First Aid & CPR for small and large pets
CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year training subscription
  • 2 hours and 49 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

When people think of first aid, they often do not think about their pets. Pets have accidents the same as humans and knowing what to do should the worst happen is a simple thing to learn with basic training. Pet first aid is not aimed to replace veterinary care but it will help you to recognise an emergency, calm your pet and reduce the risks of delayed treatment.

Learning pet first aid is fun and informative and will give you the skills to deal with a pet emergency should it arise. This course can be taken as a classroom course nationally with an approved and monitored ProTrainings instructor or it can be taken online using video-based learning.

This course is ideal for pet owners or pet professionals. It covers the main first aid subjects for Dogs and Cats but this information is also suitable for most other animals. Understanding basic first aid for your pet will give you the skills to assist them and prevent them from getting worse before professional help is given by your vet.

This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required. Sample certificate below.

With the online course, you will be able to view the videos for 8 months to keep you up to date with your skills and to see new videos as we add them. With online a classroom courses you will have access to the videos, receive free optional weekly refresher video emails to keep your skills fresh and to update you on the latest news. All students will receive a free login area to our website where you can download a free student manual, print off their certified CPD statement and access other material. Online students can print off their certificate online on completion and classroom students will receive an official ProTrainings wall certificate and wallet card in the post after the course

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Pet owners
  • Pet professionals
  • Dog walkers
  • Kennels
  • Vet staff

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 49 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Below is the content of the online course. Classroom courses may vary slightly.

  • Introduction to Pet First Aid
    • Pet First Aid and the Law
    • The Vet and Your Role in First Aid
    • When is Veterinary Care Required
    • Keeping Your Pet Safe in an Emergency
    • Car Accidents
    • Pet Proofing Your Home
    • How Pets Show Pain
    • Checking Your Pet's Health and Finding Out What is Normal
    • Taking a Pulse

  • CPR, Pet Accidents and First Aid
    • What to do if your cat has an accident

    • Breathing and Respiratory Problems
    • CPR Introduction
    • Pet CPR
    • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
    • Drowning Introduction
    • Drowning and Treatment
    • Shock
    • Pet Fractures Treatment
    • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet

  • Medical Conditions
    • Types of Bleeding
    • Dressings, bandages and Controlling Bleeding
    • Pet Wrap Bandages
    • Paw Problems
    • Ears, Eyes, and Mouth
    • Bandaging the Ear
    • Bandaging the Tail
    • Bandage Aftercare
    • Digestive Process
    • Vomiting in Animals
    • Pets and Illnesses
    • Poisoning, Bites, and Stings
    • High Temperatures and Heatstroke
    • Hypothermia
    • Seizures and Epilepsy
    • Choking Overview
    • Choking
    • Snake Bites on Pets
    • Ticks
    • Insect Stings
    • Fly Strike 

  • Different types and sizes of animals
    • The older dog

    • Small dog care
    • Puppies and young animals
  • Summary of Pet First Aid
    • Pets and Fireworks 
    • Pet First Aid Kits
    • Advanced Pet First Aid Kits
    • Summary of Pet First aid
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V7.1
  • Animal PoisonLine Leaflet
  • Animal PoisonLine Poster
  • Animal Poisons Line Leaflet
  • Animal Poisons Line Poster Image
  • Animal Poisons Line sticker image
  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Link to Pure Bengals, the kittens in the cat care videos
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • Pet First Aid Trained logo that you can add to your websites, social media and leaflets. Jpeg file
  • Pet first aid CPR flowchart
  • ProPet First Aid Trained Logo - JPEG
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Tick Remover Tools are available from our store on this link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos

What People are Saying

“Thank you for making the course. I'm in the middle of starting my own dog walking business and and learning pet first aid. I would say vital not just for me and the animals but to the client so they can see a certificate and have piece of mind. Thanx again.”

- chris from tyne and wear

“This is a great course for anyone with a pet or working with pets. The videos are extremely informative and can be watched on a laptop or mobile device which is very convenient. The test itself has easy to follow instructions. I would definitely recommend this course to others.”

- Catrin from Middx
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