Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ)
CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 6 hours and 0 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
£39.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Advanced pet first aid level 3 (VTQ) covers much more details about the different injuries and illnesses that can affect dogs and cats. The course has been designed to give the pet owner or pet professional much more information in order to be able to detect early when something is wrong and give the appropriate care.

The course also covers anatomy and physiology of animals and different first aid treatments that are available.  Although the treatment is basically the same between dogs and cats, the advanced course has a dedicated section to cats.

This course is a ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ) and is ideal for pet professionals or individuals.

This course can be taken in two ways:

As an online course - With this, you work through the course over 6 hours and learn from the videos but there is no practical module.  We recommend that you complete a practical module locally with one of our approved instructors. With the online-only course, you will just receive a certificate that says Advance Pet First Aid and it will not include the level 3 VTQ qualification.  You can add a practical module at any time and for more details contact us or your local instructor.

As a blended course - Blended training is where you complete the online module (6 hours) and a practical module (approx 6 hours) locally with an approved instructor where you also cover practical subjects to gain the full qualification certificate. 

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

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
  • Dog walkers
  • Kennels
  • Pet stores
  • Vet nurses
  • Vet students
  • Instructors
  • Groomers

This course comes with 7.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 6 hours 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.

  • Introduction to Advanced Pet First Aid 
    • Endorsed Pet First Aid Certificate Option
    • 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
    • Hand hygiene 
    • Dog micro-chipping
  • Pet Accidents and First Aid
    • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking
    • Dog CPR
    • Drowning
    • Shock
    • Broken Bones
    • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
  • Precautions and Safety
    • Use of Muzzles
    • Baskerville Muzzle
    • Use of gloves
    • Approaching a pet that has been injured
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
    • Digestive Process
    • Blood Vessels
    • Types of Bones
    • Breathing Mechanisms
    • Circulation System
    • Types of joints
    • The Nervous System
    • The Muscular System
  • First Aid Kits and Equipment
    • Pet First Aid Kits
    • Advanced Pet First Aid Kit
    • Pet First Aid Sprays
    • Elizabethan Collars
    • Pet First Aid Wipes
    • Pet Wrap Bandages
    • Bandage Aftercare
    • Using a Foil Blanket
    • Pet First Aid Kits
  • Checking a Dog's Health
    • Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal
    • Gum Colour
    • Collecting a urine sample
    • How pets show pain
    • Taking a Pulse
    • Taking the Temperature
    • Vital Signs
  • Pet Accidents and First Aid
    •  Classifications of an emergency 
    • Pet Recovery Position
    • What to do if your cat has an accident
  • CPR
    • CPR Introduction
    • Pet CPR
    • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
    • Drowning and Treatment
    • Near and Secondary Drowning
    • Oxygen and your pet
  • Choking 
    • Choking Overview
    • Choking
  • Bleeding Control
    • Types of Bleeding
    • Dressings, Bandages and Controlling Bleeding
    • Pets and Tourniquets
    • Haemostatic dressings on animals 
    • Shock
  • Different Conditions you may see 
    • Breathing and respiratory problems
    • Loss of Appetite
    • Sneezing
    • Dehydration in pets
    • Lethargy
    • Urination Problems
    • Weakness and Collapse
  • Injuries
    •  Suspected fractures
    • Pet fractures treatment
    • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
    • Paw Problems
    • Ears, Eyes and Mouth
    • Bandaging the Ear
    • Bandaging the Tail
    • Poisoning, Bites and Stings
    • Ibruprofen and pets
    • Carbon Monoxide and pets
    • Vet Poison Information Line
    • Inducing Vomiting in a dog
    • Snake Bites on Pets
    • Pet burns 
    • Electrocution
  • Illness
    • Pets and Illnesses
    • Bloat
    • High Temperature and Heatstroke
    • Hypothermia Treatment
    • Vomiting in Animals
    • Seizures and Epilepsy
    • Allergies in pets
    • Vomiting causes and types
    • Pancreatitis
    • Cushings Disease
    • Coughing and kennel cough
    •  Diarrhoea in animals
  • Parasites that affect pets
    • Ticks
    • Insect Stings
    • Fly Strike
    • Lungworm 
  • Cats
    • Restraining a Cat
    • Paws and Claws
    • Cat Vaccinations
    • Cat Worming and Treatment
    • Pedigree Cats
    • The Pregnant Cat
    • Adult Cats
    • Cat Flu
  • Different types and sizes of animals
    • The older dog
    • Small dog care
    • Puppies and young animals 
  • Summary of Advanced Pet First Aid 
    • Pets and Fireworks
    • Summary to the Pet First Aid App
    • Summary to Advanced Pet First Aid
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V7.1
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • 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
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • 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 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

“The Advance Pet First Aid course is a must for everyone who works with Cats, Dogs & Small Animals. The knowledge you get from completing this course may save a pet's life.”

- Vicki, Pet Sitter/Dog Walker from Wiltshire

“Found this really useful for my pet boarding business, i believe our council are making this mandatory for all licensed boarders. Thank you”

- Gillian, owner from CA
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