Advanced Diploma in Pet Physical Therapy – Level 3 certification

Level 3 Certification in Pet Physical Therapy | Accredited by ABC Awards | Instant Access to Course Videos



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12 Hours
Level 3 Diploma Pet Physical Therapy - Advanced
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You always want to know when your pet is in pain, whether it is your own pet, you work as a pet sitter or run a pet care business. Animals must and can be relieved of pain, while helping them to increase movement and improve overall health. The Advanced Diploma in Pet Physical Therapy – Level 3 is a practical course that will educate individuals on how to provide good quality care and services to pets while ensuring they are healthy overall.

It is a comprehensive course that offers insight to animal lovers who are thinking of becoming professionally qualified in the industry. If you want to have your own pet care business, get into Vet school or work in an animal shelter or hospital, the objective of the course is to fully equip yourself on what it takes to become a pet career professional.

The Advanced Diploma in Pet Physical Therapy – Level 3 will feature key topics on how to tackle animals in pain, what it takes to acquire professional knowledge in pet care, insight into physiotherapy, therapeutic exercises for your pet and how to tell when you should apply physio and when you shouldn’t.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Study365 is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA /Qualification Wales


Level 3 Diploma Pet Physical Therapy - Advanced
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the techniques of how to handle your pet’s mobility of hip, knee or elbow in a safe and compassionate way.
  • Learn how to read the signs of animals in pain.
  • Learn the techniques of performing gentle exercises for animals who may be suffering from arthritis or an old injury.
  • Learn how to tackle senior pets in the home, with compassion and gentleness.
  • Learn how to massage your pet to help them relax and build strength.
  • Learn about therapeutic exercises, and how to use them on your pet.
  • Understand a dog’s anatomy and improve your knowledge of performing easy and enjoyable exercises that can be done at home.

Course Curriculum

1: Overall View Of Animal Physical Therapy

2: When To Use Physio And When Not To

3: An Understanding Of Physiotherapy

4: How Physiotherapy Works

5: Pet Assessment And Will Physio Help?

6: How Does Your Pet Respond To Physio?

7: Can Exercises Help Your Pet?

8: Why Pet Owners Opt For Physio?

9: Building Partnerships With Professionals In Veterinary Services

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.


ABC awards and Certa Awards will provide successful learners with a Certificate of Achievement and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the units completed by the learner through this course.

Course Code: QLS-04919

Accredited Body

Accredited body (Accreditation) ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals who have an older or stiff pet and want to learn how to use physiotherapy
  • Individuals who want to learn different forms of animal physiotherapy
  • Those who want to learn safe exercises for animals
  • Anyone who has a deep interest in animal care and physiotherapy


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Veterinary Assistant – £15,686 per annum
  • Animal Shelter Manager – £20,404 per annum
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Animal Caretaker – £14,995 per annum
  • Pet Cate Attendant
  • Dog Groomer – £8.08 per hour

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