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Pet First Aid Certificate - CPD Certified

Student Discount Card Eligible | Lifetime Access | Online certified training |Online certificate and exam included


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3 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our Pet First Aid Course has been given the CPD accreditation and is the perfect course for anyone looking to discover more about Pet first aid.

Our Pet First Aid Course follows on from our Pet Sitting Diploma , Pet Psychology Diploma , Pet Nutrition Diploma and Dog Grooming diploma, like our other Pet courses our Pet First Aid Course is packed with information in to 7 modules teaching you everything you need to succeed in this profession.

The course can be studied part time and you can become accredited in as little as 5-8 hours and you can study at your own pace.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

More Key features about our Pet First Aid Course

  • Lifetime Access to your course
  • The price you pay Reed is for the whole course including final exam – no hidden fees
  • CPD certificate upon successful completion
  • Tutor Support Monday – Friday

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3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Anyone who owns a pet or works with animals will benefit from a pet first aid Certificate. Knowing what to do when a pet is injured or ill is a wonderful chance to save a family pet and make a difference. This information packed course is designed for anyone who wants to learn what to do in the event of a pet emergency, how to handle the situation and how to remain calm to help the pet until they get the veterinary care they need.

The course is broken down into easy to study modules, and is hosted online, so as long as you have access to the internet, you can study anywhere, whether it's when you get home from work or during your lunch break from your desktop computer or your tablet.

Introduction to the Pet First Aid Certificate

This Certificate is brimming with information which has been broken down into six manageable modules to make your studying experience enjoyable and effective. Each module provides you with insight and advice into pet first aid, giving you the knowledge and tools you need to deal with a wide variety of different accidents and incidents involving a host of pets, so you can make a difference and prolong a pet’s life.

At the end of the course you will be required to complete a multiple choice test, which you will be given two chances to pass. On passing you are given instant access to your certificate, which you can download and print, placing it with your CV for your next job interview in the pet industry. All certificates can be verified online, giving potential employers peace of mind that you have completed the necessary training that meets their unique requirements.

The pet first aid Certificate can provide you with a lifelong knowledge which may be needed in an emergency.

What You Will Learn

This course is filled with information relating to pet first aid. It is designed to give you the basic skills needed to handle all types of situations involving your pet or animals at your place of work, whether you work in a pet shop or veterinary practice. The course’s six modules will give you a complete overview into pet first aid, this includes the following:

  • Introduction and importance of veterinary services
  • Gain information on general pet health
  • Learn about registering with your local vet and making visits
  • Get insight into the anatomy of a dog
  • Learn the different causes of limping in dogs
  • Get tips on examining pets at home
  • Learn about pet digestion
  • Learn about checking vital signs
  • Know the signs of dehydration and what to do
  • Learn how to examine wounds and how to stop bleeding effectively
  • Know how to treat burns on all pets
  • Get an understanding on how to treat a choking pet
  • Know what to do in the event a pet goes into shock
  • Learn basic CPR for pets
  • Understand what it takes to approach an injured animal
  • Learn the different tools and techniques to restrain an animal
  • Know the signs and symptoms of frost bite
  • Drowning and near drowning first aid
  • Get insight into household hazards
  • Learn about poisoning and treatments
  • Know the home treatment for vomiting and diarrhoea


There are numerous benefits to completing a pet first aid Certificate online, these include:

  • Study online at your own pace and in your own time
  • Take a week to complete the course or a few months, there is no set time schedule for completion
  • Accessible on most modern devices as long as you are connected to the internet
  • Online support throughout your study experience
  • Lifetime access to the modules
  • Industry recognised certification
  • Certificates are verifiable online as an added convenience
  • Fast track your career
  • Start using your new knowledge without delay
  • Continue your education in pet awareness

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.


Stacey Baigan – Edinburgh

I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

This course was fun and flexible. I could study it at my own convenience, leaving it and going back to it in between my other commitments.

I was then required to answer a few multiple choice questions at the end in order to receive my certificate which is stored in my account so that I can download it at any time. It is a good qualification to add to my CV when looking to work with pets.

I really enjoyed it and it will benefit me in my future career plans. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Adam Waldron, Wirral

Well worth the few hours needed.

A good course that covers all the basics and will leave you confident and equipped to deal with any emergencies as they arise, from basic equipment needed, to how to do CPR on your dog or cat, to administering medicines and dealing with burns, breaks and drownings.

It gave me a lot of tips and pointers to explore the issues further as well as first aid equipment to buy. Providing you read through all of the modules, you’ll be able to pass the course quite easily.

Good value for money for what I paid for this course. Well worth the few hours needed.

Hope Walker – Orpington

The information was very clear and well set out.

I completed this course to become more confident in my job as a dog walker. The information was very clear and well set out, and perfectly set me up for the test at the end.

With my pass, I’m sure that I will receive more clientele who can now see that I am trustworthy and qualified to be looking after their beloved pets.

This qualification not only looks good on a CV but could be used in situations in everyday life. Hopefully I can one day use the skills I’ve learnt on this course in order to safe a pet’s life.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

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Sara MURPHY asked:

Do you get a printable certificate so you can add to your qualifications please ??


Yes you will receive a printable certificate free of charge once completing the course :)

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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