Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) - CPD Certified

Video online training offering flexible training on any device at a time that meets your schedule, full course support

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9 CPD points / hours
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Comply with the level 3 pet first aid training requirements for pet professionals

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals 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 professional much more information in order to be able to detect early when something is wrong and give the appropriate care. It is aimed to meet the level 3 pet first aid requirements for pet professionals laid down by the latest government and council guidance.

The course also covers the 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. You can add a practical module at any time and for more details contact us or your local instructor.

As a blended course (extra fee for the practical module) - 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 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. You can add a practical module at any time and for more details contact us or your local instructor.

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

Why are ProTrainings online courses different?

Unlike other e-learning courses, ProTrainings use just videos training rather than reading PowerPoint text which makes our courses more engaging. You do not have to complete the course in one sitting, stop and return whenever you want. You have 8 months to complete the course and you can even view the course after you pass giving you access to new videos and downloads. Your certificate can be printed immediately on completion along with your certified CPD and Evidenced-based learning statement to evidence your qualification.

Under every video, we have added text to support the video and you also receive manuals and downloads free. To keep your skills fresh, you can opt for free weekly refresher videos. You are assessed during the course and at the end, there is a final multiple choice test. If you get a question wrong you will be given support to ensure you understand every part. You can re-take the test without charge. This may be an online course, but you can still contact us by phone, online chat or email.

If you require classroom training or practical evaluations these can be arranged nationally at your workplace.

ProTrainings are Endorsed by Skills for Care for both classroom and e-learning courses.

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  • Downloadable student manuals
  • Course resource section where you will find downloads and links to support training
  • Video-based & instructor-led
  • Expiry reminders
  • Optional weekly video refresher emails
  • 8 months of access to videos
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Watch from any device
  • Access on mobile
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  • Customer support by online chat, phone or email
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  • Expiration reminder
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  • Evidence-based Learning statements
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  • We have over 1000 registered and monitored instructors nationwide offering classroom courses
  • We can teach courses at your workplace
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Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) at a Glance

  • Designed for compliance in the latest pet professionals and breeders regulations
  • Learn how to deal with a comprehensive area of first aid emergency that could affect any pet in your care
  • Understand how to deliver pet CPR to treats pet in cardiac arrest and other life-threatening conditions
  • Learn illnesses that affect pets and how to identify and prevent them
  • Learn what to do with injuries that a pet could have
  • Learn more about pets to keep them safer while in your care

Course media


  • Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 - download
  • ProTrainings Accreditation Booklet - download
  • Pet First Aid leaflet - course on Reed - download
  • Courses available on Reed from ProTrainings - download


The content of this and all our courses have 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.

This course comes with a certified CPD statement and Evidenced Based Learning Statement.

ProTrainings are Endorsed by Skills for Care for both classroom and e-learning courses.

Free with this course are a host of student manuals and documents and useful web links.


Introduction to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals

  • Introduction to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals
  • Endorsed pet first aid certificate option (extra cost)
  • Meet your vet
  • Pet first aid and the law
  • The vet and your role in first aid
  • The role of the pet first aider
  • When is Veterinary Care Required
  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
  • Car Accident
  • Car accidents - injuries and treatment
  • Pet Proofing your home
  • Please rescue my pets stickers
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Dog Microchipping

Precautions and Safety

  • Dog Muzzles
  • Use Of Gloves
  • Approaching A Pet That Has Been Injured
  • Preventing accidents

Pet Anatomy and Physiology

  • External Anatomy
  • Internal Anatomy
  • Dog 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
  • First Aid Spray
  • Blood stop powder
  • Spray on plaster
  • Elizabethan Collars
  • Pet First Aid Wipes
  • Pet wrap bandages
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Using a foil blanket

Checking a Pets health

  • Initial Assessment
  • Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal
  • Gum Colour
  • Collecting a urine sample
  • How pets show pain
  • How pets show pain - additional vets comments
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Taking the Temperature
  • Vital signs
  • Comprehensive assessment and checking vital signs example
  • Taking the rectal temperature

Pet Accidents and First Aid

  • Classifications of an emergency
  • Pet Recovery Position
  • What to do if your cat has an accident

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR

  • Pet CPR Introduction
  • Pet CPR
  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
  • Drowning and Treatment
  • Near and secondary drowning
  • Near and secondary drowning - vets comments
  • How realistic is Pet CPR - hear what our vet says
  • Oxygen and your pet
  • Administration of Oxygen


  • Choking Overview
  • Choking

Bleeding Control

  • Types of Bleeding
  • Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
  • Pets and tourniquets
  • New commercial Tourniquets for Dogs
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Haemostatic dressings on animals
  • Shock
  • Shock - vets comment

Different Conditions you may see

  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Sneezing
  • Dehydration in pets
  • Lethargy
  • Urination Problems
  • Weakness and collapse
  • Weakness and collapse - additional vets comments
  • Hair loss and skin conditions
  • Cataracts


  • Suspected fractures
  • Pet fractures treatment
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
  • Spinal injuries
  • Paw Problems
  • Paws and Claws
  • Nail and Claw Injuries
  • Eye problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Ear problems
  • General bandaging
  • Bandaging the Ear
  • Bandaging the tail and tail injuries
  • Bandaging the body
  • Fight wounds
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Mouth and dental problems
  • Animal bites and scratches on pets
  • Small cuts scratches and grazes
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Stings on animals
  • Ibuprofen and pets
  • Carbon Monoxide and pets
  • Poisoning
  • Vet poison information line
  • Inducing Vomiting in a Dog
  • Inducing vomiting - vets comments
  • Snake Bites on Pets
  • Pet burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Electric shocks - vets comments
  • Cruciate Ligament
  • Falls from height


  • Pets and Illnesses
  • Bloat
  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke
  • Hyperthermia - vets comments
  • Hypothermia Treatment
  • Hypothermia - vets comments
  • Vomiting in Animals
  • Vomiting causes and types
  • Vomiting - vets comments
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies in pets
  • Allergic reactions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cushings Disease
  • Nose and respiratory problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coughing and kennel cough
  • More about Kennel Cough
  • Diarrhoea in animals
  • Stomach conditions
  • Rabies
  • Alabama foot rot
  • Blue-green algae
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Pyometra

Parasites that affect pets

  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Ticks and Lyme disease
  • Insect Stings
  • Fly Strike
  • Lungworm
  • Processionary caterpillars
  • Insect stings


  • Restraining a Cat
  • Cats and Heights
  • 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
  • Brachycephalic dogs
  • Smaller pets
  • Reptiles

Summary to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals

  • Fireworks and thunderstorms
  • Advanced pet first aid practical (optional and extra fee)
  • Summary to Advanced Pet First Aid

ProTrainings are Endorsed by Skills for Care for both classroom and e-learning courses.

The course is divided into categories and in each category, there are a number of videos. You can pause and watch again any video on the course. We update our courses regularly and you will be able to see the replacement and new videos as they are released.

This may be an online course, but if have any questions during the course you can contact us.

You can be confident that every ProTrainings course is of the highest quality. Our online and classroom courses are endorsed by Skills for Care and we are proud to be one of a few training providers who has been nominated as a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence.

We are also proud to be a Training Qualifications UK Diamond Centre, which is the highest level you can attain and offer a wide range of regulated qualifications through TQUK and Future Awards and Qualifications.

All of our courses have also been independently verified for CPD so that you can print out a CPD certified time credit statement to prove your continuing professional development when you have finished your training.

Our commitment to quality assurance is also underpinned by ISO9001 AND ISO45001 accreditation and we are members of a number of trade organisations.

Our excellent network of instructors throughout the UK deliver courses that have been developed to make training engaging and informative. You will have access to video refreshers, updates and other useful training materials. With ProTrainings, the learning doesn’t finish when the course ends. For more information about our accreditations and endorsements, see our accreditations booklet.

Who is this course for?

Anyone owning or thinking about getting a dog or working with dogs. Ideal for pet professionals or students to comply with council requirements.


No prior requirements to complete this course. You can view this course on any device connected to the internet. This includes Windows and Mac computers and laptops, iPad's including the iPad mini and Pro, iPhones, Android phones and tablets. The course will adapt to the format of the device you choose.

Career path

This course will help your CV stand out from a crowd and prepare you for other courses. Our certificates can be validated online by prospective employers giving more credibility than other providers. With online courses, you receive a completion certificate, evidence-based learning statement and Certified CPD statement instantly on completion.

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