Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course - Level 3 CPD Certified

Oplex Careers


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Study method
Online, self-paced
70 hours
No formal qualification
70 CPD hours / points
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The online Wildlife Rehabilitation Training from Oplex Careers aims to provide great insight into the skills and knowledge related to working in this exciting area of work, learning the key skills working in rehabilitation for wildlife


70 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The online Wildlife Rehabilitation Training will provide learners with a strong insight and understanding into the intriguing field of wildlife rehabilitation. This course will discuss the key skills and knowledge related to ethics, techniques, teaching relaxation, working with clients and more.

This course will provide a great insight into this field of study with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working in within the field of complementary therapies, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Course is split into the following modules:

    • Working in Rehabilitation for Wildlife

– Reasons that make you suitable for the role of wildlife rehabilitator
– Should you consider a career in wildlife rehabilitation
– The duty of a wildlife rehabilitator when there are no animals in care
– How wildlife rehabilitators get certified
– What knowledge is needed for wildlife rehabilitators to succeed

    • Tips Regarding Baby Wild Animals

– How to establish when you are not allowed to rescue a wild animal
– When you receive a call regarding an animal that is orphaned
– How to relate to wild animals
– Enriching interactions
– After rescuing a wild animal, what next

    • Assessing an Animal

– How to carry out assessment of a distressed animal
– Clinical Examination
– Heart rate
– Respiratory rate
– Temperature
– Eyes
– Ears
– Mouth
– Nose
– Body
– Feet
– Dehydration
– Abdominal palpitation
– Essential nutrition facts

    • Animal Anatomy

– Importance of understanding anatomy and physiology
– Body systems
– Cold-blooded versus warm-blooded animals
– General anatomy and physiology of birds
– Mammals general anatomy and physiology
– The anatomy and physiology of amphibians and reptiles

    • Ailments and Orphaned Animals

– Oiled birds
– General wound care
– Heatstroke
– Burns
– Injuries caused by fish hooks
– Common wildlife diseases

    • Handling Non-Urgent Injuries

– Common injuries handled by many wildlife rehabilitators
– Broken limbs
– Broken wings
– Damaged/broken shells

    • Recommended Interaction with Wild Animals

– Differentiating interactions between wildlife and pets
– Brainstorming for the ideal animal enrichment initiatives for patients
– Ways of safely handling and restraining wildlife
– Moving wild animals for transfer and treatment
– Establishing when the patient is fit to resume life in the wild

    • Why outreach and education are important

– Why outreach and education are important
– How can wildlife rehabilitators spread the word
– How to develop the appropriate education program
– Examples of outreach correctly done by rehabilitators

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Wildlife Rehabilitation Training, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this course learners will be awarded with:

Level 3 CPD Award in Wildlife Rehabilitation Training

Upon completion of the course learners will be awarded with the Oplex Careers CPD certificate. The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade and classification level.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Training.

Course Duration

The online Wildlife Rehabilitation Training requires 70 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Training you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Training is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Wildlife Rehabilitation Training to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


There are no entry requirements necessary to join this course from Oplex Careers. Everyone is welcome to enrol on this online course and we wish you success in your studies.

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Joanne asked:

i have previously sent a message about this course which has yet to be answered. the description mentions reflexology, is it about that or wildlife?


Yes everything will be related to animals, specifically wildlife animals. Thanks

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Zivile asked:

Is there a certification or diploma available after the successful completion of this course please? And if yes is it included in the purchase price?


Yes absolutely! Once you have successfully completed your course and Final Assessment (which is included), our team will email your certificate over to you, all included with the purchase price. Thanks

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George asked:

Hi, is this a real qualification I can use to get a job/apprenticeship or Just to put on my cv, thanks


This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and employers across the UK. This is not equivalent to a formal qualification. Instead this course will introduce you into the field teaching practical skills that you could then use to support your CV and job applications.

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Linda Aston asked:

Is it a requirement or a good idea to volunteer to a wildlife centre whilst attending this training?


Yes this will certainly compliment your training course as you will be able to include on your CV your accredited online training course, plus voluntary work experience!

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