This course is for individuals who would like to learn about canine first aid and the steps to take in a first aid emergency.
The Canine First Aid course is a great way to understand some of the basic measures that can be taken. On completion of the course, you will be issued with a College certificate.
You should have a genuine interest in dogs and should be keen to establish an understanding of canine first aid.
The course covers many first aid procedures including scene assessment and barrier use, CPR and rescue breathing, choking, control of serious bleeding, shock management, spinal injury management, splinting for fractures and dislocations, bandaging minor wounds and more.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance throughout the day and some written theory assessments.
Pens and paper will be required.
You should wear sensible flat footwear and trousers/jeans. The College's own equipment will be used on the day.
Your Canine First Aid qualification will need refreshing/renewing in three years, which will keep you up to date with current methods of first aid.
You may wish to participate in further canine training that the College offers to enhance your knowledge. We run a variety of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to dogs, including ID Chipping and Dog Grooming. Please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Carla Davies came to Derby College to re-train as a dog groomer and is now fulfilling her dream of working with animals after securing a part-time job at Kennel Gate in Nottingham.
As part of her course, she was matched to the job opportunity through the College’s pioneering recruitment service established with the REED NCFE Partnership. They alerted Carla – who had been an office worker since leaving school – to the job opportunity and helped her with her CV and interview techniques.
When I heard about the job opportunities and support available through the REED NCFE team, I decided to go for it and was over the moon when I was offered the job. It is a dream come true and I have also returned to Derby College for an evening course to gain more qualifications in dog grooming.