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.
For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.
She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."