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.
Going to Derby College to study animal management is, says higher education student Lauren Cooper, one of the best decisions she has ever made. Lauren, who took her level three qualifications with the College, is now on a higher education animal management course. She hopes to work in a zoo or in canine rehabilitation in the future. Although she has always loved animals, Lauren hadn't realised such learning opportunities were available to her when she first left school with GCSEs. That all changed though after she went along to an open day at Broomfield Hall with her sister Natasha – a Derby College floristry student. As a then 24 year old with a young child, Lauren discovered that she qualified for free tuition on the level 3 animal care course, bursary help with her travel expenses and a free on-site nursery place for son Zander. Lauren, who has two lurchers and a lizard named Scott at home, particularly relishes the hands-on elements of her HNC course – especially handling more unusual species such as porcupines and skunks. Supportive tutors and family fun days which 'tractor mad' Zander loves, are also among other great aspects of studying at Broomfield Hall.
She said: "Taking the decision to come to Broomfield Hall was a no brainer.
"I loved everything about the level 3 course and I'm really enjoying the higher education course I'm on now. I hope my experience will be an inspiration to other people who have a passion for learning how to look after animals."