Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 33 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

This course is similar to our Pet First Aid course but for those who just want a course that only covers dogs.  

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in first aid for dogs. It is ideal for dog owners or dog professionals. Understanding basic first aid for your dog will give you the skills to assist them and prevent them from getting worse before your vet gives professional help. The certificate is valid for three years.

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

With the online course, we add extra videos which you will be able to see for eight months to keep you up to date with your skills. With our online classroom courses, you will receive free weekly refresher video emails to keep your skills fresh and update you on the latest news. All students will receive a free login area to our website where you can download a free student manual and control other settings. Online students can print off their certificate online on completion, and classroom students will receive an official ProTrainings wall certificate and wallet card in the post after the course.

  • Dog owners
  • Groomers
  • Kennels
  • Pet stores

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 33 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has 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.

Below is the content of the online course. Classroom courses may vary slightly.

    • Introduction to canine first aid 
      • Introduction to canine first aid
      • What is pet first aid and why do we need it 
      • The vet and your role in first aid 
      • When is veterinary care required 
      • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
      • Car accidents 
      • Pet proofing your home 
      • How pets show pain 
      • Checking the health of your pet 
    • Accidents and first aid 
      • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking 
      • Dog CPR
      • Drowning and treatment
      • Shock 
      • Broken bones 
      • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet 
    • Medical conditions 
      • Controlling bleeding 
      • Dressings and bandages
      • Paw problems 
      • Ears, eyes and mouth 
      • Bandaging the ear 
      • Bandaging the tail
      • Illnesses
      • Digestive process
      • Vomiting in animals 
      • Poisoning, bites and stings 
      • Burns and temperature problems 
      • Seizures and epilepsy 
      • Choking
      • Snake bites on pets 
      • Ticks 
      • Insect Stings 
    • Different types and sizes of dogs
      • The older dog
      • Small dog care 
      • Puppies and young animals
      • Summary of pet first aid 
      • Pets and fireworks
      • Pet first aid kits 
      • Summary of pet first aid 
    • Pet First Aid Student Manual V7.1
    • Animal PoisonLine Leaflet
    • Animal Poisons Line Leaflet
    • Animal Poisons Line Poster Image
    • Animal Poisons Line sticker image
    • Aqueos Dog Products range
    • Aqueos Horse products range
    • Dog CPR Flowchart
    • Find a classroom course locally
    • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
    • Free student first aid program leaflet
    • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
    • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
    • Pet CPR Flow Chart
    • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
    • Pet First Aid Trained logo that you can add to your websites, social media and leaflets. Jpeg file
    • ProPet First Aid Trained Logo - JPEG
    • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
    • Tick Remover Tools are available from our store on this link
    • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos

    What People are Saying

    “i enjoy this course and learn a lot and I will recommend this course to other people. ”

    - Cheryl, dog walker from Kent

    “I found the course very informative and the system was easy to use. Being able to refer back to course manuals after completing the course is also very helpful for future reference. I recommend this course, it covers all different situations and problems that can arise when out and about with dogs. Thank you ProTrainings!”

    - Charlotte, Dog walker from Cheshire