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Continued Professional Development
This course counts for 120 hours CPD
This course is delivered online and takes an average of 12 months to complete
Animals as pets: What is a companion animal?
Module 1 of the Veterinary Care Assistant course explores the range of animals kept as companion animals. Learn about restrictions on supplies, animal care organisations & their role in animal welfare.
This module also investigates the current animal welfare crisis and issues faced.
The Animal Body
Learn how to recognise & explain essential body functions & processes such as the digestive, circulatory, respiratory & skeletal systems.
Animal Disease & Hygiene
Learn how to recognise the signs of ill health & disease & understand the causes of animal disease as well as how to prevent the spread of disease.
Handling, restraint & carrying of animals in pain or distress
Understand how to handle, restrain & transport animals in pain or distress in an humane & welfare-orientated way.
Companion Animal First Aid
In module 5 of the Veterinary Care Assistant Course you will learn how to manage the first aid treatment of a range of common injuries & adverse health conditions.
Animal Welfare & Legislation
Learn about current guidelines & legislation relating to First Aid for animals & what is permitted treatment under the Veterinary Surgeon’s Act (1966).
Working in A Veterinary Practice
This module of the Veterinary Care Assistant Course explores the range of services available at veterinary practices. Learn about professional standards & limitations in what Veterinary Care Assistants can do. Gain an understanding about sales & marketing techniques as appropriate to a veterinary practice.
Small Animal Housing & Welfare: (Mammals & Birds)
Learn how to provide more than just adequate exercise & environmental enrichment for small animals. Investigate commercially available accommodation and then demonstrate your understanding of the most appropriate accommodation styles according to species’ habitats and behaviour.
Companion Animal Parasitology & Zoonosis
Unit L/502/7625. QCF Credits: 2 at Level 2
This module is a single unit taken from the ABC Awards: Animal Nursing Assistant (Award). This module can be drawn in part from the work for module 3 with the emphasis of the relevance of infection control to animal welfare & patient care in a veterinary environment. This unit is also available as a stand-alone study option & does not require a work placement.
Care of the Cat & the Dog
This comprehensive module is dedicated to felines and canines. Learn how to provide more than just adequate exercise & environmental enrichment, and how to recognise common health disorders and carry out routine health checks. Gain an understanding of nutrition & nutritional disorders relevant to dogs and cats. This module also includes information about grooming and caring for the older dog & cat.
Principles of companion animal anaesthesia & fluid therapy.
(Unit M/502/7617): QCF Credits: 2 at Level 2
This module is a single unit taken from the ABC Awards: Animal Nursing Assistant (Award). It is a regulated unit through OfQual. Learn about the basic principles of fluid therapy & anaesthetic assistance. This unit is also available as a stand-alone study option & does not require a work placement.
Companion animal nutrition
(Unit J/502/7624): QCF Credits: 2 at Level 2
Companion animal nutrition covers the importance of adequate nutrition for animals. As a theory unit, you will learn of the functions of nutrients & where each nutrient is sourced. You will also understand the need for nutritional support & how this is achieved.
£425 followed by 6 x monthly payments of £90
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)