Animal Assisted Intervention Course

This is an online theory course - we also offer a 2 Day Intensive Practical Training Weekend, please click here for more information.

Animal Assisted Therapy Course
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Animal Assisted Intervention Course

Course Price:  £165

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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We also offer a 2 day Animal Assisted Intervention  Practical training course!

Animal Assisted Intervention Certificate Course Level 3

  • The Animal Assisted Intervention Course is of benefit to those wanting to work in the field of Animal Assisted Intervention.
  • Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAI is to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. 
  • Animal Assisted Intervention services can help children, adolescents, adults and older people with mental health needs, physical or learning disabilities, to achieve increased health, wellbeing and quality of life.
  • Animal Assisted Intervention animals are selected by trained staff on temperament grounds to provide therapeutic visits to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, special needs schools, prisons, etc. 
  • A career in this type of work also involves the care and welfare of the animals working in therapy.

Continued Professional Development

This course counts for 60 hours CPD

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Module 1

An Introduction to Animal Assisted Intervention

Gain an understanding of animal assisted intervention and animal assisted activity and how these therapies work.

Learn about the training and selection methods used for different types of therapy animals and the protocols that are critically important to ensuring the welfare of therapy animals.

Module 2

Animal Assisted Intervention for Children and Adults

Animal Assistance Intervention has been receiving growing attention as a legitimate form of treatment for many conditions in the scientific fields of nursing, medicine, and psychotherapy.

Interventions vary widely, from long-term arrangements in which patients adopt pets to short-term interactions between patients and a trained animal in structured activities. Learn how Animal Assisted Intervention and Animal Assisted Therapy can be used to stimulate the natural development of children and provide therapeutic care for the elderly.

Animal Assisted Intervention can also be used in the management of both developmental conditions in children and in the rehabilitation of offenders, as well as providing therapy for child and adult disease and disabilities.


(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

Various animals can be used for animal assisted intervention. Dogs are most commonly used as they are easier to take into nursing homes, schools, hospitals, prisons, hospices etc; where-as cats are more likely to find the experience stressful and try to escape! However, all sorts of companion animals are utilised for therapy including horses, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, etc. All assisted intervention animals are assessed for behavioural and temperament to ensure that they will react well to new and potentially unpredictable situations. It is important that the animal is calm and laid back and of course that they too gain positively from the interactions!

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