Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

Ofqual Code
Qualification Level
3
Guided Learning Hours
233
Study mode
Online and 4 Day Practicals
Location of Practical Placement
Start Date
Anytime
Enrolment will be valid for
1 year
Entry Criteria
Assessment Method
Awarding Organisation
OCN West Midlands
 

Course Summary

 

The Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy is designed for students who want to gain an Ofqual regulated qualification and practical experience in hydrotherapy training.

This course features a blend of online theory and 4 days of practical hands-on training. Students must have prior experience working with animals, have great English speaking and writing skills and be a confident swimmer.

The Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) recognises this course as part of their criteria for joining their membership for qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapists. In addition, once qualified, students can apply for an official membership of the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions.

4-day Practical Placement in a Covid-secure venue. Placement dates and venues available in UK & USA.

2022 Dates

 

Chepstow UKWitney UKAberdeen ScotlandHouston USAMelksham
Start DatesStart DatesStart DatesStart DatesStart Dates
Mar 20th/Mar 28th/Apr 3rdJan 17th/Mar 14thMar 7th/ July 4th
Jun 20th
Mar 14th/Apr 4th/May 9th
May 15th/June 12th/Sept 3rdMay 19th /June 13thSept 9th/Nov 7th
Aug 29th/Nov 7thJun 13th/Jul 11th/Aug 8th
Oct 23rd/Nov 20thSept 19th Nov 14th22nd – 27th November/Nov 22ndSep 12th/Oct 10th/Nov 14th/Dec 12th

Unit 1

Introduction to Hydrotherapy

This unit is intended to provide learners with background information on hydrotherapy. They will understand what hydrotherapy is and various aspects involved in hydrotherapy from the properties of water to the equipment used. The learner will know the legislation related to the practice of hydrotherapy.

Unit 2

Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals

The unit aims to introduce anatomy and physiology to learners including body systems, tissue types and joint anatomy and physiology in small animals. This will assist understanding the relationship between anatomy and physiology and providing hydrotherapy to the patient.

Unit 3

Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

The aim of this unit is for learners to gain knowledge of gait patterns and relevant terminology, as well as posture and muscle contractions relevant to hydrotherapy treatment.

Unit 4

Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions

The aim of this unit is for learners to gain knowledge of the conditions that are commonly presented for hydrotherapy, including medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions.

Unit 5

Maintenance of Equipment and Water Balance

Learners will develop the knowledge to understand the importance of key aspects of maintenance in a hydrotherapy setting. This will include water testing and how to interpret results from water tests.

Unit 6

Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy

Learners will explore the practical application of hydrotherapy from the initial assessment to the preparation of the patient, to hydrotherapy treatment and aftercare. They will be able to conduct hydrotherapy pool sessions. Learners will be able to demonstrate skills in the practical administration of hydrotherapy.

Unit 7

Professional Practice Management

The aim of this unit aims to demonstrate to learners the importance of Continual Professional Development and Professional Conduct within the workplace. Learners will develop knowledge of the roles and responsibilities within a hydrotherapy centre and the administration to be carried out.

Unit 8

Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy

This unit provides explores the veterinary referral process, assessment, and health checking of small animals. It also looks at the various professional team members involved in treating patients, and their suitability for hydrotherapy.

Unit 9

Small Animal Behaviour

Learners will understand small animal behaviour in relation to hydrotherapy. They will develop knowledge related to safe handling and understanding body language in small animals.

Unit 10

Small Animal First Aid

This unit looks at the aims of first aid, different types of emergencies that the learner may come across in a hydrotherapy centre, and practical application of first aid techniques.

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