Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy  

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Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

       £3,500 with Practical Placement

£1,900 followed by 12  x monthly payments of £150

Course fees for this small animal hydrotherapy course are inclusive of 5 Intensive Practical Training Days

Fees also inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, course materials, course registration and practical placement.  There is nothing extra to pay.

The practical element for this small animal hydrotherapy course is carried out once students complete the theory aspect of the course.

This is an Ofqual regulated qualification set at Level 4

This qualification consists of 660 Guided Learning Hours

Our Animal Hydrotherapy courses are offered as online courses and this enables students to fit their studies around their other commitments.  Intensive practical training is included in this course.

Distance learning gives working practitioners the opportunity to increase their level of training and education without the need for the time-consuming and costly travel and attendance at University.

This qualification offers quality practical training, with maximum training groups of 5 students at a time. This allows us to provide you with 1:1 support.

This Aim Awards Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy Qualification  has been developed for any working, registered animal hydrotherapists who have completed the 

 Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.  

The Level 4  Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy is a regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF (Regulated Qualifications  Framework). This is the only qualification of it's kind worldwide.

The Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy qualification includes a total of 5 days Practical Placement at the Witney, Oxfordshire branch of Woozelbears, an established small animal hydrotherapy centre.  This centre has top of the range equipment including underwater treadmills, large bespoke pools, hydrotherapy spa and a team of highly qualified personnel.

This qualification requires 100 logged hours of practical experience in addition to the training and assessment placement that is part of this qualification.

Individuals who have taken and passed this Level 4 Award in Small Animal Hydrotherapy wishing to make an application to either Canine Therapy, Animal Therapy or Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Writtle University College will be able to use this certificate to demonstrate part of the pre-entry requirements for the necessary canine experience.  Writtle University College would be pleased to consider applications from students with this background.

 Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy Qualification Units

Unit 1
Business Management  in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

GLH: 50

Unit 2
 Canine Behaviour, Body   Language and Safe Handling   Techniques During Hydrotherapy

GLH: 40


Unit 3
Feline Behaviour, Nutrition and Handling

GLH: 50

Unit 4
Foundations of Professional Practice for Small Animal Hydrotherapy 

GLH: 30


Unit 5
Applied Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology 

GLH: 50

Unit 6
Canine Nutrition

GLH: 30


Unit 7
Orthopaedic and Neurological Conditions and Surgical Procedures in Small Animals 

 GLH: 50

Unit 8
Water Management in Hydrotherapy

GLH: 50


Unit 9 
Small Animal Massage Therapy

GLH: 40

Unit 10
Small Animal Laser Therapy Treatment

GLH: 50


Unit 11 
Introduction to Small Animal Physiotherapy

    GLH:  40

Unit 12
Land Based Exercise Prescription for Small Animals

 GLH: 40


Unit 13 
Advanced Pool and Treadmill Techniques for Small Animals

GLH: 30

Unit 14
Hydrotherapy Pool and Treadmill Maintenance, Operations and Equipment 

GLH: 30


Unit 15 
Practical skills in Small Animal Hydrotherapy  

This component allows learners to apply practical hydrotherapy pool and treadmill skills. Learners will need to have logged 100 hours practical experience in one or more hydrotherapy centres (in addition to the 5 day practical placement).

Practical Unit

GLH: 80

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can do the course?

This Level 4 Animal Hydrotherapy Diploma qualification is open to working, registered animal hydrotherapists who have successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. 

Why is this different to other hydrotherapy courses?  

The Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy qualification is an Ofqual approved qualification that has been developed in conjunction with a National Awarding organisation, and therefore it is checked rigorously for content and standards, to ensure it attains national benchmarks at this level. Regular external quality assurance also ensures that this qualification continues to maintain quality and consistency.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Students must complete the course within 2 years of enrolment.

Do I have to have a practical placement to enrol on this course?

We provide this as part of the course once you have completed the theory aspects of the course. We include an intensive 5 day practical training programme.

How is the course designed, delivered and assessed?

The course consists of theory and practical training. The theory is studied online on the most up to date interactive learning platform, with tutor support to guide you through the learning and materials. The intensive practical training is carried out towards the end of your course. 

I don't live in the UK, can I still enrol?

Absolutely yes, we accept international students, please contact us for more information about this.

Are there any examinations

There are no examinations but you will need to build a portfolio of evidence of your learning and understanding according to assessments set out in the course materials. Internal moderation of your portfolio is carried out by Animal Jobs Direct and then moderated externally by AIM Awards. 

Study from home, at your own pace and with full tutor support. This course includes 5 days intensive practical training at Woozlebears, a well established Hydrotherapy Centre in Oxfordshire. 

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