Please see end of this page for 2018 and 2019 course start and end dates. The practical element for this small animal hydrotherapy course is carried out once students complete the theory aspect of the course.
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
The Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy course 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.
Who can do the course?
This Level 4 Animal Hydrotherapy Diploma qualification is open to working, registered animal hydrotherapists who have successfully completed the ABC Awards Level 3 Diploma course 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.