Pet First Aid and CPR Course

£149.99 £19.00

The online Pet CPR and First Aid Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide great insight into the skills and knowledge surrounding administering effective CPR for pets and animals, discussing CPR, first aid, dealing with injuries and more.


Course Description

The online Pet CPR and First Aid Course will provide learners with a good insight into preparing for emergencies, whether minor or major, the first aid methods and procedures, and CPR technique. This course will discuss the key skills related to providing effective first aid for your pet, dealing with allergies, CPR techniques and more. This course will provide a great insight into working with pets using practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working with animals, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Pet CPR and First Aid Course is split into the following modules:

  • An Introduction – Be Ready
  • ~ First aid equipment
    ~ Registering with a vet
    ~ Instructions to dog walkers
    ~ Client’s instructions on the vet’s contract
    ~ First aid practice
    ~ How to use medication safely
    ~ Speaking to a veterinary
    ~ Medications which are safe for pets
    ~ How to safely compel your pet to vomit
    ~ How to induce sickness in a home situation
    ~ Unconventional methods to avoid

  • Be Prepared
  • ~ Minor situations compared to emergency situations
    ~ Assessing the victim
    ~ Fundamental emergency action strategy
    ~ Actions to be taken for collapsed patients
    ~ Stabilization
    ~ ABC
    ~ Loss of blood
    ~ Warmth
    ~ Broken legs
    ~ How to restrain animals and prevents them from biting
    ~ How to hold patients that are in pain
    ~ Move out of harm’s way/stabilization
    ~ Call for assistance

  • First Aid Technique
  • ~ Definition of shock
    ~ Shock treatment
    ~ How to detect shock in your pet or animal
    ~ How to treat shock
    ~ Controlling loss of blood
    ~ Pressure bandages
    ~ Wound cleaning
    ~ Cleaning of bite wounds
    ~ Basic nursing
    ~ Bandaging
    ~ Principles of bandaging
    ~ Different techniques of bandaging
    ~ Bandaging a victim’s paw
    ~ Limb bandaging
    ~ Splinting a limb
    ~ Bandaging a tail
    ~ Bandaging an animal’s ear
    ~ Bandaging the pet’s body
    ~ How to make effective improvised dressings

  • CPR
  • ~ Definition of CPR
    ~ When to administer CPR
    ~ Respiratory arrest
    ~ Assessing breathing in animals
    ~ Examining airway obstruction
    ~ Heimlich manoeuvre
    ~ Artificial respiration in animals
    ~ How to administer artificial respiration
    ~ Cardiac arrest in animals
    ~ Assessing heartbeat
    ~ Chest compressions

  • First Aid A-Z
  • ~ Definition of abscess
    ~ Emergency treatment action
    ~ Reaction to allergens
    ~ What is the response to allergens?
    ~ Emergency treatment action
    ~ Severe reaction to allergens (anaphylaxis)
    ~ Loss of consciousness

  • First Aid A-Z (Continued)
  • ~ Eye contamination
    ~ High body temperature
    ~ Food poisoning
    ~ Breakage
    ~ Overheating
    ~ Blood blister
    ~ Trouble spots
    ~ Low body temperature
    ~ Bug sting
    ~ Neck ache
    ~ Poisonous substances
    ~ Stings from a scorpion
    ~ Spasms
    ~ Shock
    ~ Skin contaminations
    ~ Inhaling smoke
    ~ Snake bites
    ~ Strokes
    ~ Ticks
    ~ Agony
    ~ Difficulty peeing
    ~ Vomiting

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Pet CPR and First Aid Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Pet CPR and First Aid Course. This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Pet CPR and First Aid Course.

Course Duration

The online Pet CPR and First Aid Course requires 70 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Pet CPR and First Aid Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

course-compatibility-400Our Pet CPR and First Aid Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Pet CPR and First Aid Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

On successful completion of this course learners will be awarded with:

Level 3 CPD Award in Pet First Aid and CPR

CPD logoUpon completion of the course learners will be awarded with the Oplex Careers CPD certificate. The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade and classification level. You can use the certificate from us as part of your portfolio of evidence and use it to attend job or academic interviews.

What is CPD?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning, a skill that is invaluable to all people in society. Employers from both the public and private sectors, as well as academic intuitions across the UK and internationally recognise Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

CPD is a great way for individuals to gain new skills, improve their job prospects, gain greater job satisfaction and also help to secure a promotion.

The courses available through Oplex Careers conform to the universally accepted CPD quality mark and standards of recording, reflecting, tracking, planning and reviewing.

Benefits of CPD
Regardless of where you are in your career, undertaking an Oplex Careers CPD course can help you;

  • Enhance your employment opportunities
  • Improve career satisfaction
  • Track prior learning
  • Show you are up-to-date with the requirements of your job
  • Contribute to your CV
  • Lead to further education
  • Demonstrate your commitment and value within your organisation
  • Prepare you for promotion

When you finish with the course your certificate will contain the recognised CPD mark from Oplex Careers.

Below you will find some common questions that previous students have asked us prior to joining the course.

  • How do I enrol?
    Just click the ‘Add to Cart’ button above, which will add the course in your shopping cart, from here proceed with the checkout and enter your payment details. Once your payment has successfully gone through, you will receive instant access to your online course. We will email you your course details and invoice straight away to the email address you use at sign up.
  • Can I study if I live outside the UK?
    Yes. With Oplex Careers you will receive instant access to your online training course, meaning that you can study from anywhere in the world, as you have an internet connection. We have students taking our courses in over 50 countries worldwide.
  • Can I buy the course for someone else?
    Yes. You can purchase the course for someone else, whether it is a family member or friend. Just be sure to inform us after checkout so we can update the course details accordingly.
  • When does this course start?
    Oplex Careers is not like a traditional college or learning institution where set dates for enrolment exist, we provide online training courses that are completely flexible. With our online training courses you can enrol and start your course at any time. You have complete control over your own learning.
  • Do I need to come to a training venue?
    All the courses available at Oplex Careers are studied online, so you do not need to attend any training venue or classes.
  • When will I receive my course?
    You will receive instant access to your online training course once you have successfully completed the checkout. We send your login details for the course, along with a receipt for your payment straight away to the email address used at checkout. Please make sure you therefore use the correct email address at checkout.
  • Will I have a tutor?
    Generally speaking, the majority of courses provided by Oplex Careers come with 100% dedicated tutor support. If you need any help or get stuck whilst you are studying the course, you can simply contact your course tutor via email who will be able to provide you with support.
  • What should I do if I need help?
    If you need help on the course just email our tutor support team who will be able to guide and help you with whatever problem you are facing. When you receive your online training course from Oplex Careers you will be sent details on how to contact the tutor support services.
  • Do I receive a certificate?
    Generally speaking, once you have finished the course you will receive a certificate to showcase your new skills and qualifications. The specific level and award of the certificate will depend on which course you are studying, please see the individual course page for more details. This certificate will be sent to you via email in PDF format once you have completed the course. Hard copies of certificates are available for an additional £9.99.
  • How long does it take to get a certificate?
    Certificates generally take between 1-3 working days to be produced, but can be longer during busy periods. This certificate will be sent to you via email in PDF format once you have completed the course. Hard copies of certificates are available for an additional £9.99.
  • Are there any deadlines?
    At Oplex Careers our courses are online and can be studied your own pace, without any strict deadlines for completion throughout the duration of your course subscription.
  • Do I need any previous experience or qualifications before I join a course?
    Most of the courses available here at Oplex Careers require little or no previous knowledge prior to enrolling. Our courses are ideal for beginners and those interested in the subject.
  • Is there an age requirement to join the course?
    There is no age requirement to join the online training courses here at Oplex Careers. Assuming that you can keep up with the learning material and study at your own pace, you shouldn’t have problem learning.
  • How long do I have access to my course?
    You will have access to a course for 12 months from the date of joining. Should you need to extend your course after such time, just contact you tutor.
  • Is the course recognised?
    The majority of our courses conform to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards and code of learning. CPD is recognised nationally across the United Kingdom and internationally around the world, thus the CPD Award should be recognised by academic institutions, public organisations and private companies. Your certificate will contain the Oplex Careers CPD Award.
  • I have another question about the course, how can I contact you?
    Please use the course enquiry tab to contact us should you have a specific question which is not answered here.

If you would like more information about the Pet CPR and First Aid Course then please feel free to use the enquiry form below:

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