The Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy is a comprehensive Ofqual regulated qualification that enables students to develop the required knowledge for working as a qualified small animal hydrotherapist.
Qualified professionals who have already completed some of the qualification units as part of their training can study a shorter version of the qualification to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy utilising qualifications previously gained through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
The Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy is relevant for working with a variety of small animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals that the hydrotherapist may come across in day to day practice.
The theory aspect is studied online through Moodle at the student's own pace with full Tutor support. The practical training and assessment take place over 6 days, we offer a choice of locations and dates for the practical training. The assessment takes place through a series of online and practical assessments.
Students will gain an understanding of the techniques involved in the provision of hydrotherapy and the assessment required before small animal hydrotherapy commences. Learn about the various medical conditions and their impact on hydrotherapy treatment. This regulated qualification also develops student’s knowledge around tissue healing, small animal behaviour and professional practice management.
There is a focus on Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy and Advanced Treadmill Techniques - something that is not offered in any other qualification. Additionally, students will learn terminology to be able to conduct gait analysis and review patient performance practically.
As well as the theoretical study, the Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals also involves a large amount of practical training and assessment spread over 6 days. Gain hands on training with a variety of dogs attending for rehabilitation and sports conditioning. Train with highly qualified, experienced hydrotherapists and veterinary physiotherapists to learn how the treatment is used in a working rehabilitation clinic. This includes pool hydrotherapy and hydrotherapy treadmill treatments, including innovative advanced aquatic treadmill techniques. The practical training enables students to learn from experienced professionals in the industry while working with a range cases at different stages of treatment.
Animal Courses Direct is approved and accredited by the National Education Awarding Body Open College Network West Midlands. Our Ofqual approved qualifications meet Defra Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations.