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Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) L3 Award

  • Understand how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Learn how to devise treadmill sessions for small animals
  • Discover the factors and patient suitability for treadmill therapy
  • Explore the benefits of hydrotherapy in animal care
  • Aid small animals through their treatment
  • Approved by the CHA and gain IRVAP (ICH) membership on completion
  • Gain 8 UCAS Tariff Points

About your Course

This course is designed as an introductory course to aquatic treadmill therapy for anyone who’s qualified in Level 3 certificate Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.

This course covers how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill and which animals are suitable for this form of treatment.

You will also learn how to develop aquatic treadmill therapy sessions for your patients using different water levels and speeds of the treadmill belt. You will study projected benefits whilst also being aware of any detrimental effects.

This course includes a practical day within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to use the aquatic treadmill on a variety of patients. You can choose to attend either our Oxford or Chepstow centres.

Placement centres that deliver this:

  • Houston, USA
  • Oxford/Chepstow/Melksham/Newcastle/Aberdeen, UK

The centres offer state of the art equipment including gait analysis and underwater treadmills and hydrotherapy pools.

You will be required to get in and out of the aquatic treadmill. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Once you have completed the course you’ll be qualified to carry out basic aquatic treadmill therapy for small animals. In addition to this, you are now eligible to study the advanced aquatic treadmill course. This course will develop your understanding further and expand on the treatments you’re able to offer.

UCAS Tariff Points

All our Level 3 animal courses are awarded a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, so if you want to go to university after studying one of these courses, then your qualification can contribute to your application.

The number of points is dependent on the course, with the tally ranging from 8 points to 48 points. With our Level 3 animal courses carrying UCAS status, you can progress your academic career by moving on to university or furthering your training at a Higher Education (HE) provider.

UCAS Logo

 

Getting Started

This online course builds on your existing knowledge of small animal health and welfare. Once qualified you’re able to provide hydrotherapy as a treatment for small animals.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials.

You will be supported throughout your learning by an expert, qualified tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

Studying online means you’re in complete control of your education. Online learning gives you the flexibility to work around your current schedule and get qualified.

Qualification: Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) L3 Award

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (Qualification Number: 603/4558/5).

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

This course is approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners to gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Requirements for Entry

Learners will need to have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, without Aquatic Units within the completed qualification. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessement requirements

You will be assessed via a combination of video and photo submissions, your supervisor will also need to provide witness testimonies.

Placement or Practical required

This course includes 1 day of practical training at the Woozelbears centre located in Witney.

If placement or practical required, when?

Placement dates can be chosen to suit the learner once the threshold has been met.

Additional requirements

Learners can become a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) or the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH) following completion of this course.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Learners will need to have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, without Aquatic Units within the completed qualification. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessement requirements

You will be assessed via a combination of video and photo submissions, your supervisor will also need to provide witness testimonies.

Placement or Practical required

This course includes 1 day of practical training at the Woozelbears centre located in Witney.

If placement or practical required, when?

Placement dates can be chosen to suit the learner once the threshold has been met.

Additional requirements

Learners can become a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) or the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH) following completion of this course.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Each module is divided so you can see exactly what your qualification will include. However, the assessments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible. So you will see a different number of assessments in your personal portfolio; you will still complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to operate an aquatic treadmill.
  • Understand the factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill.
  • Understand patient suitability for the aquatic treadmill.
  • Be able to create treadmill sessions for patients.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) L3 Award
  • Understand how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Learn how to devise treadmill sessions for small animals
  • Discover the factors and patient suitability for treadmill therapy
  • Explore the benefits of hydrotherapy in animal care
  • Aid small animals through their treatment
  • Approved by the CHA and gain IRVAP (ICH) membership on completion
  • Gain 8 UCAS Tariff Points

About your Course

This course is designed as an introductory course to aquatic treadmill therapy for anyone who’s qualified in Level 3 certificate Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.

This course covers how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill and which animals are suitable for this form of treatment.

You will also learn how to develop aquatic treadmill therapy sessions for your patients using different water levels and speeds of the treadmill belt. You will study projected benefits whilst also being aware of any detrimental effects.

This course includes a practical day within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to use the aquatic treadmill on a variety of patients. You can choose to attend either our Oxford or Chepstow centres.

Placement centres that deliver this:

  • Houston, USA
  • Oxford/Chepstow/Melksham/Newcastle/Aberdeen, UK

The centres offer state of the art equipment including gait analysis and underwater treadmills and hydrotherapy pools.

You will be required to get in and out of the aquatic treadmill. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Once you have completed the course you’ll be qualified to carry out basic aquatic treadmill therapy for small animals. In addition to this, you are now eligible to study the advanced aquatic treadmill course. This course will develop your understanding further and expand on the treatments you’re able to offer.

UCAS Tariff Points

All our Level 3 animal courses are awarded a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, so if you want to go to university after studying one of these courses, then your qualification can contribute to your application.

The number of points is dependent on the course, with the tally ranging from 8 points to 48 points. With our Level 3 animal courses carrying UCAS status, you can progress your academic career by moving on to university or furthering your training at a Higher Education (HE) provider.

UCAS Logo

 

Getting Started

This online course builds on your existing knowledge of small animal health and welfare. Once qualified you’re able to provide hydrotherapy as a treatment for small animals.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials.

You will be supported throughout your learning by an expert, qualified tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

Studying online means you’re in complete control of your education. Online learning gives you the flexibility to work around your current schedule and get qualified.

Animal Care and Veterinary Science
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Qualification: Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) L3 Award

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (Qualification Number: 603/4558/5).

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

This course is approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners to gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Requirements for Entry

Learners will need to have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, without Aquatic Units within the completed qualification. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessement requirements

You will be assessed via a combination of video and photo submissions, your supervisor will also need to provide witness testimonies.

Placement or Practical required

This course includes 1 day of practical training at the Woozelbears centre located in Witney.

If placement or practical required, when?

Placement dates can be chosen to suit the learner once the threshold has been met.

Additional requirements

Learners can become a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) or the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH) following completion of this course.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Each module is divided so you can see exactly what your qualification will include. However, the assessments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible. So you will see a different number of assessments in your personal portfolio; you will still complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to operate an aquatic treadmill.
  • Understand the factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill.
  • Understand patient suitability for the aquatic treadmill.
  • Be able to create treadmill sessions for patients.
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