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Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists)

Key Points

  • Learn practical canine massage skills
  • Add to your existing veterinary skillset
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning and practical experience during placement days

About your Diploma

This Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists) is designed as a top-up qualification for Veterinary Professionals who wish to expand their medical training and contribute to their continued professional development.

Over 12 units you will learn all about the health conditions that canine massage can help with, along with a range of massage techniques, including aquatic massage and advanced techniques used to assist canine athletes. Plus, you will learn important business management and customer care skills.

This Ofqual regulated qualification includes online theory and 11 days of practical training (available at either Warwickshire or the Isle of Wight) split into manageable blocks. The practical training will give you the opportunity to assess and conduct massage techniques on a range of canine patients.

Starting your Career

This Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Physiotherapists) qualification has been designed to provide veterinary professionals with an opportunity to add canine massage to their skillset. You may choose to bring these skills to your existing work or, alternatively, set up your own canine massage therapy business.

As an online qualification, this course can be studied around your current commitments and you will be able to gain this nationally recognised qualification at a pace that suits your circumstances. So, you can start your career when you’re ready, rather than having to work to a timetable.

With online courses and qualifications, you can start learning from the moment you enrol.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the qualification, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to work in the canine massage sector.

There are flexible payment methods available, and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. 

Learners should be aged 16 or above and will need to provide evidence of Vet or VN qualifications in order to enrol on this qualification.

The qualification will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 2 years after which, you can purchase extensions should you need to.

Learning is delivered across 12 units covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to Canine Massage
  • Handling Canines
  • Canine Behaviour in Therapeutic Settings
  • Canine Assessment
  • Tissue Healing
  • Common Orthopaedic and Neurological Conditions Presented for Massage Treatment
  • Aquatic Massage
  • Advanced Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques
  • Professional Practice and Multidisciplinary Approach for Massage
  • Customer Service
  • Business Management for Canine Massage Therapy
  • Practical Application of Massage Treatments

Unit 1: Introduction to Canine Massage

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand basic massage techniques
  • Understand when to use basic massage and stretching techniques
  • Understand the intended outcomes for massage treatments
  • Understand fascia in relation to massage treatment

Unit 2: Handling Canines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how training methods influence handling skills
  • Understand handling techniques

Unit 3: Canine Behaviour in Therapeutic Settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine communication
  • Understand how pain can affect behaviour
  • Understand how stress can affect behaviour

Unit 4: Canine Assessment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine assessment
  • Understand canine gait
  • Understand posture in canines
  • Understand muscle testing

Unit 5: Tissue Healing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the tissue healing process
  • Understand pain management in relation to massage treatment
  • Understand the timing of massage treatment in relation to tissue healing

Unit 6: Common Orthopaedic and Neurological Conditions Presented for Massage Treatment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand orthopaedic conditions referred for massage treatment
  • Understand neurological conditions referred for massage treatment
  • Understand common medical conditions
  • Understand how to manage conditions presented for massage treatment

Unit 7: Aquatic Massage

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the properties of water
  • Understand the equipment used for aquatic massage
  • Understand how to apply aquatic massage techniques
  • Understand post-session treatment for aquatic massage

Unit 8: Advanced Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand advanced canine massage techniques
  • Understand how massage techniques can be used for canine athletes

Unit 9: Professional Practice and Multidisciplinary Approach for Massage

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in relation to massage treatment
  • Understand professional development
  • Understand the importance of professional behaviour in the workplace
  • Understand legislation in relation to massage treatment
  • Understand the health and safety requirements for massage treatment

Unit 10: Customer Service

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of customer service
  • Understand how to add value to customer relationships and exceed customer expectations
  • Be able to handle customer complaints

Unit 11: Business Management for Canine Massage Therapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to create and run a company
  • Understand “branding”
  • Know how to manage business accounts for a canine massage business
  • Understand the importance of marketing for a business

Unit 12: Practical Application of Massage Treatments

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to handle canines in a massage setting
  • Be able to assess patients prior to massage treatment
  • Be able to administer massage treatments
  • Be able to complete massage treatment documentation
  • Be able to administer canine sports massage

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Physiotherapists) you must achieve 84 credits.

A practical skills demonstration is required, and each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed the practical skills demonstration and each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists)

Key Points

  • Learn practical canine massage skills
  • Add to your existing veterinary skillset
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning and practical experience during placement days

About your Diploma

This Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists) is designed as a top-up qualification for Veterinary Professionals who wish to expand their medical training and contribute to their continued professional development.

Over 12 units you will learn all about the health conditions that canine massage can help with, along with a range of massage techniques, including aquatic massage and advanced techniques used to assist canine athletes. Plus, you will learn important business management and customer care skills.

This Ofqual regulated qualification includes online theory and 11 days of practical training (available at either Warwickshire or the Isle of Wight) split into manageable blocks. The practical training will give you the opportunity to assess and conduct massage techniques on a range of canine patients.

Starting your Career

This Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Physiotherapists) qualification has been designed to provide veterinary professionals with an opportunity to add canine massage to their skillset. You may choose to bring these skills to your existing work or, alternatively, set up your own canine massage therapy business.

As an online qualification, this course can be studied around your current commitments and you will be able to gain this nationally recognised qualification at a pace that suits your circumstances. So, you can start your career when you’re ready, rather than having to work to a timetable.

With online courses and qualifications, you can start learning from the moment you enrol.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the qualification, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to work in the canine massage sector.

There are flexible payment methods available, and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. 

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

Learning is delivered across 12 units covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to Canine Massage
  • Handling Canines
  • Canine Behaviour in Therapeutic Settings
  • Canine Assessment
  • Tissue Healing
  • Common Orthopaedic and Neurological Conditions Presented for Massage Treatment
  • Aquatic Massage
  • Advanced Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques
  • Professional Practice and Multidisciplinary Approach for Massage
  • Customer Service
  • Business Management for Canine Massage Therapy
  • Practical Application of Massage Treatments

Unit 1: Introduction to Canine Massage

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand basic massage techniques
  • Understand when to use basic massage and stretching techniques
  • Understand the intended outcomes for massage treatments
  • Understand fascia in relation to massage treatment

Unit 2: Handling Canines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how training methods influence handling skills
  • Understand handling techniques

Unit 3: Canine Behaviour in Therapeutic Settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine communication
  • Understand how pain can affect behaviour
  • Understand how stress can affect behaviour

Unit 4: Canine Assessment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine assessment
  • Understand canine gait
  • Understand posture in canines
  • Understand muscle testing

Unit 5: Tissue Healing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the tissue healing process
  • Understand pain management in relation to massage treatment
  • Understand the timing of massage treatment in relation to tissue healing

Unit 6: Common Orthopaedic and Neurological Conditions Presented for Massage Treatment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand orthopaedic conditions referred for massage treatment
  • Understand neurological conditions referred for massage treatment
  • Understand common medical conditions
  • Understand how to manage conditions presented for massage treatment

Unit 7: Aquatic Massage

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the properties of water
  • Understand the equipment used for aquatic massage
  • Understand how to apply aquatic massage techniques
  • Understand post-session treatment for aquatic massage

Unit 8: Advanced Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand advanced canine massage techniques
  • Understand how massage techniques can be used for canine athletes

Unit 9: Professional Practice and Multidisciplinary Approach for Massage

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in relation to massage treatment
  • Understand professional development
  • Understand the importance of professional behaviour in the workplace
  • Understand legislation in relation to massage treatment
  • Understand the health and safety requirements for massage treatment

Unit 10: Customer Service

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of customer service
  • Understand how to add value to customer relationships and exceed customer expectations
  • Be able to handle customer complaints

Unit 11: Business Management for Canine Massage Therapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to create and run a company
  • Understand “branding”
  • Know how to manage business accounts for a canine massage business
  • Understand the importance of marketing for a business

Unit 12: Practical Application of Massage Treatments

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to handle canines in a massage setting
  • Be able to assess patients prior to massage treatment
  • Be able to administer massage treatments
  • Be able to complete massage treatment documentation
  • Be able to administer canine sports massage

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Physiotherapists) you must achieve 84 credits.

A practical skills demonstration is required, and each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed the practical skills demonstration and each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

 

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