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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 100% online learning
  • 233 guided learning hours

Small Animal Hydrotherapy Level 3 Certificate (RQF)

  • Develop an understanding of hydrotherapy and its benefits of using the pool
  • Learn the structure and function of small animal physiology
  • Discover the different conditions that hydrotherapy can treat
  • Gain a recognised animal hydrotherapy qualification
  • Expand on the treatments you’re able to offer
  • Approved by the CHA and gain membership with IRVAP (ICH)

 

About your Course

Throughout this online course in small animal hydrotherapy, you will learn the key elements and approaches to small animal hydrotherapy.

Discover what hydrotherapy is and how it can be used to treat certain conditions found in small animals. Learn about common orthopaedic and neulogical conditions and the surgeries performed to correct them to provide effective hydrotherapy treatment.

This course covers the structure and function of animal anatomy and what affects hydrotherapy can have on them.

Therefore, you’re able to assess an animal, identify potential problems and recommend treatments. As well as understanding how to produce a treatment plan, track progress and ensure the hydrotherapy is working.

You’ll also learn effective methods of handling animals. Ensuring your safety and that of your patients. In addition to this, you’ll also have units on animal first aid.

This course includes a 4 day practical within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to learn pool therapy techniques with a variety of patients. You will also learn how to manage correct water chemistry and regular equipment maintenance. You can choose to attend either our Oxford or Chepstow centres.

Placement centres that deliver this:

  • Houston, USA
  • Oxford/Chepstow/Bath/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 hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Getting Started

This level 3 certificate gives you the confidence to use your knowledge of small animal hydrotherapy practically.

You will gain the ability to develop and administer treatment programmes and track progress. Should you already be working in animal care then this qualification allows you to expand your treatment offering.

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: Small Animal Hydrotherapy Level 3 Certificate (RQF)

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Qualification Number: 603/6624/2)

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

There are no specific entry requirements to access this qualification, bar the minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years.

You will need to be physically fit and a confident swimmer as you'll be required to get in and out of the hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Guided learning hours for this course is 233 hours.

Professional Membership

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

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.

 

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 gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

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

Unit 1: An Introduction to Hydrotherapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what hydrotherapy is.
  • Understand the properties of water.
  • Know the equipment used in hydrotherapy.
  • Understand the intended outcomes of hydrotherapy.
  • Understand the health and safety requirements in a hydrotherapy centre.
  • Understand legislation in relation to hydrotherapy.

Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of body systems of small animals.
  • Understand the structure and function of body tissues in small animals.
  • Understand joint anatomy and physiology.

Unit 3: Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology used in hydrotherapy.
  • Understand gait patterns.
  • Evaluate normal and abnormal postures.
  • Understand the process of muscle contraction.

Unit 4: Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand orthopaedic conditions.
  • Understand medical conditions.
  • Understand neurological conditions.
  • Understand how to manage conditions presented for hydrotherapy.
  • Understand how hydrotherapy improves the condition and fitness of small animals.

Unit 5: Maintenance of Equipment and Water Balance

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the maintenance of hydrotherapy equipment.
  • Understand how to administer water chemicals.
  • Understand how to evaluate water test results.

Unit 6: Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess patients prior to treatment.
  • Be able to prepare the environment for hydrotherapy treatment.
  • Be able to prepare patients for hydrotherapy treatment.
  • Be able to conduct hydrotherapy pool sessions.
  • Be able to complete aftercare processes following hydrotherapy treatment.
  • Be able to communicate feedback to members of the Multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Unit 7: Professional Practice Management

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of continual professional development.
  • Understand professional conduct within a hydrotherapy centre.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff within a hydrotherapy centre.
  • Understand hydrotherapy centre administration.

Unit 8: Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of veterinary referral.
  • Understand how to health check small animals.
  • Know the members of the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Understand how to assess the suitability of patients for hydrotherapy.

Unit 9: Small Animal Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand small animal behaviour in relation to safe handling for hydrotherapy.
  • Understand small animal body language.

Unit 10: Small Animal First Aid

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the primary aims of first aid.
  • Understand how to manage different types of emergencies.
  • Be able to apply first aid to small animals.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)

Small Animal Hydrotherapy Level 3 Certificate (RQF)

  • Develop an understanding of hydrotherapy and its benefits of using the pool
  • Learn the structure and function of small animal physiology
  • Discover the different conditions that hydrotherapy can treat
  • Gain a recognised animal hydrotherapy qualification
  • Expand on the treatments you’re able to offer
  • Approved by the CHA and gain membership with IRVAP (ICH)

 

About your Course

Throughout this online course in small animal hydrotherapy, you will learn the key elements and approaches to small animal hydrotherapy.

Discover what hydrotherapy is and how it can be used to treat certain conditions found in small animals. Learn about common orthopaedic and neulogical conditions and the surgeries performed to correct them to provide effective hydrotherapy treatment.

This course covers the structure and function of animal anatomy and what affects hydrotherapy can have on them.

Therefore, you’re able to assess an animal, identify potential problems and recommend treatments. As well as understanding how to produce a treatment plan, track progress and ensure the hydrotherapy is working.

You’ll also learn effective methods of handling animals. Ensuring your safety and that of your patients. In addition to this, you’ll also have units on animal first aid.

This course includes a 4 day practical within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to learn pool therapy techniques with a variety of patients. You will also learn how to manage correct water chemistry and regular equipment maintenance. You can choose to attend either our Oxford or Chepstow centres.

Placement centres that deliver this:

  • Houston, USA
  • Oxford/Chepstow/Bath/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 hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Getting Started

This level 3 certificate gives you the confidence to use your knowledge of small animal hydrotherapy practically.

You will gain the ability to develop and administer treatment programmes and track progress. Should you already be working in animal care then this qualification allows you to expand your treatment offering.

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: Small Animal Hydrotherapy Level 3 Certificate (RQF)

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Qualification Number: 603/6624/2)

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

There are no specific entry requirements to access this qualification, bar the minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years.

You will need to be physically fit and a confident swimmer as you'll be required to get in and out of the hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Guided learning hours for this course is 233 hours.

Professional Membership

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

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.

 

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 gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

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

Unit 1: An Introduction to Hydrotherapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what hydrotherapy is.
  • Understand the properties of water.
  • Know the equipment used in hydrotherapy.
  • Understand the intended outcomes of hydrotherapy.
  • Understand the health and safety requirements in a hydrotherapy centre.
  • Understand legislation in relation to hydrotherapy.

Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of body systems of small animals.
  • Understand the structure and function of body tissues in small animals.
  • Understand joint anatomy and physiology.

Unit 3: Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology used in hydrotherapy.
  • Understand gait patterns.
  • Evaluate normal and abnormal postures.
  • Understand the process of muscle contraction.

Unit 4: Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand orthopaedic conditions.
  • Understand medical conditions.
  • Understand neurological conditions.
  • Understand how to manage conditions presented for hydrotherapy.
  • Understand how hydrotherapy improves the condition and fitness of small animals.

Unit 5: Maintenance of Equipment and Water Balance

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the maintenance of hydrotherapy equipment.
  • Understand how to administer water chemicals.
  • Understand how to evaluate water test results.

Unit 6: Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess patients prior to treatment.
  • Be able to prepare the environment for hydrotherapy treatment.
  • Be able to prepare patients for hydrotherapy treatment.
  • Be able to conduct hydrotherapy pool sessions.
  • Be able to complete aftercare processes following hydrotherapy treatment.
  • Be able to communicate feedback to members of the Multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Unit 7: Professional Practice Management

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of continual professional development.
  • Understand professional conduct within a hydrotherapy centre.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff within a hydrotherapy centre.
  • Understand hydrotherapy centre administration.

Unit 8: Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of veterinary referral.
  • Understand how to health check small animals.
  • Know the members of the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Understand how to assess the suitability of patients for hydrotherapy.

Unit 9: Small Animal Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand small animal behaviour in relation to safe handling for hydrotherapy.
  • Understand small animal body language.

Unit 10: Small Animal First Aid

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the primary aims of first aid.
  • Understand how to manage different types of emergencies.
  • Be able to apply first aid to small animals.
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