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

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12 units
620 guided
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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 medical skillset
  • Contribute to your professional development
  • Gain practical experience during the placement days
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification  

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

If you are a qualified professional such as a Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Physiotherapist, Veterinary Nurse, or Technician, then this qualification is suitable for you.

This Ofqual regulated qualification covers everything you need to know to include therapeutic canine massage as part of your skill set. The qualification includes online theory and 11 days of practical experience (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.

This qualification has been designed to provide veterinary professionals with a route into therapeutic canine massage. You may choose to bring these skills to your existing work or, alternatively, set up your own canine massage therapy business.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course and qualification provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

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

Modules

Unit 1: Introduction to Canine Massage

On completing this first unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 2: Handling Canines

On completing this third unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 3: Canine Behaviour in Therapeutic Settings

On completing this fourth unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 4: Canine Assessment

On completing this fifth unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 5: Tissue Healing

On completing this sixth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this seventh unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this eight-unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this ninth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this tenth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this eleventh unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this twelfth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this thirteenth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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

Entry Requirements

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.

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

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit including a practical skills demonstration. You will be assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. 

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be awarded a Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists), an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0010/3).

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

The Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists) is an ideal choice if you’re seeking to up your skill set and add a canine massage qualification to your existing veterinary qualifications.

On completion of this qualification, some learners go on to set up their own canine massage business, other choose to progress on to further related study.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Wednesday 30th November
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Wednesday 30th November

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 medical skillset
  • Contribute to your professional development
  • Gain practical experience during the placement days
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification  

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

If you are a qualified professional such as a Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Physiotherapist, Veterinary Nurse, or Technician, then this qualification is suitable for you.

This Ofqual regulated qualification covers everything you need to know to include therapeutic canine massage as part of your skill set. The qualification includes online theory and 11 days of practical experience (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.

This qualification has been designed to provide veterinary professionals with a route into therapeutic canine massage. You may choose to bring these skills to your existing work or, alternatively, set up your own canine massage therapy business.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course and qualification provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Unit 1: Introduction to Canine Massage

On completing this first unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 2: Handling Canines

On completing this third unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 3: Canine Behaviour in Therapeutic Settings

On completing this fourth unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 4: Canine Assessment

On completing this fifth unit, students will be able to:

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

Unit 5: Tissue Healing

On completing this sixth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this seventh unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this eight-unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this ninth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this tenth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this eleventh unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this twelfth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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 completing this thirteenth unit, students will be able to:

  • 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

Entry Requirements

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.

Assessment

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

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit including a practical skills demonstration. You will be assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. 

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Qualifications

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be awarded a Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists), an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0010/3).

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

The Level 3 Diploma in Canine Massage (Top up for Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons, and Veterinary Physiotherapists) is an ideal choice if you’re seeking to up your skill set and add a canine massage qualification to your existing veterinary qualifications.

On completion of this qualification, some learners go on to set up their own canine massage business, other choose to progress on to further related study.

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

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