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Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses) RQF

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12 units
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Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses) RQF

Key Points

  • Gain knowledge of the benefits of hydrotherapy
  • Enhance your resume for potential employment
  • Complete this qualification within the year
  • Gain a recognised RQF qualification approved by the CHA
  • Gain membership with IAAT
  • 6-day practical placement in a Covid-secure venue included
  • Choice of placement locations available in the UK & the USA

About your Course  

This Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy 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 Nurse or Technician, then this qualification is suitable for you.

This Ofqual regulated qualification includes online theory and 6 days of practical experience (available both in the UK and the USA) in hydrotherapy and aquatic treadmill training. The practical placement includes experience with aquatic treadmill therapy using advanced treadmill techniques and gait analysis at a choice of approved Hydrotherapy training centres.

The Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) recognises this qualification as part of their criteria for joining their membership for qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapists. Plus, qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapists can apply for official membership of the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT).

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online qualifications and courses 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.

You will have access to the course for 12 months after which, you can purchase extensions should you need to.

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

Modules

Unit 1: Introduction to Hydrotherapy    

On 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 about hydrotherapy

Unit 2: Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

On 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 3: Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions

On 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: Introduction to Small Animal Massage

On 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 5: Maintenance of Equipment and Water Balance

On 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 6: Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy

On 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 7: Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques

On 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 8: Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy

On 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 9: Professional Practice Management

On 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 10: Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy

On 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 11: Small Animal Behaviour

On 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 12: Tissue Healing Process

On 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

Entry Requirements

You will need to provide evidence of your Vet or VN qualifications in order to enrol on this qualification.

Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Your written online assessments will be marked by a tutor.

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

After completion, students will be awarded the AIM Qualifications Assessment Group Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses). To achieve this qualification, learners must achieve the 44 credits.

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.

This qualification has been designed as a top-up qualification for Veterinary Professionals who would like to expand their medical training and contribute to their continued professional development.

Students who have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses), can apply for a membership at the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT) and the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 6th December
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 6th December

Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses) RQF

Key Points

  • Gain knowledge of the benefits of hydrotherapy
  • Enhance your resume for potential employment
  • Complete this qualification within the year
  • Gain a recognised RQF qualification approved by the CHA
  • Gain membership with IAAT
  • 6-day practical placement in a Covid-secure venue included
  • Choice of placement locations available in the UK & the USA

About your Course  

This Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy 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 Nurse or Technician, then this qualification is suitable for you.

This Ofqual regulated qualification includes online theory and 6 days of practical experience (available both in the UK and the USA) in hydrotherapy and aquatic treadmill training. The practical placement includes experience with aquatic treadmill therapy using advanced treadmill techniques and gait analysis at a choice of approved Hydrotherapy training centres.

The Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) recognises this qualification as part of their criteria for joining their membership for qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapists. Plus, qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapists can apply for official membership of the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT).

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online qualifications and courses 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.

You will have access to the course for 12 months after which, you can purchase extensions should you need to.

Modules

Unit 1: Introduction to Hydrotherapy    

On 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 about hydrotherapy

Unit 2: Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

On 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 3: Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions

On 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: Introduction to Small Animal Massage

On 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 5: Maintenance of Equipment and Water Balance

On 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 6: Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy

On 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 7: Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques

On 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 8: Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy

On 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 9: Professional Practice Management

On 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 10: Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy

On 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 11: Small Animal Behaviour

On 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 12: Tissue Healing Process

On 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

Entry Requirements

You will need to provide evidence of your Vet or VN qualifications in order to enrol on this qualification.

Assessment

Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Your written online assessments will be marked by a tutor.

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

After completion, students will be awarded the AIM Qualifications Assessment Group Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses). To achieve this qualification, learners must achieve the 44 credits.

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.

This qualification has been designed as a top-up qualification for Veterinary Professionals who would like to expand their medical training and contribute to their continued professional development.

Students who have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses), can apply for a membership at the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT) and the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

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

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