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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 1
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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 1

Key Points

  • Study the advanced methods used by Veterinary Physiotherapists and Animal Hydrotherapists.
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used for small animals on land and in water.
  • Discover in-depth knowledge on animal rehabilitation and various therapies and treatments.
  • Gain 25 days of physiotherapy training and assessments.
  • Plus 800 hours of clinical practice experience.

About your Course  

The Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree-level qualification. This qualification will enable you to become a qualified Small Animal Physiotherapist and work with animal patients in and out of the water.
 
This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).
 
Students must complete 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training and have prior experience in the animal industry.
  
The course includes 51 mandatory units, split across three parts.
  • Part 1 includes Level 4 in Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy. 
  • Part 2 includes Level 5 in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Level 6 in Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. (Not included in this payment)
 
You must complete all parts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) to obtain a certificate and become qualified in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy.
 
Following completion of this qualification, learners can join membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP). learndirect has the Accredited Education Provider Status, meaning upon successful completion of this qualification, students do not require any further training to register with RAMP as a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist.

 

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 
 
The benefit of blended 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. 
 
What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. 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%
 Advanced Pool and Treadmill Technique
  • Discover small animal hydrotherapy using advanced pool and treadmill techniques 
 
Business Management in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Develop knowledge on how to establish a hydrotherapy company
  • Learn how to manage a hydrotherapy business 
  • Explore branding and marketing
 
Canine Nutrition
  • Discover the role of nutrients for canines and how they support bodily functions
  • Study the structure and function of the canine digestive system
  • Learn about the benefits of canine nutritional and diet
 
Conditions and Surgical Procedures in Small Animals
  • Explore orthopaedic and neurological conditions that may benefit from hydrotherapy treatment
  • Investigate how to manage small animals with these conditions
 
Feline Behaviour, Nutrition and Handling
  • Understand feline behaviour and handling in a hydrotherapy setting
 
Higher Anatomy and Physiology
  • Explore in detail the muscles and joints and their role within the skeletal system
  • Learn the anatomical terminology used in referrals
 
Introduction to Canine Laser Therapy
  • Study canine laser therapy and the different types of class IV laser equipment
  • Explore the different types of wavelengths and their importance in laser therapy 
 
Introduction to Small Animal Physiotherapy
  • Discover the structure and function of the canine musculoskeletal system
  • Study common orthopaedic conditions that are suitable for physiotherapy and the equipment required
 
Land-based Exercise for Small Animals
  • Learn the importance of clinical reasoning of land-based manual exercise
  • Understand the risk and contraindications of land-based therapy 
  • Study the reasons for integration and transfer of land to water-based therapy
 
Pool and Treadmill Operations and Water Management
  • Develop the knowledge to maintain hydrotherapy pools and treadmills effectively
  • Understanding the potential risk and hazards of inadequate maintenance
 
Practical Skills in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Study range of practical skills required in small animal hydrotherapy
  • Design and evaluate programmes for hydrotherapy and treadmill treatment plans
 
Professional Practice in a Hydrotherapy Centre
  • Learn the duty of care with running a hydrotherapy centre
  • Study the implications of health and disease and record-keeping in a hydrotherapy centre
 
Small Animal Massage Therapy
  • Explore small animal massage e and the impact on the anatomical structures of small animals
  • Examine the different types of small animal massage techniques
  • Understand the benefits for conditions experienced by small animals
 
Stress and Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Understand how to recognise and reduce stress during hydrotherapy
  • Learn the safe handling techniques to use on small animals
 

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London) Learners are required to complete 800 hours of clinical practice at a veterinary surgery and 25 days of physiotherapy training.

 

When studying the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy you will be asked to show your knowledge and provide evidence of your studies. Your written online assessments will be marked by a tutor.
 
Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Students will be assessed on their portfolio of evidence which includes practical assessments taken throughout the qualification.
 
In addition, students are required to attend 25 days of practical training plus 800 hours of physiotherapy clinical practice.
 
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.  

Open College Network West Midlands

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After completion, students will be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. This is the equivalent of a bachelor's degree with honors, graduate certificates, and graduate diplomas.

To achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy, learners must achieve the 458 credits from the 51 units in parts 1, 2, and 3.

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.

Careers

This qualification is designed for those who want to be able to practice Small Animal Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy or for those who wish to start their own small animal business as a qualified Animal Physiotherapist.

Following completion of this qualification, learners can join membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Learndirect has the Accredited Education Provider status.

   

Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 1

Key Points

  • Study the advanced methods used by Veterinary Physiotherapists and Animal Hydrotherapists.
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used for small animals on land and in water.
  • Discover in-depth knowledge on animal rehabilitation and various therapies and treatments.
  • Gain 25 days of physiotherapy training and assessments.
  • Plus 800 hours of clinical practice experience.

About your Course  

The Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree-level qualification. This qualification will enable you to become a qualified Small Animal Physiotherapist and work with animal patients in and out of the water.
 
This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).
 
Students must complete 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training and have prior experience in the animal industry.
  
The course includes 51 mandatory units, split across three parts.
  • Part 1 includes Level 4 in Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy. 
  • Part 2 includes Level 5 in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Level 6 in Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. (Not included in this payment)
 
You must complete all parts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) to obtain a certificate and become qualified in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy.
 
Following completion of this qualification, learners can join membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP). learndirect has the Accredited Education Provider Status, meaning upon successful completion of this qualification, students do not require any further training to register with RAMP as a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist.