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Canine First Aid at Cornwall College

Course description

This one day course has been developed for dog owners, individuals working in boarding or rehoming kennels, dog walkers/sitters and dog groomers in particular.  

The course costs £100 without funding, but if you are 19+ and working more than eight hours per week in Cornwall, recent European Social  Fund (ESF) funding means that you will only pay £30 per day*. Get in touch to find out more.

Course content

The course covers some common first aid problems that you may come across when working with canines, and includes both theory and practical elements. There will be a presentation, a workbook to complete and some practical sessions which will help you to administer basic first aid.

The modules include:

  • Principles of first aid, including legal requirements and limitations

  • The first aid kit, including customizations

  • Approach and assessment of the situation

  • Common emergencies including shock, seizures electrocution, dislocation/fractures and haemorrhage

  • Common problems with geriatric dogs

Future opportunities

Working with animals means that you need to be prepared, and having basic first aid knowledge could save a life.  As well as giving you more confidence in your current job role, having basic first aid skills could also make you more employable in the future.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cornwall College directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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    • Duchy College Rosewarne is situated on a working farm on the site of a former Ministry of Agriculture horticultural experimental station.

      Our extensive beautiful grounds are spread over approximately 47 hectares and are an excellent horticultural resource with national plant collections on campus.
      We have a large variety of facilities to help you with your studies and these include our:

      • Animal management centre
      • Working nursery
      • Land-based engineering workshops
      • Agriculture buildings including a large cattle shed
      • Veterinary nursing facilities
      • Floristry unit
      • Protected cropping unit
      • Production unit
      • Science laboratories
      • Learning support centre
      • Computer suites

      It’s not all work and no play at Rosewarne as here you have The Nest which is your common room on campus. It has comfy sofas, a plasma screen, a table tennis table and two pool tables.

      What can I study?
      We provide specialist courses in agriculture, animal management, countryside, floristry, horticulture, land-based engineering and construction plant, skills for life and veterinary nursing.