Animal First Aid

Type of study
Examination board


This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in animals. It is particularly useful for pet owners who would like to be more aware of what to do in an animal first aid emergency.


Availability & Details

Animal First Aid HSDC-SD-FANL

HSDC South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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On this course, you will study:

  • Identification of first aid situations
  • Classification of situations
  • Haemorrhage
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Bandaging and dressings
  • The signs and treatment of shock and poisoning
  • Foreign bodies
  • Internal injuries
  • Dystocia

Other situations related to first aid such as prophylactic (preventative) treatment, health checks and laws affecting first aid treatment (training and qualifications).


This course will be taught on one evening, over 3 hours.

The session will include demonstrations and practical activities with a live animal. This will allow you to become aware of and practice some of the first aid techniques that may be needed with animals.

Lesson will also include class discussions and some written tasks.


There is no formal assessment on this course.

Within lessons there will be practical observations and short assessment tasks which will allow you to obtain a College certificate that outlines what you have covered on the course.

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