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Animal Care One Day Course – Pet First Aid - Level 1


This one-day course is designed to provide adults aged over 19 with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle a variety of first aid situations that may arise with their pets.

You will explore the uses of common first aid equipment, learn to recognise common signs of illness or injury in pets, and understand how to approach and treat a range of first aid situations, including but not limited to:

  • Prevention of shock
  • Giving CPR when needed
  • Treating burns
  • Treating and bandaging wounds

Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice, you will gain a practical experience in pet first aid. You will also learn how to provide basic care for your pets during an emergency.

By the end of the day, you will have the knowledge and confidence to handle a variety of first aid situations with your pets.

Start dates and fees


  • TBC please register your interest below.


  • £20*

*Tuition fees are waived for adults aged 19 and over (on the 31 August 2023), unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits, or are employed and earning less than £22,308 per year.

Start DateDay/TimeWksCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
over 19

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

Entry requirements

  • No prior qualifications are required to attend this course.
  • Attendees must be aged 19 or over and have a genuine interest in animal care.

How long is the course?

  • 5 hours from 9.30am-2.30pm.

How will I be assessed?

  • This is a non-accredited course and therefore there is no formal assessment.
  • You will be expected to actively participate in the practical sessions and engage in class discussions.

What does the course lead to?

  • Veterinary Nurses
  • Animal Care
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Welfare
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Kennel/Cattery Manager

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

To register your interest for future courses, please contact Polly Wiltshire.

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