Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid Qualification Guide

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Detailed Qualification Guide: The iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid.

Qualification Summary Information:

This dog first aid qualification is perfect for dog owners and professionals alike, designed by industry professionals and is the First Level 3 UK qualification of its kind in the UK. It’s is valid for three years before needing to be renewed.

This qualification is designed for anyone who wants to be prepared should a pet need emergency treatment. The qualification covers the most commonly faced canine needs such as how to treat injury, dressing wounds, allergic reactions, stings, poisoning, choking, seizures, CPR, hypothermia and much more.

The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure students have the knowledge required should they ever be faced with an emergency first aid situation.

Leading industry experts have reviewed this qualification to ensure the outcome is appropriate for the Animal Care industry and the continued growth and development.

Full payment of the course is required to secure your date.

 

Objectives Of This First Aid Qualification:

Objectives Of This First Aid Qualification:

This qualification is aimed to take students on a journey from complete beginners to competent and confident in carrying out 'Canine Emergency First Aid'. Depending on the needs of the individual Student, the qualification can:

  • prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • support a role in the workplace.
  • encourage engagement in learning.

This qualification has been designed to enable Students to gain canine emergency first aid skills.

It is a requirement that assessment of this qualification is conducted in English.

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid is regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation.

This qualification must be renewed every 3 years to ensure the Student is up to date with current legislation and potential updates in practice.

 

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

Guided Learning Hours are defined as the number of hours of supervised or directed study time required

for a unit or a qualification. Some students will be able to achieve units and qualifications in a shorter time than indicated. Others, for example those with additional support requirements, may need longer.

 

Total Qualification Time (TQT)

Total qualification time is defined as the number of guided learning hours (GLH) plus the time taken by the student for private study or work experience. This time may vary dependent on the individual Student Guided learning hours and total qualification time for this qualification is:

iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid:

GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 6 hours

TQT (Total Qualification Time): 9 hours

In total, Students must receive a minimum of 1-day training with a recognised Bone Idol Academy e.g. 9am - 4pm and a minimum of 2 hours of home study must be completed e.g. reading workbooks, handouts and practising the skills learnt during the day.

 

Student Entry requirements

There are no minimum education entry requirements. However you will be required to complete a written and practical element of the qualification to gain your certification. If you need any assistance on this please do inform us as we can help where we can to make sure this is appropriate for you.

 

Student Minimum age:

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years. However the Bone Idol Academy require an induction to ensure that students have a level of maturity appropriate for units included in the courses that they offer. As a general rule Bone Idol Academy find this level of maturity to be present in those 18 years +.

 

Reasonable Adjustment and Special Considerations:

Assessment for the iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid is designed to be accessible and inclusive. The assessment methodology is appropriate and rigorous for individuals or groups of students.

If you have any identified learning needs, please advise us to discuss any reasonable adjustments and arrangements we can make that take account of disability or learning difficulty without compromising the achievement of the assessment criteria.

 

Induction / Initial assessment:

An initial assessment of each student will be made before the start of their programme to identify:

  • If the student has any specific learning or training needs
  • To assess the maturity of students if appropriate
  • Support and guidance, they may need when working towards their qualification
  • The appropriate type and level of qualification

The Bone Idol Academy will carry out an induction so that each student fully understands the requirements of the qualification, their responsibilities as a student, and the responsibilities of the Bone Idol Academy.

 

Achieving This Qualification In Emergency First Aid For Dogs:

 

Credits

To be awarded the iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid, Students must achieve 1 credit.

 

Unit achievement

All of the assessment criteria in a unit must be met before the unit is deemed to be achieved. The unit achievement is not graded: units are either achieved or not achieved.

 

Recording achievement:

Bone Idol Academys must record the Student’s achievement of each unit on an appropriate form(s) or

electronic system. Bone Idol Academys should record the Student’s achievement against the specific units

assessment criteria evidenced by the task.

 

Authentication of the Students work:

Bone Idol Academy tutors must demonstrate that the Students work is authentic. This can be done by using the iPET Network’s E-portfolio system which provides a secure access to records system. Written work is submitted and marked.

 

Assessments must demonstrate authenticity and photographic evidence will be used to prove participation and support the qualification marking process.

 

The Canine First Aid Qualification Structure:

 

Network Reference Number

 

Title

Level

Credit

GLH

TQT

Unit Reference Number

309/307

Canine Emergency First Aid

3

1

6

9

T/618/1644

 

Level Descriptions:

Level

Knowledge Description (the holder can…)

Skills Description (the holder can…)

Level 3

Has factual, procedural and theoretical knowledge and understanding of a subject or field of work to complete tasks that while well-defined, may be complex and non-routine.

 

Can interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas. Is aware of the nature of the area of study or work.

 

Is aware of different perspectives or approaches within the area of study or work.

 

Identify, select and use appropriate cognitive and practical skills, methods and procedures to address problems that while well-defined, may be complex and non-routine.

 

Use appropriate investigation to inform actions.

 

Review how effective methods and actions have been.

 

 

Assessment For The Level 3 iPET Network Canine Emergency First Aid Qualification:

 

This qualification requires achievement of the specified units with no further requirements for additional/summative assessment. Achievement is therefore determined by successful completion of the unit assessment. The assessment process is as follows:

  • Assessments are internally arranged and approved at the Bone Idol Academy by tutors following the Assessment methods found below.
  • Assessment documents and resources can only be downloaded within 5 working days of the assessment date.
  • The Students are assessed internally at the Bone Idol Academy, using the assessments set.
  • The resulting portfolios of assessed evidence are internally quality assured by an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) at the Bone Idol Academy (A relevant sample size must be sampled based on the size of the cohort).
  • The portfolios of assessed evidence are quality assured either by an iPET Network External Quality Assurer (EQA) and/ or an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) approved by iPET Network. Please note a minimum of one Student’s assessment will be sampled during the 2 EQA audits per year.

 

Assessment Methods:

When delivering this iPET Network qualification and unit, Bone Idol Academy must carry out a formal assessment. The assessment may be sampled by an Internal Quality Assurer that is not involved in the delivery of the qualification and have investment in outcome of the assessment.

When carrying out any assessment method, tutors will need to consider the presentation of the assessment task to the Student to make it fair and accessible. Tutors may also need to consider arrangements for Students with particular learning difficulties and will need to be aware of the policy on reasonable adjustments as mentioned previously.

All assessment tasks must be checked and confirmed as appropriate, fair, valid and reliable by an appropriately qualified and experienced Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) before being issued to Students.

 

Canine Emergency First Aid Unit & Qualification

The Canine First Aid unit must have one formal assessment against the Student’s practical skills on the following:

  • CPR on a dog mannequin
  • Bandaging on a live dog or manikin (1 area ear or foot)
  • Taking the pulse on a live dog

This must be carried out through direct tutor observation using the assessment document provided in the Canine Emergency First Aid assessment resources.

 

Evidence

The Canine Emergency First Aid Assessment Record must be completed. Video evidence is not required. Photos must be taken of the assessment to support the assessment record and to demonstrate authenticity. Photos must include:

  • Student carrying out CPR
  • The completed bandages

 

Marking:

This assessment is pass or fail and the assessor’s decision is final.

*Please note re-assessments are permitted.

Please note this qualification must be renewed every 3 years to ensure the Student is up to date with current legislation and potential updates in practice.

 

Standardisation Of Qualifications from iPET Network:

Standardisation is a process that promotes consistency in the understanding and application of standards. This process:

  • Establishes statements on the standard of evidence required to meet the assessment criteria for the units in iPET Network qualifications.
  • Makes recommendations on assessment practice.
  • Produces advice and guidance for the assessment of units.
  • Identifies good practice in assessment.

It is a requirement of the training provider recognition process that each training provider offering units from iPET Network qualifications must provide assessment materials and Student’s evidence for standardisation if requested.

iPET Network will notify Bone Idol Academy of the required sample for standardisation purposes. Assessment materials, Students’ evidence and tutor feedback will be sent to iPET Network by the Bone Idol Academy.

Outcomes from standardisation will be available to Bone Idol Academy through iPET Network.

 

Bone Idol Academy Responsibilities:

The Bone Idol Academy should identify a Bone Idol Academy contact who will be responsible for any iPET Network provision within the Bone Idol Academy organisation.

The Bone Idol Academy contact must ensure all procedures relating to the delivery of the qualification operate effectively in the centre.

The Bone Idol Academy contact is the person responsible for confirming and ensuring that the Training Provider meets all the iPET Network requirements for Bone Idol Academy recognition.

The Bone Idol Academy contact is responsible for ensuring all relevant iPET Network documentation is distributed as required within the Bone Idol Academy and that the security requirements for external assessment are adhered to, where applicable.

 

Detailed Unit Breakdown Canine Emergency First Aid Qualification:

Unit aim: The aim of this unit is to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills of Canine Emergency First Aid, including when to call the vet and how to dress wounds, who can administer Canine Emergency First Aid and the classification of emergencies. You will understand how to assess and examine injured dogs, along with learning how to treat a variety of potential injuries and emergency events, e.g. convulsions.

 

Number of learning outcomes 14.

 

Learning Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

The Candidate will:

The Candidate can:

1. Understand the requirements of: Canine Emergency First Aid, who can administer Canine Emergency First Aid and why Canine Emergency First Aid is important

1.1. Explain the objective of Canine Emergency First Aid and the current legislation

1.2. Outline who can perform Canine Emergency First Aid on dogs in emergency situations

2. Understand the importance of administering Canine Emergency First Aid and how to manage canine behaviour

2.1. Explain the importance of administering Canine Emergency First Aid

2.2. Explain the techniques and tools to manage canine behaviour in an emergency situation

3. Understand the classification of Emergencies

3.1. Explain the three main classifications of emergency

3.2. Describe two emergency situations within each classification

3.3. Assess the difference between collapse and unconscious dogs

4. Understand how to put a dog in the recovery position

4.1. Describe the procedure to put a dog in the recovery position

5. Understand the DR ABC of Canine Emergency First Aid and actions to take following the DR ABC assessment

5.1. Explain what is meant by DR ABC in Canine Emergency First Aid

5.2. Describe the key DR ABC steps to take when examining an injured dog

6. Understand the examination of an injured animal and the actions to take to manage shock

6.1. Understand the examination of an injured animal

6.2. Describe the clinical signs and management of a dog suffering from shock

6.3. Identify the key clinical signs of impending cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA)

7. Be able to record key elements of canine vital statistics and conduct dog resuscitation (CPR)

7.1. Accurately record key elements of Canine Emergency Canine Emergency First Aid: • Record the pulse rate of a live dog • Record the respiration rate of a live dog

7.2. Conduct CPR on a CPR mannequin

8. Be able to dress and treat wounds

8.1. Classify different types of wounds

8.2. Describe the emergency treatment for a wound

8.3. Apply a dressing on a dog

8.4. Classify and describe different types of fractures

8.5. Explain the signs and emergency treatment of a fracture

9. Understand choking, stings and poisoning and be able to give the necessary treatment

9.1. Explain how to perform the abdominal thrusts on a dog 9.2. Explain how to treat insect stings and reptile bites 9.3. Identify common household poisonous substances 9.4. Explain the clinical signs, emergency treatment and prevention of poisoning in a dog

9.2. Explain how to treat insect stings and reptile bites

9.3. Identify common household poisonous substances

9.4. Explain the clinical signs, emergency treatment and prevention of poisoning in a dog

10. Understand the signs and treatment of hyperthermia, hypothermia and water inhalation

10.1. Describe the clinical signs and treatment of a dog with hyperthermia

10.2. Describe the clinical signs and treatment of a dog who has suffered water inhalation

10.3. Describe the clinical signs and treatment of a dog with hypothermia 10.4. Explain how to take any required temperature measurements during Canine Emergency First Aid

10.4. Explain how to take any required temperature measurements during Canine Emergency First Aid

11. Understand the signs and treatment of a dog having a convulsion

11.1. Describe the signs and treatment of a dog having a convulsion

12. Understand signs and treatment of Gastric Torsion

12.1. Describe the clinical signs, treatment and prevention of gastric torsion or gastric dilation (bloat)

13. Understand different types of burns

13.1. Describe three types of burns

13.2. Describe the treatment of one type of burn

13.3. Describe the clinical signs and treatment required for electrocution

14. Understand what is required in a Canine Emergency First Aid kit and how to communicate in emergency situations

14.1. Describe the information you may need to have and communicate to a vet in emergency cases

14.2. List the basic content required in a Canine Emergency First Aid kit

 


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