OCN NI Level 3 Award in Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation

Qualification Aim

The OCN NI Level 3 Award in Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary and Cerebral Resuscitation qualification has been developed in conjunction with the International Animal Care College and Smartpets Grooming School. It has been designed to provide relevant practical skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable the provision of safe and effective first aid to animals in an emergency situation until veterinary assistance is available.

Qualification Objectives

The objectives of the qualification are to enable learners to:

  •         understand the current legislation, roles and responsibilities of a pet first aider
  •         identify hazards and carry out scene assessment before providing first aid
  •         carry out safe handling and restraint of injured pets
  •         carry out first aid procedures
  •         understand signs and treatment of common first aid conditions

Qualification Target Group

This qualification is for learners in the pet care industry and for pet owners who wish to develop relevant practical skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable the provision of safe and effective first aid to animals in an emergency situation. Learners should be at least 16 years of age.

Learners will be expected to keep their knowledge and practice up to date on a bi-annual basis to meet licensing and industry requirements.

Documents

Qualification Code
603/6628/X
Review date
30/09/2025
Min age
16+
Level
Three
Credits
3
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