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SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy

This regulated Ofqual award has a registration process to ensure that we can adapt to your needs and experience level, plus answer all your queries.

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate (300 guided learning hours) you need to successfully complete 10 of the 12 units. These units combine the theory and practical elements essential for safe practice in canine hydrotherapy and we provide you with full access to all 12 units.

Our new flexible format delivers this course to you in 2 modules. You choose when you wish to start your studies and steer your learning programme to work at your pace.

To complete your studies, you can choose to fast track your learning over 4 months or pace your studies to fit your preferred study schedule and you have up to 1 year to achieve your qualification. You control your Module registrations and have choices for your practical training.

Our total course fee is payable in 2 stages – 1st installment is £ 1,997 and 2nd installment is £1200

Units covered in this certificate

You have full access to all 12 units and our certificate package requires you to successfully pass 10 unit assignments to achieve your award. Assignments include the 9 mandatory units and the optional Aquatic Treadmill unit. If you wish to change the Aquatic Treadmill assignment for one of the other options, or achieve additional optional units beyond the 10 required, this is possible.

9 Mandatory Units

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Introduction to canine hydrotherapy

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Common canine conditions

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Canine anatomy

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Canine physiology

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Canine health status + first aid

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Canine assessment processes

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Practical administration of canine hydrotherapy treatments

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Water management

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Professional + ethical practice

Optional Units

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Introduction to Aquatic treadmill practice

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Canine behaviour for clinical practice

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Introduction to Canine gait + movement

How it works:

This Level 3 Certificate course is comprised of 2 modules.

Online

Module 1

Online Studies

A bespoke online Course Manual covering the theory section of the 12 online units unlocked over 7 weeks, with 18 months access. Plus, 3 months access to your online Practical Training Hubs for Module 2

In-person

Module 2

Practical Training 

In the UK, 4 intensive practical training days at Active Balance, Leics, seeing a wide range of dogs with real issues and exploring skills for the more complex case. A separate flexible 5th day consolidates your skills.

Part 1: Online Studies (Module 1)

module 1

Stage 1 Payment: £1997

This certificate programme begins with an amazing online module to build your knowledge and understanding of current hydrotherapy practice. This explores the topics covered in all 12 units, which is drip released to you over 7 weeks and prepares you for the practical training in Module 2.

You have full access to the online manual for the whole duration of the course and can review the multi resources whenever you wish to. These include; our instructional technical videos – K9TVs and OneShot series; video links; useful articles, unit tutorials, informative scripted sections, downloadable pdfs, workbooks, annotated visuals and templates designed especially for you.

We begin the process with an informal interview so that we can learn about your specific needs. We look at each individual application and work with you to optimise your learning experience.

In some cases we may recommend an additional practical day before attending your practical Modules 2. This follows the guidance from the qualification awarding body: Skills and Education Group Awards (SEG), to ensure you achieve your goals and qualification certification.

Not sure if you’re ready, or have more questions for Barbara? Book a discovery chat or your interview by emailing: info@k9hscourses.com

Part 2: Hands-on training (Module 2)

module 2

This will take your learning to the next level by linking your theory to the wide range of practical skills required for safe and effective practice.

This face-to-face training experience involves completing our practical days, providing you with 48 hours of verified practical training over Module 2. Our course format is ideal for those who enjoy developing hands-on skills in a clinic environment in a small group.

Module 2 consists of four intensive hands-on training days at Active Balance (AB) in Hinckley, Leicestershire for the UK practicals. We have approved satellite centres in Ireland and New Zealand for overseas practical training.

These explore clinical skills including canine Movement Enrichment techniques and are  practical enriched days, packed full of techniques and canine practical skills, including a skills assessment.

You will also have 1 to 1 training in the aquatic treadmill (if this is your option) on our flexible 5th optional day of practical skills training, to consolidate your training experiences with K9HS.

We offer cluster dates (Mod 2: Sun – Wed) monthly and you choose your days to attend.

Your practical skills training is fully supported with 3 months access to our innovative online Practical Training Hubs offering the latest tech in virtual practical instruction and useful additional practical resources.

You will have opportunities to work in real clinics with a range of dogs and meet their owners as well as workshop style practicals. Barbara and her team of hydrotherapy specialists, offer you continual support and mentoring throughout the course and beyond.

Module 2 – Practical Skills Days

Your locations to complete your Module 2 Practical:
UK practical training – Active Balance, Hinckley + K9HS, Suffolk

Irish practical training – The Canine Clinic, Cork

New Zealand practical training – K9 Aqua Ltd, Drury, South Auckland.

Active Balance, Leics + k9HS, Suffolk, UK

Location – AB, Hinckley, Leics + K9HS, Suffolk, UK
Instructors – Barbara Houlding + Sarah Ward at K9HS, Suffolk and
Maria Johnston at AB, Leics (veterinary physiotherapists specialising in canine hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, athletic conditioning and rehabilitation)

4-5 Day Aquatic Practical

4 Attendees, 1 Instructor + 1 Assistant 

Stage 2 Payment: £1200 – 4-Day in-person practical training at AB Sunday to Wednesday, booked through Barbara.                  

Stage 1 payment covers 3 months access to our online Practical Training Hubs, mentoring and 1 to 1 calls with Barbara.

Covers: Canine Movement Enrichment techniques – Therapeutic Handling techniques and Clinic Enrichment techniques; practical water management and first aid skills – canine assessment and treatment techniques. These intensive days are packed full of the latest techniques to integrate with the knowledge from your online studies in Module 1.

You’ll learn current techniques and expand your hands-on hydrotherapy skills.

You will be required to do an informal phone or video-based interview and accept the terms and policies before registering for the course.

Feb – July 2022 dates available –

AB 4-day in-person practical training.

K9HS 1-day practical training for aquatic treadmill OR 1 to 1 tutorial for other optional units.

3 month registration to online virtual Practical Training Hubs.

Book your interview by emailing Barbara at – info@k9hscourses.com

IRELAND

Location – The Canine Clinic, Cork, Ireland
Instructor – Claire O’Donnell  (veterinary physiotherapist specialising in canine hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation)
Cost – 1,200 Euro

4-5 Day Aquatic Practical

4 Attendees, 1 Instructor + 1 assistant 

4-Day in-person practical training at The Canine Clinic, booked through Barbara. 

Stage 1 payment covers 3 months access to our online Practical Training Hubs, mentoring and 1 to 1 calls with Barbara.

Practical covers: Canine Movement Enrichment techniques – Therapeutic Handling techniques and Clinic Enrichment techniques; practical water management and first aid skills; canine assessment and treatment techniques. These intensive days are packed full of the latest techniques to integrate with the knowledge from your online studies in Module 1.

You’ll learn current techniques and expand your hands-on hydrotherapy skills.

You will be required to have an informal phone or video-based interview and accept the terms and policies before registering for the course.

Jan – Feb 2022 bookings

NEW ZEALAND

Location: K9 Aqua Ltd, Drury, South Auckland, New Zealand
Instructor: Karynne Penfold, Advanced Canine Hydrotherapist, Professional Member NZACH
Cost: $2,500 NZD
Includes: 3-Day Aquatic Practical

2 x 3-Day Aquatic Practicals

2 Attendees, 1 Instructor 

NZ offers two separate 3 day practicals, booked one month apart. These facilities include both underwater treadmill and a hydro pool, offering a comprehensive practical training experience over 2 months. 

You will be required to have an informal phone or video-based interview and accept the terms and policies before registering for the course.

NZ aquatic practicals 2022

Due to the opening of the TransTasman Bubble, Australian students can now apply to attend. Should the Bubble have to pause or close, K9 Aqua will try to accommodate an optional date, or offer a refund less bank fees.

Unlimited free access to our K9HS Courses Community Group

Our courses are devised around your needs, whether you are a veterinary physiotherapist, veterinary surgeon, veterinary nurse, other canine professional or new to the industry. 

You have unlimited access to our private Community for ongoing support, mentorship and CPD resources.  We wish you to be successful in your canine career and work with you to achieve your goals.

HOw does it work?

We aim to provide you with an enriched, friendly and positive learning experience to achieve a pass in both the practical and theory components covered in your 10 units. You may find you require additional support beyond the modules, to achieve your pass grade in either the theory or practical. We can arrange additional face-to-face training if required (at an additional fee).

You choose when you start your studies
Our flexible course means you choose your start date. You also book and select which dates you wish to attend your practical module, once you have completed your online studies. We deliver the practical Module 2 monthly and you book your preferred dates, to fit around your work and home commitments.

You choose your study pace
You can choose to fast track your 300 hours of training by completing your studies in 4 months, or you can choose dates that work for you, up to a time period of 18 months. If you require a further extension this can be arranged on an individual basis with Barbara.

We provide you with all the resources you need and PowerPoint workbooks for each unit in order to build the required 10 unit assignments. You will receive continuous support throughout the course to make every step along the way work for you.

On Module 2 practical placement you have a wealth of additional resources. Once you have completed both modules, you will be ready to submit your assignments for marking and moderation, through our easy online system.

Who is this course for?

This course has an innovative design to suit both those looking for a complete career change or working professionals aiming to expand their canine services and add hydrotherapy to their clinical skills and “Canine Therapeutic Toolbox”.

We also offer a unique package that is ideal for veterinary physiotherapists, veterinary nurses and veterinary professionals wishing to further expand their canine hydrotherapy clinical skills.

This course offers recognised prior learning (RPL).

Veterinary physiotherapists, veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are entitled to RPL and this is discussed and agreed at the online interview.

Ready to get started?

Book your interview by emailing: info@k9hscourses.com

Take it from one who was fortunate enough to find these wonderful people. If you’re passionate about helping dogs and you feel it’s your calling to be a Hydrotherapist, you’ll want/need to get the best training possible. The best you can get is with K9HS. It’s not just the coursework. You’ll be in the pool learning hands on from the most qualified, inspirational and passionate instructors to be found anywhere. K9HS is the gold standard in Hydrotherapy training. Trust me. I was a student and now I have my own centre. Prepare to be inspired!

Derek Richards
Hollywood Houndz Hydrotherapy Services

Take it from one who was fortunate enough to find these wonderful people. If you’re passionate about helping dogs and you feel it’s your calling to be a Hydrotherapist, you’ll want/need to get the best training possible. The best you can get is with K9HS. It’s not just the coursework. You’ll be in the pool learning hands on from the most qualified, inspirational and passionate instructors to be found anywhere. K9HS is the gold standard in Hydrotherapy training. Trust me. I was a student and now I have my own centre. Prepare to be inspired!

Derek Richards
Hollywood Houndz Hydrotherapy Services