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SEG Awards ABC 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 course you need to successfully complete 10 of the 12 units. These units combine the theory and practical elements essential for safe practice. The guided learning hours for this course are 300.

Our new flexible format brings this course to you in 3 modules. You choose when you wish to start your studies and you steer your learning programme to work at your pace. To complete your studies, you could fast track your learning to 4 months or choose your time frame of up to 1 year to achieve your qualification, as you control your Module registration and bookings. Our total course fee of £2,580.00 is payable in 3 stages and we have held our discounted fee for the last 4 years.

Units covered in this certificate

Our study package of 10 units required to achieve certification consists of the 9 mandatory units and the optional Aquatic Treadmill unit, to meet industry standards. If you wish to change the Aquatic Treadmill unit for one of the other options to compose your 10 units, or achieve additional optional units beyond the 10 required, this is possible and is discussed at interview.

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 3 modules.

Online

Module 1

Online Studies

A bespoke online Course Manual covering the theory section of the course: 12 online units unlocked over 7 weeks, with 1 year access.

In-person

Module 2

Practical Hub + Skills Days 

Virtual Training Hubs access and 2 days face-to-face practical training at AB, Leics. Plus 1 day at K9HS, Suffolk for your aquatic treadmill practical.

In-person

Module 3

Practical Skills Days 

2 days face-to-face practical training at AB, Leics with a range of athletic dogs, rehabilitation cases and exploring skills for the more complex case.

Part 1: Online Studies (Module 1)

 mOdule 1

Stage 1 Payment: £990

The certificate programme begins with an online theory-based module to build your knowledge and understanding of current hydrotherapy practice. This is through our unique online Course Manual consisting of all 12 units, drip released over 7 weeks. This aims to support your learning pathway and build your knowledge and understanding of the unit topics in preparation for the unit practical components you will complete in Module 2 and 3.

You have access to the online Course Manual for the whole duration of the course with limitless access to all its integrated resources which include; our instructional Canine Technical Videos (K9TVs and OneShots), video links, useful article links, unit tutorials, downloadable pdfs, scripted sections and additional notes for each unit.

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

In some cases we may recommend an additional practical day before attending your practical Modules 2 and 3. This follows the guidance from the qualification awarding body: SEG ABC Awards, 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 Practice (Module 2 + 3)

Modules 2 and 3 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 and 3. Our course format is ideal for those who enjoy developing hands-on skills in a clinic environment.

Module 2 consists of two intensive hands-on training days at Active Balance (AB) in Hinckley, Leics. These explore core clinical skills using canine Movement Enrichment techniques and are  practical enriched days, packed full of techniques and canine practical skills.

You will also have 1 to 1 training in the aquatic treadmill in an additional 3rd face-to-face day with Barbara and Sarah at K9HS, Suffolk, if you choose this as your optional unit. Or you can choose to have a 1 to 1  tutorial day with Barbara to finalise your 10 Workbook assignments if your optional unit assignment is either canine behaviour or introduction to gait and movement.

Module 3 is your second practical placement of another two intensive hands-on training days and is at Active Balance (AB) in Hinckley, Leics. You will continue to develop your practical techniques and skills, plus complete your practical assessment. 

We offer cluster dates (Mod 2: Sun + Mon; Mod 3: Tues + Wed) for Module 2 and 3, or you can choose to split your days and book Module 3 dates at a separate time to your Module 2. 

Your practical skills training on Module 2 and 3 is fully supported with 3 months access to our NEW K9HS and AB 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 for all aspects of the course and your practice.

Module 2 – Practical Skills Days

Your locations to complete your Module 2 Practical:
AB, Hinckley & K9HS, Suffolk for UK training or K9 Aqua Ltd, Drury, South Auckland, for New Zealand training.

AB, LEICS & k9HS, SUFFOLK, UK

Location: AB, Hinckley, Leics + K9HS, Suffolk, UK
Instructors: Barbara Houlding + Sarah Ward K9HS, Suffolk and
Maria Johnston AB; all veterinary physiotherapists specialising in canine hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, athletic conditioning and rehabilitation
Stage 2 Payment: £990
Includes: 2-Day in-person Practical at AB, 1-Day in person Aquatic Treadmill practical or 1 to 1 tutorial with Barbara, plus three months access to our online virtual Practical Training Hubs for K9HS and AB

2-Day Aquatic Practical Skills + 1-Day Aquatic Treadmill or 1-Day Tutorial 

4 Attendees at AB, 2 attendees at K9HS

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 that integrate the knowledge from your theory studies in Module 1.

You’ll learn current techniques and expand your hands-on hydrotherapy skills in the aquatic treadmill and hydro pool.

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

AB 2-Day in-person practical training.

K9HS 1-Day in-person 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

NEW ZEALAND

Location: K9 Aqua Ltd, Drury, South Auckland, New Zealand
Instructor: Karynne Penfold, Advanced Canine Hydrotherapist, Professional Member NZACH
Cost: $1,250 NZD
Includes: 3-Day Aquatic Practical

3-Day Aquatic Practical

2 Attendees, 1 Instructor 

These facilities include both underwater treadmill and a hydro pool, offering a comprehensive practical training experience.

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

3-Day Aquatic NZ Practicals 2021

Wed 14th – Fri 16th April

Wed 23rd – Fri 25th June

Wed 18th – Fri 20th August

Wed 27th – Fri 29th Oct

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.

Module 3 – Practical Skills Days

 

You have two locations to choose from to complete your Module 3 Practical:
AB, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK or K9 Aqua Ltd, Drury, South Auckland, New Zealand.

HINCKLEY, UK

Location: Active Balance, Hinckley, Leics
Instructor: Maria Johnston, Veterinary Physiotherapist and Advanced Canine Hydrotherapist
Stage 3 Payment: £600

2-Day Aquatic Practical Skills Advancement

4 Attendees, 1 Instructor + 1 assistant

You will work with a range of athletic dogs including agility dogs and rehabilitation cases.

Module 3 consolidates your practical skills and explores working with a range of dogs in the hydro pool. This Module includes your hydro pool practical assessment, led by Maria Johnston.

AB 2-Day in-person practical with 1 to 1 training + virtual practical webinar workshop.

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

NEW ZEALAND

Location: K9 Aqua Ltd, Drury, South Auckland, New Zealand
Instructor: Karynne Penfold, Advanced Canine Hydrotherapist, Professional Member NZACH
Cost: $1,250 NZD

3-Day Aquatic Practical

2 Attendees, 1 Instructor

These facilities include both underwater treadmill and a hydro pool.

Module 3 consolidates your practical skills from Module 2 and includes your practical assessment led by Karynne Penfold.

3-Day Aquatic Practical 2021

Wed 19th – Fri 21st May

Wed 28th – Fri 30th July

Wed 22nd – Fri 24th Sept

Wed 24th – Fri 26th Nov

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.

ree 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 free access for as long as you wish to our private Community for ongoing support, mentorship and CPD resources.  We wish you to be successful in your canine career and we work with you to help you achieve your goals.

This course offers recognized prior learning (RPL).

Veterinary physiotherapists can choose to attend Module 2 dates or the Vet Physio Masterclass.

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

You can join our K9 Community for free to receive additional support, mentoring and a stream of extra resources and clinical tools. 

We care that you are successful and provide you with free CPD to expand your canine therapeutic toolbox,empowering your canine service for the dogs in your professional care.

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 3 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 modules, once you have completed your Module 1 studies. We deliver practical Modules 2 and 3 monthly. You book your preferred Module 2 and 3 dates directly with Barbara, 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 12 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 assignments. You will receive continuous support throughout the course to make every step along the way work for you.

On Modules 2 and 3 practical placements you have a wealth of additional resources. Once you have completed all three Modules, you will be ready to submit your assignments for marking and moderation, through our easy online system.

Who is this course for?

We have designed this course to be perfect for those looking for a career change or 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