Online Security Dog First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Security Dog First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 20 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

This course is approved by NASDU for the requirement of pet first aid in their standards.  First aid is important to know for your security dog not only to comply with associations and local authorities but also for animal welfare and to help a dog in need.  The nature of working with dogs will pose a risk that they may be harmed in the course of their work or transport.

We have designed this course to meet the NASDU learning outcomes and added a few extra modules to ensure full understanding. This qualification is also endorsed by TQUK to give an extra level of approval. If you require an endorsed certificate there is an additional small charge.

  • Dog Handlers
  • Police
  • Security guards
  • Customs
  • Airports
  • Docks

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (7.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours and 20 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Below is the content of the online course. Classroom courses may vary slightly.

  • Introduction to Security Dog First Aid
    • Security Dog First Aid Course overview
    • The vet and your role in first aid
    • When is veterinary care required
    • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
    • Car accidents
    • Pet proofing your home
    • Use of gloves
    • Hand hygiene
  • Checking a Dog's Health
    • Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal
    • How pets show pain
    • Taking a Pulse
    • Taking the Temperature
    • Gum Colour
    • Loss of appetite
  • First Aid Kits and Equipment
    • Pet First Aid Kits
    • Advanced Pet First Aid Kit
    • Elizabethan Collars
    • Pet First Aid Sprays
    • Pet First Aid Wipes
    • Pet Wrap Bandages
    • Use of muzzles
  • CPR, Accidents and First Aid 
    • Breathing and Respiratory Problems
    • CPR Introduction
    • Pet CPR
    • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
    • Drowning and Treatment
    • Near and Secondary Drowning
    • Shock
    • Pet Fractures Treatment
    • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
  • Medical Conditions
    • Types of bleeding
    • Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
    • Pet wrap bandages
    • Paw problems
    • Ears, Eyes and Mouth
    • Bandaging the Ear
    • Bandaging the Tail
    • Bandaging Aftercare
    • Digestive Process
    • Vomiting in animals
    • Pets and Illnesses
    • Poisoning, bites and Stings
    • Inducing Vomiting in a dog
    • High temperatures and heatstroke 
    • Hypothermia treatment 
    • Seizures and epilepsy
    • Choking overview
    • Choking 
    • Snake bites on pets
    • Ticks
    • Insect Stings
    • Urination problems
    • Bloat 
  • Different types and sizes of animals
    • The older dog
    • Small dog care
    • Puppies and young animals 
  • Summary
    • Pets and Fireworks
    • Human First Aid
    • Record keeping with security dogs 

LO1 Explain the importance of immediate attention to the dog and/or the need to obtain veterinary assistance

LO2 Explain the actions and precautions to be taken following a dog that has stopped breathing.

LO3 Explain the actions to be taken following a dog that has a broken limb

LO4 Explain the actions to be taken following a dog that is bleeding from a wound.

LO5 Explain the signs and symptoms following the ingestion of a harmful substance by a dog and how (and when) to induce vomiting.

LO6 Explain the actions to be taken following the ingestion of a foreign body by a dog.

LO7 Summarise the contents of a Canine first aid kit

LO8 Identify safety equipment which may be of use when dealing with a sick or injured dog.

LO9 Demonstrate the fitting of a muzzle and explain its use.

LO10 Define the common signs and symptoms of illness and identify their treatment.

LO11 Identify the appropriate reports and records required following the administration of first aid.

  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V7.2
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Animal PoisonLine Leaflet
  • Animal PoisonLine Poster
  • Animal Poisons Line Leaflet
  • Animal Poisons Line Poster Image
  • Animal Poisons Line sticker image
  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • ProForm36 Security Dog First Aid Theoretical Assessment
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“This online course was by far the best one I have ever taken. As a dog handler in the security industry, I need to learn as much as I possibly can about a dog and its health.”

- Megan, Security Officer from suffolk

“I found the course very informative and useful for my work.”

- Christopher from Merseyside