Level 3 Certificate in Equine First Aid

The initial reactions within the first few moments of discovering an injured or sick horse in distress can be critical in maximising the chance of success of veterinary treatment.

This short course is designed for those who wish to update their knowledge of dealing with emergency situations and undertaking equine first aid.

 

This course is ideal for:

  • Any learner wishing to enhance their knowledge of horse care
  • Livery yard owners
  • Yard workers or managers

The programme is supplemented by an optional Equine First Aid Workshop, to be held at TOCES on 5th November. Please refer to our Study Weeks page for further details.

Course Accreditation

Academic Level:

Further Education Level 3

Number of Modules:

2

Study Hours per Unit:

20

Total Hours: 

40

Course Duration: 

6 months

Study Week Requirements:

Optional First Aid Workshop (Additional fees apply. Please see Study Week page)

Upon enrolment you are provided with access onto TOCES’ online E-Learning Centre where you will find your study guide, study planner, Course Advisor and tutor information, course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

TOCES short courses consist of:

  • Detailed illustrated text in pdf format which you can print or download.
  • Online learning resources including in-text questions and activities.
  • Pre-recorded webinars, online lectures and videos.
  • You will study and complete one assignment per module. Referring to the course material, you will complete the assignments at your own pace, within the maximum study period, and submit online for marking and assessment.
  • Your work is assessed by a qualified tutor, graded and returned to you with detailed feedback.
  • Upon completion of the course you will receive a graded TOCES certificate.
  • aged 14 or more – there is no upper age limit
  • interested in learning more about horse care and management

Course Accreditation

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Module/Unit Details

  • Module 1 Horse Health and Injury Prevention

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Normal conditions and behaviour
    – Signs of ill health, to include signs of a range of commonly occurring conditions
    – Recognition of hazards which pose the risk of accidents, and strategies to reduce the risk of injury in horses

  • Module 2 Emergencies and Equine First Aid

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Knowing how to respond to an emergency situation
    – The legalities of administering first aid treatment to an animal
    – Wounds sustained by horses and their management
    – First aid measures used to control haemorrhage
    – Stages of wound healing
    – Management and transport of a horse with a suspected fracture

Enrolment

Full Payment

£100

  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support
  • Additional fees apply for Optional First Aid Workshop

Pay as You Learn

£33.32 Initial Fee

  • 4 Payments of £16.67
  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support
  • Additional fees apply for Optional First Aid Workshop

FAQs

  • Enrolment and Fees

    Enrolments are accepted for all courses anytime throughout the year

    Following enrolment you will be provided with access onto our online E-Learning Centre where you will find all of your course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

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