Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
- Age range18+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with a higher-level knowledge of small animal hydrotherapy. Learners will have an introduction to canine laser therapy and small animal physiotherapy.
Objectives of the qualification
Learners will develop a deeper understanding of Small Animal Massage and gain higher level of knowledge in anatomy and physiology. They will gain the knowledge to be able to establish and manage a hydrotherapy business. Learners will also develop a deeper understanding of pool operations and water management in hydrotherapy centres.
Learners will have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Diploma qualification in small animal hydrotherapy.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
This qualification will enable learners to progress onto the Open College Network West Midlands Level 5 Diploma in Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioner. It will also support progression directly into higher level employment as a veterinary hydrotherapist or centre manager, or further study including veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation of small animals.
- Age range18+
To achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy learners must achieve:
- 68 credits from the Mandatory Units
- no optional units for this qualification
Learners will have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Diploma qualification in small animal hydrotherapy.
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy qualification.
- Level 4 or higher qualification within an animal care related subject.
- A UK recognised teaching and/or assessing qualification.
- At least a year’s meaningful experience in working within the subject area of animal care and/or welfare.
- Tutors must have access to the physical resources and practical equipment required to deliver the practical aspects of this qualification.
Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):
Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:
- Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent
- Has substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in the animal care sector.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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