Pet Bereavement Support Training

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Enhance the support you give to bereaved pet owners by gaining an accredited certificate in pet bereavement support awarded by NCFE.

This e-learning course will give you the skills you need and counts towards 32 hours continued professional development (CPD). The length of the course is eight weeks. You will work though one module per week which is roughly three – four hours per week. The course will close after eight weeks.

This course has been designed for anyone wishing to gain more knowledge and experience in supporting bereaved pet owners. It is particularly helpful for anyone wishing to become a support volunteer for Blue Cross, vet nurses and counsellors. Please be aware that this is not a counselling qualification.

The course will cover these topics in depth giving you the skills to support owners and yourself:

  • Pet loss experience
  • Self care 
  • Emotional support skills
  • Stages of grief 
  • Pet euthanasia 
  • Remembrance and rituals 
  • Grief in surviving pets
  • The loss of assistance animals 
  • When is the course?

Future course starts dates are as follows

  • 22 January 2017 - places are limited
  • 2 May 2017
  • 1 October 2017

The cost of the eight week distance learning course is £250.

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