Foundation in Canine Exercise Rehabilitation

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Entry Requirements

Level 3 Certificate in Veterinary Nursing; Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy; Level 3 or above in a canine musculoskeletal therapy.

Learners are expected to have a certain amount of prior knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and general physiology of dogs. Learners will also need access to cases for course work so should be in employment or in a volunteer position at either a veterinary practice or a hydrotherapy centre.

Learning delivery and time allocation

This course is delivered online so can be studied from anywhere in the world. Learners can start the course at any time and study at their own pace. The course comprises 150 hours of learning. An average study time of 10/15 hours per week will lead to completion in 10/15 weeks. However, the learner can take up to a years to complete the course. The learning time comprises studying course material, completing tasks, carrying out further reading and own research, and completion of the assessment.


Formative tasks and activities are taken throughout the course. Once all of these are completed, the learner is required to submit the test paper for final graded assessment.

Learner support

Study is independent, however learners have access to discussion forums where they can connect with their fellow students - and this is encouraged. Learners are also assigned a tutor, who will be available for help if and when it is needed.

Learning level and suitability

The outcomes of this course are benchmarked at level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. The course is suitable for those who have studied at Level 3 or above. These courses are suitable for those who have studied to a higher level in a related subject. For those who have specifically studied Canine Exercise Rehabilitation above Level 4/5 may still find this course useful as a CPD refresher but may be more suited to the postgraduate level courses which are planned for 2019 - details of these courses will be added to the website in due course.


These courses are endorsed under the quality licence scheme by two nationally, recognised awarding organisations: ABC Awards’ and Certa. This means that Justo Development Ltd has undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The endorsement process with ABC Awards’ and Certa involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses, including appropriate outcomes and benchmarking, is carried out as part of the continuing endorsement process.

Certification and CPD hours

On completion of this course, learners will receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards’ and Certa. Learners will also receive a completion letter from Justo Development confirming final grades and 150 hours of continued professional development.

This course will be launched on the 1st November 2018 and can be started at any time after.

The fees for this course are £499 + VAT to be paid by bank transfer.

There is a discount available on this course 

  • Buy all four courses in this series for £1800.00 + VAT (discount of £196.00)


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