Entry Requirements

Prior to studying this course learners must have completed and passed the Foundation in Canine Exercise Rehabilitation.

Learners are expected to be familiar with the common orthopaedic conditions found in canines. Learners will also need to have 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 year 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.


Assessment tasks and activities are taken throughout the course.

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 and for those who have studied to a higher level in a related subject.


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 10th January 2019 and can be started at any time after.

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

There are discounts available on this course:

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


Applicants should complete and submit the application form

We will then contact you with an invoice and joining instructions.