Courses for PDSA Volunteers

This course is for PDSA event volunteers. It introduces you to PDSA and the things you need to know to be an effective part of the PDSA Event Crew and also explains our approach to health & safety covering the areas most relevant to volunteering at events.

This course explains how to keeping dogs safe at PetLife - and also how to keep yourself and others safe when you’re around dogs

This e-learning module makes up part of your induction to PDSA. We will be looking at the history of PDSA, the work that we do, and what it's like to work here. In addition to this you will also be asked to complete the 'What Pets Need' module which provides an introduction to the 5 welfare needs of pets. The aim of this course is to increase your awareness of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (AWA, the Act) and the 5 welfare needs of companion animals. It is aimed at everyone involved with companion animals on a daily basis, including pet care specialists. This course will also help you to understand the relevance of the 5 welfare needs so you can help people choose the right pet for their life style, as well as Data Protection and Information Security here at PDSA.

Fire safety is a critical part of health and safety at PDSA. This e-learning module includes the principles of fire, procedures to follow in the event of a fire emergency, types of extinguishers and how to use them.

This module is required to be completed by anyone who has fire warden responsibilities at a PDSA site. This module is not designed to provide training as afire-fighter.

Health & Safety is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee; at PDSA you will have received health & safety training when you first joined or maybe when you changed job role.

This e-learning module has been designed to refresh your knowledge of Health & Safety, and will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete.

The aim of this module is to provide a refresher of safe methods of handling in the workplace. It is particularly aimed at all non-veterinary employees who have previously received face to face manual handling training at PDSA but who need to meet the requirement of a 3 year refresher .

The aim of this course is to provide information on safe methods of handling and restraining a variety of companion animals. This module is aimed at our employees based in our Pet Hospitals in our Veterinary Department, as part of their induction or 3 year refresher.