The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor scheme (KCAI) is continuing to expand its offering and set standards in education, by announcing a new partnership with sports coaching experts Agility1st as one of the scheme’s latest Preferred Education Providers (PEP).
Agility1st will be joining the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), Trevor Cooper’s ‘Dog Law UK’ and the International Animal Behaviour and Training Centre (IABTC) who all achieved PEP status last year.
Agility1st is a programme created to develop agility instructors and coaches at all levels of the sport, from recreational agility instructors to professional agility trainers and coaches. The programme is led by agility experts Steve Croxford and Mark Laker and was launched at Crufts 2013.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The KCAI scheme is proud to announce Agility1st as a Preferred Educational Provider for the scheme.
“Preferred Educational Providers were developed after we received a considerable amount of feedback from those seeking education in dog training, that identifying courses and seminars of genuine quality is difficult, due to the proliferation of courses and the prevalence of jargon in the world of education. The KCAI scheme introduced PEP status in 2013 to address these issues and to highlight organisations to its members which satisfied rigorous quality criteria and assessment.”
For further details on KCAI PEP, please visitwww.thekennelclub.org.uk/training/kcai/kcai-preferred-educational-providers-(peps)/.
All the KCAI Preferred Educational Providers will be represented at the KCAI Career Zone in partnership with Purina PRO PLAN at Crufts from 6th – 9th March.