The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor scheme (KCAI) continues to
expand its offering and set standards in education, by announcing
new partnerships with Galen Myotherapy and the Animal Care College
as Preferred Educational Providers (PEP).
Galen offers a variety of courses surrounding canine anatomy and
physiology, and has been assessed and approved for its 'First Aid
for Dogs' course, which gives owners practical instruction in
canine first aid as well as providing an insight into potentially
problematic conditions that need immediate veterinary care.
The Animal Care College offers distance learning courses that
cover a range of aspects of canine training and care, and has been
approved for its courses that cover the KCAI Scheme modules.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "The KCAI scheme is
proud to announce Galen and the Animal Care College as Preferred
Educational Providers 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
in-depth quality criteria and assessment."
David Cavill from the Animal Care College, said "The Animal Care
College is delighted to have fulfilled the KCAI scheme criteria for
acceptance as a Preferred Educational Provider. Having been
delivering distance learning courses in every aspect of pet animal
care for 35 years, the College has always been supportive of any
initiative which improves animal care and welfare and has no doubt
that KCAI has an important role to play in developing sound and
sensible support to owners in ensuring dogs in our society are well
trained and can be good 'canine citizens'."
Julia Robertson, Galen Lead Practitioner, said "We at Galen
Therapy Centre are delighted to have received our KCAI PEP.
We are passionate about providing quality training and always work
hard to provide good quality courses, so to be recognised and
approved as a KCAI PEP is something as an organisation we really
For further details on KCAI PEP, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/kcaipep.
All the KCAI Preferred Educational Providers will be represented
at the KCAI Career Zone, in partnership with Purina PRO PLAN, at
Crufts from 5th - 8th March 2015. All the Preferred
Educational Providers will be pleased to discuss how their
expertise and knowledge can benefit all those who work with