The Kennel Club held the Accredited Trainers Annual Seminar at
the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park on Wednesday
4thNovember 2015, which was attended by around twenty Accredited
The seminar featured a session on the upcoming launch of the
online learning platform, the Kennel Club Academy. Attendees were
given a preview of the Academy and an insight in to how it will
work, including tools such as online breed-specific films.
The Accredited Trainers present were then given the opportunity
in workshops to comment on the current developments of the Kennel
Club Academy to support breed judges' training, as well as
providing input to the development of materials for the proposed
Breed Judges section of the Academy, prior to the launch of the
platform in 2016.
The Accredited Trainers were reassured that the Kennel Club
Academy would not replace the current seminars delivered by them,
but would enable anyone interested to gain an understanding of what
is needed prior to attending a formal seminar, and to enable
everybody involved in breed judging and ring stewarding to maintain
Gerald King, Chairman of the Kennel Club Training Board said:
"The online Academy is an exciting development that will be a vital
learning platform going forward. It will work in conjunction with
the current seminars, providing pre-course learning for people
interested in judging. The online education tool will also provide
an opportunity for judges and others to refresh their knowledge and
keep up to date with what is required of them in the show ring.
"It was great to see such enthusiasm and hard work from our
Accredited Trainers. The insight gained from this year's seminar
was invaluable and I want to thank everyone who came for their
Accredited Trainers are required to attend two annual seminars
in every three years in order to continue their accreditation.
This requirement helps to maintain the high standards of
Accredited Trainers and ensures that members are aware of the
latest techniques and methods.
For more information on the Judges Training Programme and for
those wishing to award CCs, please refer to the Kennel Club website