GCDS Examiner Assessment & Induction Courses

 

Please note that it is only possible to apply for one course on any individual day.
Further courses and dates will be added as they become available.

Cancellations are non-refundable.
Please note:
it is not possible to reserve or book places by telephoning the office.

Saturday 29th October 2016 Alva, Clackmannanshire, South Scotland
Friday 28th October 2016 Alva, Clackmannanshire, South Scotland
Sunday 16th October 2016  Durham
Saturday 15th October 2016  Durham
Saturday 8th October Rookley, Isle Of Wight
  • Bronze Examiner Assessment Course*
    FULLY BOOKED
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October Arreton, Isle of Wight
  • Silver Examiner Assessment Course*
    FULLY BOOKED 
Saturday 1st October & Sunday 2nd October Jersey, Channel Islands
Friday 30th September & 1st October Jersey, Channel Islands 
Saturday 17th September  Washington, West Sussex
  • Gold Examiner Assessment Course*
    FULLY BOOKED
  • Silver Examiner Assessment Course*
    FULLY BOOKED 
Friday 26th August  Stoneleigh. Warks
  • Gold Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED
  • Silver Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED
  • Bronze Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED
Saturday 20th August Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Gold Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED
  • Bronze Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED
Tuesday 16th August Stoneleigh, Warks
  • Gold Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED
  • Silver Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED
  • Bronze Examiner Assessment Course* COMPLETED

*Please note candidates can only attend one course per day as both courses will be run at the same time.

Bronze Examiner Courses

The aim of the Bronze Examiner Assessment Course is to provide a route to examine Good Citizen Dog Scheme tests, eligible for instructors who have a minimum of 5 years involvement with the Scheme. This may include being part of a training club, taking part in a test with your own dog, and/or stewarding/ assisting a test. Candidates will also require 3 years dog training instructing experience in a class situation and can show where they have instructed a class without assistance. This course will also be beneficial to current Scheme Examiners who are already qualified but wish to develop their knowledge.

Candidates who attend the course and successfully achieve a 'pass' grade will be approved to examine the Bronze Award and placed on the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiner 'A3' list. Results of the assessment will be given at the end of the course day and successful candidates will receive a certificate of confirmation.

Silver Examiner Courses

The aim of this Examiner Assessment Course is to provide a route to examine the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award level. Candidates must have passed the Bronze Award Assessment to take part on this course. Candidates who attend the course and successfully achieve a 'pass' grade will be approved to examine the Silver Award and placed on the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiner 'A2"' list. Results of the assessment will be given at the end of the course day and successful candidates will receive a certificate of confirmation.

Gold Examiner Assessment Courses

The aim of this Examiner Assessment Course is to provide a route to examine the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold Award level. Candidates must have passed the Silver Award Assessment to take part on this course. Candidates who attend the course and successfully achieve a 'pass' grade will be approved to examine the Silver Award and placed on the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiner 'A1' List. Results of the assessment will be given at the end of the course day and successful candidates will receive a certificate of confirmation.

Good Citizen Induction Seminars

Seminars provide a comprehensive explanation of the Scheme's standards and testing procedures, including practical demonstrations; although primarily aimed at GCDS instructors, training club owners, and potential examiners, seminars are open to anyone with an interest in the workings of the Scheme. Topics will include: Preparing for tests, laws that affect dogs, the usage of equipment/training aids and practical demonstrations of requested exercises. Attendees have the opportunity to request on their application form any specific exercises or questions that they would like covered.

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