The Kennel Club has been accredited by City & Guilds as meeting its quality assurance criteria and granted Accredited Programme status for the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors (KCAI) Scheme for the third year.
The purpose of the KCAI Scheme is to provide dog owners with a wide and accessible choice of dog training instructors and behaviourists who have proven specialist knowledge, skills and experience.
The KCAI Scheme is the first and only scheme for dog training instructors and behaviourists that has achieved programme accreditation from City & Guilds, which is a globally-recognised benchmark of quality. The City & Guilds accredited programme enables the Kennel Club to demonstrate that the processes and delivery of the KCAI Scheme meets City & Guilds quality standards, ensuring that the programme content is always relevant and that its structure and support are of the highest standard.
Kathryn Mansfield, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme is helping to make a difference to dogs and the lives of their owners by improving the standards of dog training as a whole. By assessing its members against a robust standard set by the Kennel Club, the scheme has been able to provide a wide and accessible choice of dog training instructors who offer quality services and advice to the dog owning public.”
David Phillips MD City & Guilds and ILM, said: “We are delighted to continue to quality assure the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme which is helping to further drive up the quality of Canine Care in the UK.
“This scheme plays an important part in ensuring that the instructors that the Kennel Club accredit are the very best in their field and stay at the cutting edge of canine care. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the Kennel Club in the future.”