KCAI announces Galen Myotherapy and Animal Care College as New Preferred Providers

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 value"

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 dogs.

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