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KCAI Scheme key messages:






1. The purpose of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI Scheme) is to provide dog owners with a wide and accessible choice of competent and qualified dog training instructors and canine behaviourists.

2. The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI Scheme) recognises and promotes competent and qualified dog training instructors and canine behaviourists, working across a wide range of canine disciplines, for the benefit of the dog-owning public.

3. To help the general public find KCAI Accredited Instructors in their areas of the country, details of Accredited Instructors are listed on the Kennel Club website, www.thekennelclub.org.uk/training/kcai/list-of-accredited-instructors. These instructors have been assessed against the Kennel Club standards to ensure that they are able to provide quality advice and service.

4. The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI Scheme) is a UK-wide membership-based scheme.

5. All KCAI Scheme members are required to abide by the Code of Practice which sets out the principles governing their professional conduct and training practices, as well as other membership terms and conditions.

6. The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI Scheme) offers its members the opportunity to gain nationally recognised, vocational accreditation award, based on standards set by the Kennel Club and externally verified by City and Guilds NPTC.

7. In recognition of achieving Accredited Instructor status, City & Guilds NPTC formally certificate KCAI Scheme members - the only scheme for dog training instructors in the UK which is externally certificated by City & Guilds NPTC.

8. KCAI Scheme members who achieve accreditation are entitled to use the title 'KCAI Accredited Instructor', together with the initials associated with the accreditation discipline, in the promotion of their activities provided they maintain their membership.

9. Dog training instructors and canine behaviourists will enhance their reputation by becoming members of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI Scheme) and gaining Accredited Instructor status.

10. The KCAI Scheme application for accreditation process has been updated to provide a modern and accessible way for scheme members to achieve KCAI accreditation by demonstrating their knowledge, skills and experience without reducing the standards of the scheme.

11. The Kennel Club is committed to raising standards in dog training instructing across the UK through its accreditation scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI Scheme).

Signed off by City Guilds 20 September 2016

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