PETbc 102: Advanced Canine Training & Instructional Skills Diploma (Module 1)



The PETbc Diploma in Advanced Canine Training & Instructional Skills is a recognised award for the professional or semi-professional practitioner working as a dog training instructor.

The Applicant is required to be experienced and conversant with the many different aspects of running a successful canine business and be currently engaged in such a capacity.

Course Description

Course Description

This Diploma comprises 2 separate Modules at an overall cost of £695. Candidates must pass both Modules to complete the Diploma. Enrolment for MODULE 1 at a cost of £145, is done using this webpage. Once you have passed Module 1, a link to enrol for MODULE 2 at a cost of £550, will be sent to you.

Overview of Tasks covered in this Diploma:

  • Training Instructor Skills: Designing a dog-related instructional class, incorporating management strategies for dealing with challenging dogs and challenging owners. Includes preparation of a video presentation to demonstrate your training skills.
  • Business Skills: Designing a business plan, which should incorporate appropriate liability insurance proposals, budgets, fees, marketing and administration.
  • Examination: Multiple-choice examination on canine-related legislation.

Diploma Structure & Assessment:

The Diploma has two modules that the Candidate must pass to gain the award;

  • Module 1 - consists of the Professional Practice Portfolio. This section requires candidates to submit their Professional Practice Portfolio for assessment. Candidates must pass Module 1 before being accepted onto Module 2.
  • Module 2 – consists of set course work (home study) which will require candidates to submit a written workbook for assessment. In addition, candidates will be required to complete a multiple-choice examination on canine related legislation. Module 2 must be completed within six months of acceptance of Module 1.

Entry criteria

The applicant must have already successfully completed (as a minimum) the below criteria:

  • 2 Advanced courses
  • 4 Intermediate courses
  • 2 workshops (these can be stand-alone workshops or as part of a course).
  • Have as a minimum 2 years of vocational experience working full time in the field.

Courses must be in relevant topics to the diploma and from the PETbc Course Providers. Applicants can by negotiation, bring in other skills and qualifications for credit consideration but only at the discretion of the PETbc board

Module 1: Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP) Overview:

Working as a canine professional requires not only theoretical knowledge but also the practical skills and ability to work in the real world with a client and their dog. The Professional Practice Portfolio is a module that brings together and assesses candidates' comprehensive vocational and academic study through learning and work, combined. Candidates must demonstrate to the tutor that they have gained knowledge and practical experience through written evidence that will reflect on their experience, academic studies and professional expertise that led to their current career path.

Assessment of the Professional Practice Portfolio:

  • Candidates’ academic studies will be audited to ensure that they have successfully completed the courses. References will be required for assessing vocational experience.
  • Professional practice experience will be assessed against entry criteria and skill requirements set out for the candidate's current and appropriate PETbc job description and applicable National Occupation Standard. This includes hours studied academically, practically and vocationally.
  • Accomplishments, qualifications and vocational/practical experience outside of the entry criteria, will provide additional support for your portfolio assessment.
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