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Judges' Education & Apprenticeships

The Young Kennel Club are committed to supporting our members, to help younger people become knowledgeable, and continually involved in canine activities, health and welfare.

Kennel Club Online Academy

Are you an aspiring judge or an established judge looking to improve or update your knowledge? The Judges Education learning resources support the role of the judge at Kennel Club licensed shows at whatever level. Young Kennel Club members are able to claim a 50% introductory discount on their first year's subscription to the Judges' Education resource. You will also have access to the Breeding Education section of the Kennel Club Academy. 

The Kennel Club Academy is an online learning resource for judges, breeders and KCAI scheme members, it includes films and learning materials which will provide users with insight and education to support their interest in the canine world.

The learning resources available to Judges include many of the mandatory elements required in the Kennel Club’s established judges training programme. These are all essential pre course learning before attending the official seminars delivered by Accredited Trainers. To claim your discount, email the YKC office quoting your membership number.

Visit the Kennel Club Online Academy

Animal Care Apprenticeships

Haddon Training is a Ofsted Grade One ‘Outstanding’ training provider who deliver work-based Apprenticeships in Animal Care and Dog Grooming across England and Wales.  Work-based Apprenticeships offer a great alternative to Sixth Form or College; you will gain training on the job, earn a wage and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships are Government funded for eligible 16-24 year olds. For more information on how to start your career and view our Apprenticeship Vacancies please click the button.

Find out more about apprenticeships