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How much do the modules cost?

Click here to see module and course costs

When are the Workshops?

Click here to see all Workshop dates at a glance

Where are the Workshops held?

Click here to see where Workshops are held

Which modules have Workshops?

Click here to see the modules and courses that have Workshops

Workshop attendance - is it at a weekend or in the week?

Workshops are primarily held at weekends.

How many workshops per year?

Workshop dates will be published on the site and your tutor will tell you when they are too. Different modules have different numbers of workshops - most have one or none at all. So it all depends on which modules you take and how quickly you complete them too! It's normally likely to be one or two a year.

I'd like to know more about course accommodation

You can view where our workshops are held by clicking here.

Can I Bring a Dog?

Some of our modules allow dogs, some by venue design do not and on some workshops bringing a dog is mandatory. In most instances, upon completion of a delegate dog attendance form your dog can accompany you, but may however be excluded from some classroom elements of the day. If you are unsure, please contact your module tutor.

Can I ask a question before enrolling?

Yes you can, contact our Registrar here.

What happens when after I have paid on line?

Click here to find out what happens after you enrol

When can I enrol?

You can enrol at any time on CIDBT 4110 (foundation module) or any module in our 4000 series pertinent to the PETbc Certificate you are aiming for. Our 5000 series modules require approval from the registrar.

What does a module consist of work-wise?

Mainly written assignments, research work on module tasks, observing film and expert skills some modules have workshops and multiple choice questionnaires. For more on module work click here

Where are the canine client centred films in dog training and psychology?

Click here to see Workshop Module videos

How long do I have to complete modules?

Each module should be completed within six months of receiving your module from your tutor.

What help and support do I get?

Once your enrolment with us has been processed and accepted your tutor will contact you and help you through the tasks and what you need to do within 21 days of the enrolment. Thereafter, your tutor will guide you through the module.

What is distance learning?

You study at home or at work and at your own pace (within the period allowed) Your tutor provides the learning materials and notes by correspondence, usually by e-mail and guides you through a set of tasks designed to provide an opportunity for you to meet the learning outcomes required. For more detail click here

Help with fees

Go to Finance England and complete an application or ask a question. Alternatively, you may be entitled to a student loan or other types of support from a local authority, Business Association or employer or educational charity. Everyone will be a unique case.One third of all Higher Education Modules are WBS modules at Middlesex which we will inform you off upon completion of your CIDBT modules. This link below is a good place to start.

Student Finance England

What are the Enrolment Criteria or previous knowledge required?

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You can enrol at any time. Your tutor will send you the coursework and material shortly after enrolment is confirmed (by email). Your tutor will advise you exactly when work is due to be submitted.

What's in the price?

Your module study material (other than books, CDs, DVDs etc.), tutor notes, tutor support, assessment costs, CIDBT certificate costs and some hotel accommodation (as described in the particular workshop documentation issued) are included. For some modules your tutor may require that you acquire a book, CD or DVD which you may have to purchase. You will, of course, also have correspondence, maybe travel and stationery and essential equipment costs associated with your studies that you might not have incurred otherwise.

What do you consider experience in relation to entry requirements?

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Part-time study for people in employment or with other commitments.

The CIDBT allows you study at home, at work or on the move and or at your own pace.

We’re experts when it comes to supporting people through their study. Our flexible study methods bring learning to life, combining top quality course materials and tutorial groups with e-learning methods and DVD media. You’re never on your own, thanks to plenty of on-going tutor support which is real people you can talk to and be given their telephone numbers.

What support do I get?

Expert tutors on hand to answer your questions and guide you. Enrolling on a WBS module also brings you entitlement as a University student to a very wide range of support and facilities, a possible grant, even NUS discounts! Our tutors want you to achieve your best and will provide feedback and constructive comments for improvement where appropriate. As part of the CIDBT student community you will meet others with similar interests and problems too - always a great source of support! We also have expert consultants in non-academic or canine/feline-related fields (like business or technology) who may be able to answer an urgent query or offer guidance.

What are academic qualifications and how are they different to vocational qualifications?

The Government website has a good guide to this. Very, very broadly, academic means related to a learning institution where you are taught skills and knowledge you may use in future; vocational means related to work where you are trained in skills and knowledge you need to or will do in fulfilling a work role, duties and responsibilities.

Accreditation & Standards & Approved Courses

Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme preferred educational provider status (PEPS)

PETbc Pet Education Training & Behaviour Council of Great Britain

The certificates described on this site are recognised and approved by the PETbc Pet Education Training & Behaviour Council of Great Britain and meet their standards and criteria for Professional Practice in the said award.

What Challenges Can I Expect?

Previous studies comparing distance learning with traditional on-campus learning have indicated similar, if not higher, success rates. The distance learning student, however, will have to compete with other distractions such as family and work unlike the “traditional” student. Make sure your schedule will enable you to successfully complete requirements for each module.

Keep in mind that some course work will strictly adhere to pre-established timelines while other programmes are flexible and self-adjusting to the rate of study. All educational institutions have policies concerning refunds, renewals periods, transfers, and withdrawals from course work.

How Much Time Does It Take?

This depends on your time available and if you’re in full or part time employment. In essence, the average CIDBT module takes approximately 3-4 months to complete. If you would like more information Click Here

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