OCN Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructors Course - Level 1
So you want to teach Canine Hoopers? Love this fabulous low-impact sport and want to bring it to your area? Are you looking to further your own knowledge and help others to progress along the way? Here's how to bring a whole new world of fun to your students!
Take a deep dive into the world of Canine Hoopers with our 2 day instructors course! Join us as we explore the sport of hoopers, looking at the different core exercises, why we teach them and how we teach them, learning flatwork exercises (pre-equipment), teaching equipment skills, applying our flatwork skills onto the equipment, advancing our skills, course design, course building, design program, learning about Extra's, awards schemes and tonnes of free resources as well as on-going support.
The online training is delivered through video's for you to watch, work through with your own dog and submit videos of you training your own dog/friends dog etc.
How will being an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor help me?
Canine Hoopers UK is the biggest and longest standing hoopers organisation in the UK, we are the ‘go to guys’ for anyone looking to take up hoopers, learn more about the sport or to compete. We have a network of qualified instructors across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and receive many requests on a daily basis for trainer recommendations. It could be your name that we are giving them! You will also offer your students the reassurance that you have completed a professionally accredited training course and are committed to your own personal learning and providing them with the best possible introduction to the sport.
What to expect:
The course is quite intense, we aim to provide you with all of the training techniques and methodology to teach Canine Hoopers within the ethos of CHUK, to a wide range of people and dogs from absolute beginners to Starters competition level. We do not expect you to be able to complete a Starters level course by the end of the course, but we do expect you to demonstrate the ability to teach the foundation behaviours to progress a training group to this level. There are several key exercises that we will focus on from the very foundations and progress them to a more advanced level.
Does everyone pass?
As an organisation we pride ourselves on having a high standard of trainer carrying our Accredited status. If anyone isn’t to the standard we require then unfortunately they will not be awarded accreditation on the day, though we are skilled trainers and assessors and are looking for you to demonstrate the ability to train the exercises that we have worked through during the day and your knowledge of the methodology and foundation behaviours. We don’t expect you to deliver dynamic, polished performances straight off the bat, we do appreciate your head will be awash with new information, we just need to see that you’ll do things appropriately going forwards and that your training style and our ethos are a good fit for each other.
What happens after I pass?
You will become an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor and will receive a certificate to confirm this.
- FREE listing on our 'Find and Instructor' Map. We get contacted on a daily basis asking us to help people find their nearest instructor by email and on social media. It could be YOUR details that we are giving them!
- Use of the ACHUKI logo on your business materials/website/social media
- FREE lesson plans - tried and tested lesson plans to help you hit the ground running with your classes
- Ability to off the Good Hoopers Award scheme in your club/training classes
- FREE access to our Online ACHUKI Portal - a library of hoopers knowledge that you can access 24/7
- DISCOUNTS with some of the main suppliers of hoopers equipment and hoopers related equipment
- FREE on-going advice and support 24/7
- Opportunity to judge Starters level competition (extra coaching available for this but also completely FREE!)
After you have built up your clients you might also want to become an Advanced Instructor by attending and completing the Level 2 training, this is only open to Accredited Instructors who have passed the Level 1 course and have a proven working use of their Accredited Instructor status. All Accredited Instructors are required to attend a CHUK CPD training day within every 12 month period. This is to ensure our instructors have the most up to date information and that their knowledge and skills are refreshed and boosted.
This instructors course is the only recognised qualification for Hoopers Instructors.
By signing up to this online service, you waive your right to the 14day cancellation period once you have access to the training materials.