Agility1st Accreditation - The mark of quality Agility training and instructing.


Accreditation for Agility Instructors

Agility1st aims to provide courses where the knowledge can be applied to any level of student.



This course provides a firm basis for your Agility training and compliments the experience and instructing skills you have already.

You will probably have 1 year practical experience as a Trainer.



Aimed at the Instructor with at least three years experience of teaching competitive agility.

You must have completed and passed the “Instructor” practical assessment before commencing this course.


What can you expect from Agility 1st?

We have developed the Agility1st Instructor and Coaching to be as flexible as possible to fit in with your learning needs and in a way that suits your lifestyle. The initial learning is based on reading through and testing your understanding of the Agility1st training modules which are all available on-line. Once you have successfully completed all the modules in the set you will be eligible for the practical assessment by one of our qualified Agility1st Assessors.



When you have reached the required level of knowledge and we are confident that you are able to train dogs and handlers to the necessary standard you will be accredited as an Agility1st Instructor or Agility1st Coach depending on which course you are enrolled on. 

Once you have achieved “Accredited Instructor” status and you have paid your annual memberships fees you will be able to access all membership benefits


Online Learning

Once you have signed up and paid for to one of our on-line courses the first module will be available for you to work through. You will need to set aside about 10 days to complete each module comfortably. The aim is for you to read and understand each module and then to do some background research yourself pulling together all the information you have on the subject and any other background information you may have about your experience as a dog trainer generally or as an agility instructor.



At the end of each module you will be required to pass a test consisting of up to 15 questions, this is to check your understanding of the content of each module. This will be used to evaluate your level of understanding of the subject and experience at instructing to the required level to pass the practical assessment at the end of the course. When you are ready you can complete the module assessment questions and when you have achieved the standard required the next module will become available and so on until you have finished all the modules.



lets get accredited now

  • Use of the “Agility1st Instructor”, etc. description and logo
  • Partner discounts and special offers
  • Access to our members forum and advice from the Agility1st experts
  • A reserved place on the annual Agility1st seminar. 

Membership means Credibility


Elevate your credibility with Agility 1st membership accreditation, giving your clients the confidence to choose you. Clients can trust an Agility 1st instructor, ensuring top-notch agility training. Join us, stand out, and build trust as the go-to expert in canine agility – where competence meets confidence.

 Ashley Carter

"A very informative course with great structure. The lesson plans are really useful to help you understand how training progresses. Is great to let people know you're accredited.

Jo Loft

"A great agility instructor course. Fabulous for anyone interested in knowing a little bit more about agility or anyone wishing to progress from a student to an instructor"

Sheila Hinch

"I wanted to make sure I was equipped with all the tools I needed to start teaching. A great way to get a good grounding in Agility teaching that can all be done in your own time."


Give your clients the confidence with an Agility1st accreditation


Having an Agility1st accreditation will give your clients the knowledge that you will deliver teaching to a set standard and to trust in the methods you use


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