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Rescue and Charities Study Place: ISCP Diploma in Canine Behaviour

£587.50 £470.00 ex. VAT

Rescue and charity volunteers are able to receive a 50% discount on the level 5 ISCP diploma course fee through this page.

The Diploma Course qualifies you to work professionally with dogs.

Students on the diploma course have the added bonus of lifetime membership of the private ISCP Facebook support group.

The ISCP Diploma in Canine Behaviour, complete course, has been awarded CPD accreditation and graduates will receive an additional CPDUK certificate upon successful completion of the full course. Our course is listed on their website –

The discounted study places are open to anyone who is involved with a dog rescue, shelter or charity, or a charity involved with dogs: for example Guide Dogs, Assistance dogs, PAT dogs, Veterans with Dogs, Medical Detection dogs, and emotional support dogs. Whether you are involved with a dog-related charity, run a rescue, or volunteer as a dog walker, transporter, fosterer, fundraiser, or in any other capacity, you will be eligible for a discounted place on the diploma course. Rescue students receive the full diploma course at a 50% discount. Please note that this discount is only available for students who enrol on the full course, and is not offered if the course is taken in three separate stages. You can read the course syllabus on the diploma page.

The aim of this programme is to encourage the sharing of information about dog psychology and behaviour with other members of the rescue organisation, so that more dogs, especially any with behaviour issues, can be successfully rehomed.

As well as having the option to join the private ISCP Facebook group, our rescue study members have an additional private group on Facebook. This provides opportunities for members around the world to exchange information, share experiences, and support each other.


Just some of the charities who have benefitted from ISCP rescue places are listed below, and all charities are welcome. Please click on the names to visit their websites.

Oldies Club, UK

Friends of Cardiff Dog’s Home, Wales

Senior Staffy Club, UK

Blue Cross, UK

Blind Dog Rescue UK, UK

Glendee Rescue & Rehoming, UK

Swindon's Needy Dogs, UK

Lizzie's Barn Sanctuary, UK

Pro Dogs Direct, UK

Doglost, UK

Wolfdog Rescue, UK


Hounds First Sighthound Rescue, UK

Hope Rescue, UK

Dogs Trust, UK

French Bulldog Saviours, UK

Bath Cats & Dogs Home, UK

The Toller Club of Great Britain, Rescue, UK

DDA Watch, UK

C.A.N Animal Rescue, UK

Happy Staffie Rescue, UK

Stokenchurch Dog Rescue, UK

Foal Farm Animal Rescue, UK

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, UK

The Animal Team, UK

German Shepherd Rescue Elite, UK

Waggie Tails Rescue, UK

Saints Sled Dog Rescue, UK

Finding Furever Homes, UK

Terrier SOS, UK


Westie Rehoming, UK

Shar Pei Rescue Scotland, UK

Brighton & Hove Retired Greyhound Trust, UK

Munlochie Animal Aid, Black Isle, Scotland

Aber Falls Kennels, Wales UK

Friends of the Dogs, Wales, UK

PACT Animal Sanctuary, UK

Worcester Animal Rescue Shelter, UK

Cheltenham Animal Shelter, UK

Snoopy Dog Rescue, UK and Romania

Yappy Ever After, UK

Happy Landings, UK

Marley's Dog Rescue, UK

Mutts With Friends, UK

Rescue Remedies, UK

Helping Yorkshire Poundies, UK

Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary, UK

Fife Dog Rescue & Rehoming, Scotland, UK

K9 Focus, UK

Babbington Hall Dog Rescue, UK

Appledown Boarding Kennels, UK

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, UK

F.A.I.T.H Animal Rescue, UK

Saving Yorkshire's Dogs, UK

Snowdonia Animal Sanctuary, Wales, UK

Give a Dog a Home (Global)

Manx SPCA, Isle of Man

Jersey Dogs, Jersey, Channel Islands

Dublin SPCA, Irish Republic

Dogs in Distress, Meath, Irish Republic

CARE Rescue, Cork, Irish Republic

Refuge de L'Angoumois, France

Tierheim Bielefeld, Germany

Nowzad, Afghanistan

HaGS for Animals, Katerini, Greece

Healing Paws Rescue. Greece

Helping Paws, UK, Spain, Portugal

A.M.P.A.R.E., Spain

Canisa Braga, Portugal

Axarquia Animal Rescue, Andalusia, Spain

Adopt a Sicilian Stray, Malta

Friends of the Dogs, South Africa

Fallen Angels Rescue, South Africa

Beagle in Mind, South Africa

Sharm Action for Animals, Egypt

Dogfather's Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, Bahrain

Amichii Dog Rescue, UK and Romania

ELI for Animals, Romania and UK

Santer Paws Bulgarian Rescue, Bulgaria

Street Hearts BG, Bulgaria

CAREWEL Canine Rehabilitation & Welfare Shelter, India

Carewell Trust, Karnataka, India

American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue, USA

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue, Michigan USA

Alachua County Humane Society, Florida USA

Abandoned Pet Rescue, Florida USA

Franklin Animal Shelter, New Hampshire USA

Happy Endings Animal Sanctuary, California USA

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Florida, USA

Helen Woodward Animal Centre, San Diego, USA

Team Inch Sighthound Rescue, USA and South Korea

Bow Valley SPCA, Alberta, Canada

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation, Calgary, Canada

Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home, Perth, Western Australia

Pet Rescue, Randwick Vet Med Veterinary Hospital, New South Wales, Australia

Animal Welfare LeagueSouth Australia

Animal Welfare League of Queensland, Australia

Australian Working Dog Rescue, South Australia

Maggie's Rescue, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

RSPCA Lead by Example, South Australia

Doggie Rescue, Sydney

SAFE, Esperance Branch, Western Australia

HUHA, New Zealand

Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue, New Zealand

Blk2 Furever CanineSingapore

SOSD, Singapore

Causes for Animals, Singapore

Animal Refuge Kansai, Japan

The course is amazing and taps into current scientific breakthroughs on the cognitive and behavioral aspects of dogs in trouble. It evolves us as professional rescue practitioners to use the most current methods and thinking. I continue to have myth-busting conversations about rescues and only hope that others take this course to engage in changing our approach and attitudes on rescues and their care.

Susan Smith - Canada

The knowledge I have learned from studying your course has been invaluable. It has taught me to look at every dog as an individual and to understand how the dog is feeling from their point of view, their surroundings, their owners and their body language. Also their health and diet. Not only is this helping me to help any dog in need, but it is also helping many owners to understand and help their dogs. The network of help and support through the ISCP is first class. I would highly recommend every dog owner takes the course.

Michelle Holland, Helping Paws – UK, Spain and Portugal


Refunds: There is an optional 14 day cooling off period during which you can ask for a refund on your course fee. However, as the course files are sent electronically, this means we would need to delay sending the course files until after the 14 day period is over. If you wish to take advantage of a cooling off period please send an email to our secretary at to inform her of your decision, immediately after purchasing. If you do not email the secretary we will assume that you have chosen to receive the files immediately and that you are happy to waive your right to a 14 day cooling off period and the option of a refund. Our secretary will send your files as soon as she receives your form if you have chosen to start the course immediately.