Rescue and charity volunteers, and veterinary staff and their teams 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.


You can find a summary of the contents of each module on the Diploma Course page. 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 –

Rescues, Charities and Vet Staff Diploma in Canine Behaviour

Excluding VAT
  • 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. These are also open to veterinary staff. 

    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, or are working in a veterinary clinic, you will be eligible for a discounted place on the diploma course. 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 your organisation, so that more dogs, especially any with behaviour issues, can be successfully rehabilitated and/or rehomed. For veterinary staff, the programme broadens your understanding of the psychology and behaviour of dogs in your care.

    As well as having the option to join the private ISCP Facebook group, our 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. 

    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

    H.A.L.O. 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

    Amicii 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 League, South 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 Canine, Singapore

    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