I just had a call from Bishop Burton answering a few of my questions regarding this course.
I was told that you need to be able to take a dog with a high level of training, at the very least she could consider was the Good Cit 'Gold'.
The training 'weeks' (about 4 days I was advised) a couple of times a year, would involve quite intensive training sessions for the dog.
I was offered to go on the Foundation Degree Course.
As I have done the A.Dip CBM which as we know is graded at Foundation level now, do not have a dog currently with that level of training (Poor Rocky, God rest his soul - yes - well Good Cit 'Gold' anyway!). I can't envisage it being a practical option for me, to do their Foundation degree (3 years) which will mean 5 more years study, costs,travelling etc.
Jody may be only 2&half, but has already been diagnosed with low level HD in one hip and a weak cruciate in the other leg, so putting the dog first, I doubt we will be doing much 'intensive' training with him anyway.
So, back to Sparsholt maybe, once I can sort out some funding
Life never is easy is it?!