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We wanted to let you know that, in line with Kennel Club policy, the Gordon Setter Association is organising an A3 Seminar for judges who are on the GS Breed Council A3 judging list, or have been on the B list for some time and who wish to progress their judging to the next level ie awarding CCs.
This will be held 26th September 2021 at Corley Village Hall nr Coventry.
For full details contact Ramsey Nagaty
Numbers are strictly limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once you receive a pass at this Seminar you will have the support of the Breed Council to apply to the Kennel Club to go onto the A2 list so long as you already have the required numbers and have done all the Kennel Club requirements for their new Judges Education Programme Level 1 (old JCF). You can check these on the KC website. You should be aware that the numbers required have recently been reduced and you can check these on the Gordon Setter Breed Council website gordonsetterbreedcouncil.co.uk
You should also be aware that in accordance with Kennel Club Rules from January 2021 no one is allowed to accept any more judging appointments at any level unless they have passed the JEP level one requirements or already award CCs in another breed or already have a contract in place.
The GS Breed Council will have to take your name off the judging list if you do not have these requirements.
As a valued breed specialist we hope this will not be the case.
Attendance at an A3 Seminar is not a requirement to stay on the lists but if you wish to advance with your judging career we would advise you to take advantage of this as the Kennel Club will only allow this route for a transition period before everything moves over to their new judging system.
I am always happy to help where I can so please contact me if you need any help
Breed Education Coordinator