Achievement Levels Explained

Each of the four categories below are defined on a scale of 1-9.

PA – Practical Awards & equivalents

  1. A1 Assisting / Shadowing
  2. A2 PDTI Introductory Skills Award
  3. A3 PDTI Intermediate Skills Award
  4. A4 Teaching independently
  5. A5 PDTI Instructing Skills Award
  6. A6 PDTI Advanced Skills Award
  7. A7 PDTI Junior Tutor
  8. A8 PDTI Tutor
  9. A9 PDTI Senior Tutor

IE – Instructing Experience

  1. E0 No instructing experience
  2. E1 less than one year
  3. E2 1+ years
  4. E3 3+years
  5. E4 5+ years
  6. E5 7+ years
  7. E6 10+ years
  8. E7 15+ years
  9. E8 20+ years
  10. E9 25+ years

DH – Dog Handling

  1. H1 Less than 25 points
  2. H2 25+ points
  3. H3 50+ points
  4. H4 100+ points
  5. H5 200+ points
  6. H6 400+ points
  7. H7 750+ points
  8. H8 1,000+ points
  9. H9 2,000+ points

AS – Theory and Academic Study

  1. S1 Light reading
  2. S2 General books magazines and talks
  3. S3 Ongoing deliberate study
  4. S4 Considerable study/writer
  5. S5 In depth technical research
  6. S6 Subject authority
  7. L0 No Formal Certificates
  8. L1 Ofqual Level 1 (Basic / Introductory)
  9. L2 Ofqual Level 2 (GCSE/O'Level)
  10. L2 Ofqual Level 3 (A'Level)
  11. L4 Ofqual Level 4 (Higher Ed)
  12. L5 Ofqual Level 5 (Foundation)
  13. L6 Ofqual Level 6 (Degree)
  14. L7 Ofqual Level 7 (Post Grad)
  15. L8 Ofqual Level 8 (PhD)
  16. L9 Ofqual Level 9 (PhD Supervisor etc)