Did you know...?

Below are some interesting facts and figures about Compass Education and Training.

Students and courses

  • Since we started in 1999 with one course and two people doing everything we have registered over 7,650 students.
  • We anticipate receiving our 8,000th registration this year.
  • We now enrol over 1,000 students a year.
  • We currently have 77 courses, 31 of which are dog courses.
  • Around 80% of registrations are for dog courses meaning over 800 people each year study dogs with us.
  • We have had students from 43 different countries worldwide.
  • Our youngest student was 9 years old, our oldest was 84 years old.
  • Students funded by Scottish government and other grants has totalled in excess of £25,000 worth of education in the last three years plus Compass has wholly funded around £6,000 worth of courses to rehabilitation of offender programmes.

Animal welfare

We have rescued, cared for and released a range of injured wildlife and keep ex-battery hens (now free range). Amongst those that have been in our care are:
  • 4 Buzzards
  • 1 Barn owl
  • 1 Tawny owl
  • 4 Ferrets
  • 1 Hedgehog
  • 1 Crow
  • 1 Rook
  • 1 Heron
  • 1 Swan
  • Several Mallards
  • 1 Herring Gull
  • Several Rabbits
  • Several Guinea Pigs
  • Several Rats
We also keep eight dogs, for four this is not their first home.


  • On our land we have set aside 12 acres for wildlife habitat and have planted over 1,000 conifer and broadleaf trees.
  • All of our printed course notes are on 100% recycled paper.

Charitable work

  • Donations and uncharged work for charitable animal welfare causes amounts to around £6,000 each year.