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Dog Grooming

Certificate Level 2

Study mode Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 2
Start date 13 September 2022
Duration 0 years
Please be aware, this course is subject to change due to timetabling.

If you are looking to start a career within the dog grooming industry, then this qualification is perfect for you.

Working with animals is extremely rewarding, but it can require long hours, dedication and enthusiasm within the role is a key to success. This qualification is suitable if you are 19+ years old, or over. You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a Dog Grooming Assistant which could lead to working for a business or franchise, and it could be based in a salon or a mobile unit.

  • Correct handling of dogs
  • Health checking and recognising problems
  • Basic first aid
  • Styling to breed standard or owners requirements
  • Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping
  • Ear, nail, anal gland and teeth maintenance
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Guidance in running your own salon and customer relations


This course is held on Tuesdays, once a week in the salon, split into practical and theory lessons.

Online learning which will include self-study from home.

You will learn how to groom in an industry standard salon, which was formally functioning commercially.

A theory exam which will cover the knowledge and understanding within the qualification and a synoptic assignment which requires the learners to identify and use effectively in an integrated way an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories, and knowledge from across the content area.

Working as a dog grooming assistant.

You could also progress on to study a Level 3 City & Guilds dog grooming qualification which enables you to become a fully qualified dog groomer, ready to start your own business. Guidance for business set up is included on this course.

There are no formal entry requirements, however basic skills in literacy and numeracy (ideally GCSE English and maths grade D/3 minimum) are required, in addition to some experience working with dogs.

Set in an industry standard salon, this course will give you realistic experience in a dog grooming environment. You will groom different breeds, coat types and temperaments preparing you for the dog grooming world once you gain your qualification.

You will need to purchase a blue grooming tunic as part of your PPE/uniform requirement.

You do not need to buy any equipment to complete this course as this will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.

Guidance will be given throughout the course for when you are looking to purchase your own equipment.

The facilities you'll be using

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