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Dog Grooming

Certificate Level 2

Study mode Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 2
Start date 8 November 2023 / 4 December 2023
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 the perfect first step 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. Our Dog Grooming course will provide the foundation skills required for dog grooming. This course will teach you the basics of grooming, gaining knowledge on anatomical features, breeds characteristics and learning about behaviour of dogs.

This qualification is suitable if you are 19+ years old, or over.

  • Correct handling of dogs, including how to prepare and bath dogs
  • Health checking and recognising problems
  • Basic first aid for injuries that can occur while grooming / trimming (clipper rash, cut pads etc)
  • Initial prep work for progression into styling
  • You will learn basic clip and trim techniques on a dog ready for styling
  • You will learn various drying techniques to dry different coat types
  • Ear maintenance and nail clipping
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Guidance in running your own salon and customer relations

Course cost: £800

To secure your place on this course a non-refundable deposit must be paid. For further information including price and how to pay please contact our student services team on 01604 491 131.

There may be funding available, subject to qualifying criteria. further details will be sent after you apply.

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

Days for on-campus training

  • Course starting in September: Tuesday
  • Course starting in November: Wednesday
  • Course starting in December: Monday

Online learning which will include self-study from home.

You will learn how to groom in an industry standard salon.

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.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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