This course is for individuals who would like to learn about grooming their own small to medium sized dog.
The course covers the procedures to follow for bathing and drying, clipping and styling your dog. It also covers introductory canine care for your dog.
You should have a keen interest in dogs and be able to source a small to medium sized dog.
The dog must be groomed without significant matting.
All dogs must be fully vaccinated within the last 12 months.
This course will cover:
* We do not offer hand stripping on this course.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance. A College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on successful completion of the course.
You will be required to supply your own:
The College runs a commercial salon and all grooming equipment within the salon is used on the course. Protective tabards/aprons can be worn when in the salon and they will be provided for your use on the day.
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to dog grooming, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents she researched.
“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength. I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”