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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 5

Hours: 3.00

Start: 07/03/2019

Days / Times: Thursday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 140.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This Certificate enables learners to understand the roles, responsibilities and requirements involved in offering a professional dog walking service.

This will include current laws, legislation and codes of practice in relation to a dog's health and welfare, walking a dog safely and dealing with emergencies.

Entry requirements

You will need basic literacy and numeracy skills, plus some knowledge of animal care.

Course Content

You will cover:

  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker 
  • Understanding the requirements of current legislation and codes of practice for transporting and walking dogs 
  • Knowing breeds of dogs and their typical behaviour 
  • Carrying out a behavioural observation on a client’s dog   
  • Walking and controlling a dog  
  • Understanding problems, injuries and emergencies sustained to the dog and dog walker while walking.

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment with oral questioning.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to have access to a dog for assessment and to supply your own accessories - such as a lead set - plus stationery.

 

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care, 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.

 

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Zoe Longdon

Zoe Longdon

Dog groomer Zoe leads the pack after college success


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.”

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