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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 34

Hours: 9.00

Start: 19/09/2018

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 3417.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 3417.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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

Working with animals is extremely rewarding, but it can require long hours. Dedication and enthusiasm are keys to success in the role.

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a professional dog groomer. You could become self-employed or work for a business or franchise. You could be based in a salon or a mobile unit. You could also progress to further learning and training in this area.


Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old or over.

You need to hold the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants to start this qualification and you will be required to attend a mandatory interview to qualify for this course.

Course Content

Mandatory units include:

  • Health and safety, legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry
  • Preparing, styling and finishing a dog
  • Health checking and handling a dog in a dog grooming environment
  • Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

How will I be assessed?

The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:

  • A written exam which covers the knowledge and understanding within the qualification
  • A practical assignment which covers health checks, first aid and grooming of dogs with different coat types and for different requirements. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to provide scissors and appropriate clothing and footwear such as a grooming tunic and flat, enclosed shoes.

Scissors and tunics can be purchased through The Grooming Salon at Broomfield Hall, Derby College.

Scissor set IRO - £135
Tunics - £24.99

What can I do after this course?

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer/the public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting/seeking the services of a professional dog groomer.




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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

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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