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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 18

Hours: 6.00

Start: 15/10/2018

Days / Times: Monday 09:30 to 16:00

Tuition (£): 1095.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 2 course is ideal if you want to begin working in the dog grooming industry and want to learn the skills you need to work under supervision in a dog grooming salon. The course is run within the commercial salon at Derby College.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications. You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above or a Level 1 Diploma in Dog Grooming.

You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work. You should also have a keen interest in dogs.

You will be required to work in the commercial dog grooming salon on client dogs so that you gain a realistic experience of a working salon. If you wish, you are able to source your own suitable range of fully vaccinated dogs and book them into the salon at a charge of £10 per dog.

Course Content

You will learn a range of dog grooming skills which include:

  • Preparing and grooming dogs prior to bathing
  • Bathing and cleaning dogs
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
  • Restraining animals
  • Drying dogs and preparing their coats for styling
  • Basic trimming of a dog’s coat
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be both practical and theoretical. Experienced, qualified staff will train you and assess you in your practical assignments. There is also an online multiple choice (GOLA) examination to assess your knowledge and understanding. If you are required to re-sit the GOLA exam, there is an extra charge per exam - price to be confirmed.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Derby College salon uniform (payable during enrolment)
  • Scissor sets (these can be purchased through the College from approximately £150 – again, this is payable during enrolment)
  • Sensible flat footwear
  • Sensible clothing e.g. jeans/trousers
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch and refreshments

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to dog grooming, as well as a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* 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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Annie Dowell

Annie Dowell

Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course

For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.

She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."

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