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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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Kim Leder

Kim Leder

“Horse-whisperer” Kim aims for degree

A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business.
Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that.
Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.

She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.

"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."

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