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.
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.
Mandatory units include:
The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:
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
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.
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.”