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.
Going to Derby College to study animal management is, says higher education student Lauren Cooper, one of the best decisions she has ever made. Lauren, who took her level three qualifications with the College, is now on a higher education animal management course. She hopes to work in a zoo or in canine rehabilitation in the future. Although she has always loved animals, Lauren hadn't realised such learning opportunities were available to her when she first left school with GCSEs. That all changed though after she went along to an open day at Broomfield Hall with her sister Natasha – a Derby College floristry student. As a then 24 year old with a young child, Lauren discovered that she qualified for free tuition on the level 3 animal care course, bursary help with her travel expenses and a free on-site nursery place for son Zander. Lauren, who has two lurchers and a lizard named Scott at home, particularly relishes the hands-on elements of her HNC course – especially handling more unusual species such as porcupines and skunks. Supportive tutors and family fun days which 'tractor mad' Zander loves, are also among other great aspects of studying at Broomfield Hall.
She said: "Taking the decision to come to Broomfield Hall was a no brainer.
"I loved everything about the level 3 course and I'm really enjoying the higher education course I'm on now. I hope my experience will be an inspiration to other people who have a passion for learning how to look after animals."