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.
Animal management student Steph Lovely has returned to Derby College Broomfield Hall because of the unique combination of work-based learning and academic studies on the study programme.
Steph (25) is completing the first of two years on her Level Five course and is planning to stay on for a third year to work towards a Bachelors qualification.
Steph said she was initially concerned about funding but found she was eligible for student finance which enabled her to pursue her studies.
Previously she has taken two courses at Broomfield – a first diploma in horse care and a national diploma in horse management.
She worked with horses for a few years before deciding to switch direction while still working with animals.
Now she is aiming to go on to become a veterinary nurse or RSPCA foster carer.
Steph said: The course is really hands-on and that's what I wanted. It's going really well. I'm getting better grades than I expected, with merits and distinctions. It will be a stepping stone for the future."