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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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Steph Lovely

Steph Lovely

Hands-on Broomfield course helps Steph target Bachelors

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."

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