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.
For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.
She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."