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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming – SEPTEMBER (TUESDAY, 10 September 2024)

This course is ideal for learners who want to begin a journey into the dog grooming industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Animal Care
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 18
Hours: 6.00
Start: 10/09/2024
Tuition: £1700
Days/Times: Tuesday, 9:30-4pm
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

This course is ideal for learners who want to begin a journey into the dog grooming industry. It will build the skills and knowledge in dog grooming needed to work under supervision in a salon. The course is run within a commercial salon at the College, allowing a more realistic insight into dog grooming careers.

It is mostly a practical course, but there is some theory throughout.

You must have a keen interest in dog grooming and a willingness to work hard on the course. An initial interview will be required to assess whether you have the devotion to succeed in a dog grooming career and whether you would be capable of completing the course.

Entry requirements include:

  • Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above
  • English and Maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1

You will learn a range of skills which include:

  • Preparing and grooming dogs prior to bathing
  • Bathing and drying dogs ready for styling
  • Knowledge of how to maintain a range of salon equipment
  • Basics of clipping and scissoring skills
  • Maintaining cleanliness and standards in a grooming salon
  • Dog first aid

This course takes place in the Dog Grooming building at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to provide a few items during the course. These are:

  • Sensible footwear (closed toe shoes)
  • Sensible clothing (jeans/trousers)
  • Notepad and pens
  • Folder
  • Lunch and refreshments (food is available on-site too)

All other equipment that is needed will be provided.

There are both practical and theoretical assessments during this course. The practical exams will be held within the College grooming salon and completed during the course. There is then a final multiple-choice online exam towards the end of the course.

You could consider a range of courses to further your development. These include:

  • Level 2 Dog Groomer Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management – Level 3

There are also lots of one-day courses that can expand your skills and knowledge. 

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 19, 2024 10:13 am