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Level 2 Certificate Dog Grooming Assistants

Further Details
Course Code
LA06300
Location
Northop
Duration
Part Time, Tuesday 9.30am – 2.45pm
Department
Animal Care & Management
Start Date
10 Sep 2024
End Date
17 Jun 2025
Course Overview
This level is ideal if you want to begin working in the dog grooming industry and want to learn the skills you need to work under supervision in a dog grooming salon.

To earn this qualification, you must complete a range of mandatory units.

What will the course cover?
● Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
● Bathing of dogs
● Dry dogs and prepare a dog for styling
● Carry out trimming of a dog’s coat to prepare for styling
● Move and lift dogs
● Maintain the cleanliness and biosecurity of the dog grooming environment
● Professional conduct
● Introduction to anatomical features, breed characteristics and behaviour of dogs

The course is aimed at:
● Non-qualified dog groomers
● Non-qualified dog grooming assistants
● School leavers looking to follow this career path or a path in the animal care industry
● Adults looking for a change of career

Our dog grooming course is the first step to becoming a dog groomer or building on an existing career in the industry. Your training will focus on the principles and practices of modern dog grooming techniques.
You will work with a number of breeds and coat types including smooth, short, combination, wool, silky, double, drop and wire, ensuring you will be able to prepare them for styling. You will develop skills in hand strip, basic scissoring techniques and basic clipping techniques as part of this course.

The salon is well equipped, with some of the industries most popular tools of the trade. You will need a logoed grooming jacket - please see the kit list.

Each year we visit the world's largest dog show ‘Crufts’, where you can visit ‘Discover dogs’ or trade stands at the NEC.

Additionally you will be required to attend training days including Canine First Aid.
Assessments will be both practical and theory based for all units. The course will also include an exam.
A portfolio of evidence will be collated.
The Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants is for anyone who wants to start working in the industry. You don’t need any previous dog grooming qualifications. Whilst working in the industry is an advantage, it is not a requirement.
Career Options.
● Employment as a dog grooming assistant
● Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
● Entry into the industry
● Level 2 or 3 in Animal Care
£1600

Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.

For course dates and to book a place please contact Coleg Cambria on 03003030006 or email employers@cambria.ac.uk
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