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Part-time Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763 – 02)

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Part-time Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763 – 02)Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 2
Start Date September 2024
Duration 35 weeks
Time of Day Day
Time of Day Evening
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code CTL2DGA1D000; CTL2DGA1E000
Course Overview This course is ideal for those who want to work in the dog grooming industry either working in a salon for or setting up in business in a salon or working as a mobile dog groomer. You will need to have a good understanding of dog behaviour and a passion for working with dogs.
What you will Study

The modules of study include:

• Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
• Bathe and clean dogs
• Clean and maintain equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
• Control and restrain animals
• Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
• Basic trimming of a dog’s coat

How you will Learn You will be provided with theory and practical demonstrations. You will undertake a range of practical skills development working with a range of different dogs and coat types.
Course Structure Classroom based: 20%
Practical work: 80%
How you will be Assessed You will produce a portfolio of evidence of your practical work, supported by some written assessments.
Entry Requirements A good knowledge and understanding of how to safely approach and handle dogs. A passion for the dog grooming industry.
Attendance Expectations

On the day time course – one day per week over 35 weeks.

The day course is currently planned to run on a Tuesday 10:45am-4:15pm.

On the evening course – one evening per week over 35 weeks.

The evening course is currently planned to run on a Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25


Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.

Any student entered/registered with an awarding body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

Additional Course Costs You will need to purchase some basic grooming equipment (to be advised) including an apron/tunic and sturdy footwear.
Further Study This can lead to study at Level 3.
Career Opportunities You could work in a dog grooming salon, or look to work for yourself as a dog groomer.
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Claire Barber on

Or contact the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Animal Care
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 59705
Website Ref (W) ZQKZ2B344R
Information last amended: 26 March 2024 16:07

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