Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants Level 2

This course is for two days a week over ten weeks and will include practical grooming experience in a grooming parlour environment.

Progressing on from the first stage and for those wishing to improve their grooming, this course is designed to further advance your clipping and scissoring skills, widen your breed awareness and start to apply your grooming knowledge to a wider variety of breeds and coat textures. In addition you will be studying anatomy, health & safety, first aid & parlour management skills for the theoretical elements of this Certificate. You will be required to research and home study for portfolio assignments and exam assessments on grooming theory.

This course is suitable for anyone with suitable previous experience in the grooming industry and wishing to gain a qualification.

Tuition is largely practically based and takes place in our grooming enterprise within the Campus. Supporting reception areas and an attractive easily accessible Campus with excellent student resources create an enjoyable learning environment.

Through practical and theory lessons Homework: Students will be expected to study up to 15 hours per week

Other related courses or progression into employment in a range of establishments including grooming parlours and kennels.

You will be asked to produce evidence of any previous grooming experience which could be in the form of a portfolio or written reference.

Please note: you only need to apply for one date. We will contact you once your application has been received to arrange an interview and let you know which date(s) are available.


Dawn Rigby

Tutor Dawn Rigby I believe that young children need a special environment in which to grow and deserve practitioners who are inspiring, dynamic, reflective and passionate about their learning.
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