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Starts: September
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time for adults only (1 day a week for 50 weeks)
Available at: Enfield

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a professional dog groomer. Independent study skills are also needed to be successful at this level.

Topics include:

  • health and safety, legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry
  • canine first aid
  • canine anatomy and physiology
  • styling and finishing techniques
  • planning, styling and trimming
  • trimming methods for different coat types
  • health checking, handling and restraining dogs
  • canine behaviour
  • customer liaison and record keeping.

You will also undertake at least 10 days external work experience in the dog grooming industry.

Entry requirements
You need to hold the City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant Certificate to start this qualification and have completed relevant work experience in the dog grooming industry.

What next?
On successful completion of this course you will be classified as a fully qualified dog groomer, you can start your own business or work for a business/franchise in a salon or a mobile unit. You could also progress to further learning and training in this area to develop your skills.