City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

Course code: EPCR203P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm


23rd Apr 2021 - 25th Jun 2021

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

01235 555 585

This level 2 course, one day per week, is an excellent introduction to the art and skills required to become a professional dog groomer. You will work with a variety of dogs in our well equipped dog grooming parlour, learning to correctly and safely restrain and handle dogs whilst preparing, bathing, combing and carrying out basic trimming. You will experience working with a range of coat types over the 10 week course. In between your one day a week on campus and to support your practical sessions you will be required to complete theory work at home and take part in some online learning. You will be assessed via practical assessments, written coursework and one on-line test.
You will need to provide your own grooming tunic, and a set of grooming equipment.

You will be shown and be able to practice how to; prepare and groom a dog, how to safely control and restrain dogs, bathe and clean a variety of dogs, dry and prepare coats for styling and carry out basic trimming. You will work with a variety of coat types. There are practical assessments, theory tasks and an on-line test.

Modules will include:

• Basic trim of a dog
• Bathing and cleaning dogs
• Cleaning and maintaining equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
• Controlling and restraining animals
• Drying dogs and preparing their coat for styling
• Preparing and grooming dogs prior to bathing
• Maintaining the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment
Progress onto the level 3 certificate or diploma in dog grooming
There are no formal entry requirements but you must be sufficiently fit to lift and handle large dogs and demonstrate sufficient literacy skills to complete a portfolio of evidence and sit an on-line test.
In addition to the course fees you should expect to spend in the region of £100 on;

• A grooming tunic
• Nail clippers
• A matt splitter
• Bullnose scissors
• Straight scissors
• Thinning scissors
• A pin brush
• A soft slicker brush
• 10F & 7F clipper blades
• A metal combination comb

Please make sure you also have a pair of nonslip shoes and a A4 ring binder.
Bursaries may be available to eligible students.

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £800.00
Exam Fee: £81.00
Kit / Clothing: £100.00

Total Cost: £981.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £100.00

Total Cost: £100.00

City and Guilds level 2 certificate for Dog Grooming Assistant
Practical sessions combined with some underpinning theory. There are a range of practical and written assignments with an on-line test towards the end of the course.
Practical dog grooming skills