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Dog Grooming Assistants City and Guilds Certificate

The City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants is an accredited course that provides a good general introduction for people who are interested in working in the area of dog grooming.

It is suitable for those who have little or no prior knowledge or working in the dog grooming industry and want to learn the skills you need to start work in a dog grooming salon, aiming towards being an independent dog groomer.

You will cover bathing, drying, transporting animals, health and safety, basic trimming and styling and introductory business information such as reception duties and handling payments. You will have practical sessions led by a highly qualified and experienced dog groomer in our specialist facilities. You need to spend an additional 3-4 hours a week in independent study, working on tasks set by your tutor. You will need three GCSEs grade 3 and above or equivalent. All grooming equipment is provided however you will be required to wear non-slip ‘closed’ shoes and suitable clothing which may include a water-resistant tunic. You are not required to bring your own dogs to lessons. You could progress to Level 3 Dog Grooming on completion or into employment in the sector.
There is a wide variety of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
CT2DGA1P Paignton Campus 09/09/2019 - 29/06/2020 MON 09:30:00:0 - 15:00:00:0 36 £2211.00 T2 Apply Now
CT2DGS1P Paignton Campus 12/09/2019 - 02/07/2020 THU 09:30:00:0 - 15:00:00:0 36 £2211.00 T2 Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

I came to the College six years ago to set up a dog grooming salon offering courses for students to groom our ever growing dog clientele. I have gained a number of teaching qualifications, dog grooming knowledge and experience that I am proud to share with my students. I love watching my students progress into confident and caring professionals.Joanna Elson

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