City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate

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Start your career in the Dog Grooming Industry

This qualification is designed for candidates who want to begin working in the dog grooming industry and have the desire to learn the skills required to work under supervision in a dog grooming salon.

Course outline:

To earn the qualification, candidates would have the opportunity to learn about the following topics:

  • 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
  • Carry out reception duties
  • Handle payments from clients
  • Welcome, receive and care for visitors to sites
  • Move animals between locations
  • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment

Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Level 1 Principles of Dog Grooming (Plumpton College Certificate) or equivalent.
  • Minimum age of sixteen
  • If 16yrs – 18 yrs, must have GCSE Maths and English, Grade 4 and above (Grade C and above)Completion of Level 1 Principles of Dog Grooming (Plumpton College Certificate) or equivalent.
  • Relevant experience of working with dogs/animals (minimum of 4 weeks) with supporting reference and completion of the entry assignment
Dates & Location:
  • 10th February - 13th July 2020
  • 11th February - 14th July 2020
  • 13th February - 4th June 2020 
  • 14th February - 5th June 2020


Plumpton College 


18 Weeks


Course Fee £1157

Future Opportunities

Continue your career as a qualified Dog Grooming assistant in the industry or progress onto our City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

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