Dog Grooming Assistants

City & Guild Level 2

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Take your knowledge to the next level to really start your dog grooming career.

This course is for the novice groomer, it introduces basic restraint and handling techniques, preparing and grooming dogs prior to bathing, as well as how to use a wide variety of equipment and techniques relevant to bathing, drying dogs and preparing their coat for styling.

Basic styling techniques will be covered. Recommended additional study hours outside of the course are 3-4 hours per week.

All students enrolled on the Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants will cover the following content:

  • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
  • Bathing of dogs
  • Dry dogs and prepare a dog for styling
  • Carry out trimming of a dog’s coat to prepare for styling
  • Move and lift dogs
  • Maintain the cleanliness and biosecurity of the dog grooming environment
  • Professional conduct
  • Introduction to anatomical features, breed characteristics and behavior of dogs

Course details

Dates & Location

New dates will be released for the 23/24 Part Time programme, starting in September, in May - 2023. 

9.00 - 16.00 | Plumpton College Campus

If you are unable to attend any of the dates above then please register your interest for any new dates that may be released. 

  • 1 day a week for 18 weeks



(You will need to purchase a Dog Grooming Kit to use for this course.  Please contact the Enquiries Team for more details on )

Entry Requirements

Students must have at least one of the following:

  • Completion of Level 1 Principles of Dog Grooming (Plumpton College Certificate) or equivalent
  • And/or Relevant experience of working with dogs/animals (minimum 4 weeks) with supporting reference
  • Please note that students 16-18 years old should have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent

Future Opportunities

Progress onto our Level 3 Dog Grooming course. 

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