City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate

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Level 2 Dog Grooming

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.

  • 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
Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Level 1 Principles of Dog Grooming (Plumpton College Certificate) or equivalent.

    If you do not hold the Level 1 certificate, then proof of relevant experience of working with dogs/animals (minimum of 4 weeks) with supporting reference and completion of the entry assignment will be required.
  • Minimum age of 18
  • 18 year olds, 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.
Dates & Location:


Plumpton College - Lewes Campus


18 weeks



Additional Costs: Grooming Kit

Future Opportunities

Move onto the L3 Dog Grooming course available at Plumpton College. 

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