Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants - Writtle University College

Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

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About the Course

This course is offered by the college for people who are interested in working in the dog grooming industry and have had little or no experience with dog grooming.

Course Content

Theory topics
These lessons will take place in a classroom and will consist of:
  • Legislation
  • Points of the dog
  • Equipment and care
  • Handling and restraint of dogs
  • Normal and abnormal health in dogs
  • Parasites
  • Kennel club breed groups
  • Coat types
  • Customer care
Please note that additional study support is available to students should they require any assistance with any part of their course.

Practical lessons
Practical lessons take place in the colleges commercially run dog grooming parlour, students get a hands on approach to see how a parlour would be run.

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

Under 19's
  • Must have English or Maths at no less than Grade 3 or Grade D*
  • 16-18 must have a 2 days per week workplace
  • Satisfactory references from most recent School / College / Employer
All students that do not have a Grade 4 or Grade C must attend GCSE sessions

Who is the Course for?

This qualification is suitable if you are aged 16 years, or older. (For under 19's please see the entry requirements above)

Method of Assessment

The Level 2 qualification requires completion of the following units:
  • prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
  • bathe and clean dogs
  • use 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
  • Cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment.

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Attendance

Daytime Courses

All Age Groups

Part-time
Starting September
One full day a week for 20 weeks
9am-4pm

16 - 18 Age Group

Part-time
Starting September
One half-day a week for 31 weeks
Wednesday 9am-1pm

Part-time
Starting September
One half-day a week for 31 weeks
Thursday 9am-1pm

Evening Courses

All Age Groups

Part-time
Starting September
One evening a week for 30 weeks
Tuesday 5pm-9pm

Part-time
Starting September
One evening a week for 30 weeks
Thursday 5pm-9pm

You will need...

All students are advised to obtain some work experience in a grooming parlour to gain additional experience with the handling and control of dogs.

Email

admissions@writtle.ac.uk

Telephone

01245 424200

Our opening hours (UK time)

Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4.45pm

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If you have any questions about applying to study here, want an update on the status of your application, or have a query about what you need to do next, contact us.
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