City and Guilds Level 2
7863-02 City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants
This is the course we would recommend if you are looking to open up your own business straight away as you get the most days training with us giving you a good degree of confidence, whilst also achieving a nationally recognised qualification.
Although the qualification states that it is for Dog Grooming Assistants, we train all students to a Level 3 standard.
When you choose a private dog grooming school, you will be taught to groom dogs on your own from start to finish at a level 3 standard (unlike some mainstream colleges).
South Warwickshire Dog Grooming School provides all of the equipment you need for use on the course and supplies dog models for you.
On day 1 we start you off with a fairly simple groom such as a Spaniel in a field trim. You will learn how to clip (including the different size blades), how to trim pads, clip claws and how to use scissors correctly (as well as bathing and drying your dog).
As you progress throughout the course we gauge your ability to do extra dogs and book them in accordingly. Some students have been able to do 4 dogs in a day by themselves (this is not the case in every instance, but we will assess what you would feel comfortable with).
You will cover a wide variety of breeds and learn how to trim to breed standard and how to adapt the styles to owners request.
The course culminates into an assessment day where you have to style a wool mix breed (e.g. Cockapoo, Cavachon) in 2 and a half hours and scissor a silky coated dog (e.g. Working Cocker Spaniel, Long Haired Dachshund) in 1 hour. There is also an online, multiple choice exam)
This is a 25 day course costing £3,800 (inclusive of £633.33 VAT)