The Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants is aimed at people new to the industry. It is an important grounding in learning the fundamental basics to working in a grooming salon.
The course covers a range of topics such as:
- Bathing and drying dogs
- Maintaining equipment
- How to control and restrain dogs
- Maintaining cleanliness and biosecurity.
The course will run one day per week for 25 teaching weeks.
People who take this course could go onto progress to the City and Guilds Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma.
Upon completion of this course, students can work as a Dog Grooming Assistant.
Students are assessed by online tests and salon-based practical assessment and theory assignments
- Overalls / protective clothing – recommendations will be discussed at the first session
- Grooming scissors – recommendations will be discussed at first session
- Sturdy shoes or boots, e.g. walking boots. Not trainers.
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Casey spent a year at a sixth form college but did not enjoy the environment there and says she is far happier now she is at Bishop Burton College. She works as a pet sitter to complement her studies.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Everything! I love the hands-on nature of the course, the excellent relationship between students and staff and the friendly atmosphere. You are really treated like a grown up here.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I enjoy the variety of subjects covered and the board range of career possibilities it opens up.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: In the future I would like to focus on vet nursing and develop my career in this area.