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Dog Grooming - Level 2 (Certificate) - Part-time

This course is designed to give you all the practical skills needed to become a dog grooming assistant. This course covers all of the essential aspects of preparing, bathing and drying of all breeds and coat types, as well as the health and safety and animal welfare required in a grooming salon.

  • Course Description

    The programme content includes:

    • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
    • Bathe and clean dogs
    • Dry dogs and prepare their coat for styling
    • Deliver basic treatments to animals
    • Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals

    What day will the course be running?

    • At our Cambridge campus, you can choose to study on a Monday or a Friday - we will ask you which day you would prefer
    • At our Wisbech campus, the course will run on a Thursday
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need experience with working with dogs. You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.

  • Course Length

    This course will run from 9:00am - 4:30pm on your scheduled day of attendance (see course description)

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    • Dog Grooming - Level 3 (Certificate) (Cambridge)
  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    19+ £500

    Fee information

    This course is eligible for our low income and unemployment waivers. You can find more information on financial support and fee waivers here.

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment is continuous throughout the programme. Each unit is assessed by a variety of methods including assignments, practicals, tests and a portfolio of evidence.

Starting 06/09/2021

Cambridge

Part-Time

Duration 1 year

Starting 06/09/2021

Wisbech

Part-Time

Duration 1 year

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Success story

Phoebe Cox

Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Following her success in studying A-levels at CWA, Phoebe is now working towards her diploma in Animal Management.

“I enjoy the atmosphere of the college environment and the way of learning. I like the handling lessons most, where we are 'hands-on' with the animals, but I also find the lessons on animal behaviour very interesting. 

I would say to anyone thinking of coming to college to come to an open day to see if it's right for you. CWA has allowed me to gain a variety of qualifications and experience, which has prepared me for a career in animal care.”

Phoebe plans to either study animal behaviour or zoology at university or gain employment in the animal care sector. 

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