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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This is a one-year course aimed at school leavers who wish to pursue a career within the Dog Grooming sector. It is designed to help build knowledge and understanding, while also developing your work-based skills. This qualification will give you the basis to start working within the Dog Grooming environment as an assistant.

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Location: Central Campus

Start Date: 03/09/18

FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need English and Maths GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above, or be prepared to re-sit them. You will also undertake a formal interview and complete a medical form. You will need to obtain a dog grooming placement to get a place on the course.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

There are different units to complete, which involve both practical and theory aspects. This is a two-day course held within the college. You will learn how to:
• Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
• Bathe and clean dogs
• Control and restrain animals
• Clean and maintain equipment
• Dry dogs to prepare for styling
• Trim a dog’s coat
• Maintain cleanliness and bio-security of the Animal Environment
Students must have a placement with a dog-care business. The course involves one theory day in college per week and 1-2 days in placement, depending on whether students are resitting GCSEs.

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Visits will be arranged to places such as Chester Zoo, Birmingham Dogs’ Home, Crufts, Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Natural History Museum, and Drayton Manor Park and Zoo.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Students are assessed with one online exam, written assessments, assignments and practical observations.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

Students can go on to study for a Certificate/Diploma for Professional Dog Grooming Stylists or Animal Management Level 3. Students can also go into employment in dog grooming.

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