Animal Care

Dog Grooming Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This is a 15 week course starting on either Monday 7 October 2019 or Wednesday 9 October 2019. You can choose between Monday (5.15pm-8.15pm) or Wednesday (9.30am-12.30pm).

Entry requirements

Basic literacy and IT skills will be required to complete this qualification.

You will achieve

Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

Last updated: 5th February 2019

Course overview

This level is ideal if you want to begin working in the dog grooming industry and want to learn the skills you need to work under supervision in a dog grooming salon.

This popular course will be on a “first come first served” basis and applicants will be invited in by date order of application. Upon your application you will receive an email of acknowledgement with a request of which day you prefer. Previous applicants who were unsucessful during the last intake will need to apply again.

Course content

Based at our Wigfield Farm campus this qualification is ideal if you wish to enter the dog grooming industry for personal or professional reasons. You will learn dog grooming techniques that include preparation, bathing, drying and basic grooming techniques.

Course Content

The areas of study are:

  • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
  • Bathe and clean dogs
  • Clean and maintain 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
  • Move animals between locations
  • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment



How will I be assessed?

An online multiple choice assessment set by the awarding body

You will complete a portfolio of practical and written evidence that shows achievement of all relevant learning outcomes.

What equipment will I need?

Aprons will be provided in the dog grooming room, non-slip full covered shoes must be worn for all practical sessions.

Where will I study?

Wigfield Farm
Haverlands Lane
S70 5NQ

What can I do next?

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

Level 2 or 3 Technical Certificate/Diploma in Animal Care.

This qualification could help you get a job as a:

  • Dog groomer
  • Assistant dog groomer
  • Kennel worker

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £1,700 (Funding is available).

Extra information

Dog Grooming Level 2 Part-time