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Animal Care

Dog Grooming Level 2 Part-time – Wednesday Daytime

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will run on Wednesdays between 10.00am and 3.30pm from 11 September 2024 to 13 January 2025 (Term-time only). This course will be offered again in January 2025.

Entry requirements

  • Basic literacy and IT skills will be required to complete this qualification
  • Learners will be aged 19+ to study this part time course
  • Completion of the four week introductory course

You will achieve

Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

Course overview

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, and on completion you will be able to work under supervision in a dog grooming salon.

There are three classes you can apply for:

Course content

You will study the following areas:

  • 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

Please visit the awarding body web page for more information


Please note: It would be beneficial to have access to different varieties of dogs as you will get trained on the different hair types.

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.

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

Wigfield Farm
Haverlands Lane
S70 5NQ

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?

This course costs £546. There may be funding available for this course – please see the drop-down option below for more details. You must also be living in the South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire region. There is also an introductory course which must be completed which costs £85. There is no funding available for the introductory course, so all learners must pay this fee.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dog Grooming Level 2 Part-time – Wednesday Daytime

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