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Animal Management

Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants Certificate

Part Time

Course Overview

This City and Guilds Dog Grooming Assistants course is for those who want to work in the dog grooming industry and want to progress to higher-level dog grooming qualifications.

Please note that you are not required to provide your own dog to practice the skills learnt in this course.

All students will be advised to buy a grooming tool kit to help develop practical skills.

Course Content

The Level 2 qualification is ideal for those looking to begin working in the dog grooming industry and want to learn the skills needed to work under supervision in a dog grooming salon. The course will cover:

  • Preparing and grooming dogs before bathing
  • Bathing and cleaning dogs
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment 
  • Controlling and restraining dogs
  • Drying dogs and preparing their coats for styling
  • Basic trimming 
  • Maintaining cleanliness and biosecurity in the workplace


You will complete a portfolio of evidence throughout the course which consists of a balance of theory and practical assessment. Some directed learning is expected to take place at home. You will also need to complete one multiple-choice online test.

Where does this course lead to

You will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Dog Grooming Stylists Certificate/ Diploma or Level 2/3 Animal Care Diploma. 

This course will also prepare you for your next steps into the dog grooming industry as a dog groomer, assistant dog groomer or kennel worker.


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Course Outline

Course Code: HEBC009
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 28 Weeks
Start Date: 01/11/2023
Day & Time: Wed 6pm to 9pm
Tuition Fees: £2250.00
Registration Fees: £147.00
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