Course: Dog Grooming Level 2

Study Level

Level 2


Great Yarmouth Campus


17 Weeks




£1,200 and £362 for City and Guilds Certificate

If you’re looking to start a career in the dog grooming industry, then this is course is for you! Working with animals is extremely rewarding, but it can require long hours with dedication and enthusiasm the key to success. Throughout the course you will gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to work as a Dog Grooming Assistant. This could be for a business or franchise, and it could be based in a salon or a mobile unit.

During the course you will cover:

  • Preparing and grooming dogs before bathing
  • Bathing of dogs
  • Drying dogs and preparing a dog for styling
  • Carrying out trimming of a dog’s coat to prepare for styling
  • Moving and lifting dogs
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and biosecurity of the dog grooming environment
  • Professional conduct
  • An introduction to anatomical features, breed characteristics and behaviour of dogs

This qualification is suitable for those aged 19 years and over.

The course costs £1,200 and an additional £362 for the City and Guilds Certificate, which is needed to progress onto Level 3. The £1,200 requires full payment, with funding options available for £362, subject to personal circumstances.

Please get in touch to inquire about the next start date for this course.


There are no formal entry requirements, however due to the nature of both the learning and assessment required you will need a good standard of English and maths.


To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • One externally set, externally quality assured assignment.
  • One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions.

The qualification is graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

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