This course is for individuals who would like an introduction to commercial dog grooming. It covers the procedures to follow for bathing and drying dogs and there may be some clipping and styling if time permits.
The course is ideal for anyone considering a career in dog grooming and for anyone wanting to learn techniques to groom their own dogs in the future.
It is also a great gift experience for someone who has a keen interest in dogs.
You should have a keen interest in dogs and a desire to establish an understanding of dog grooming.
The day covers the care and grooming of a dog. It includes bathing and drying and some clipping or hand stripping if time permits. Canine care will be covered and you will gain a taste of what it’s like to be a dog groomer and the methods and procedures you need to follow to groom safely.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance throughout the day and a College certificate will be awarded on completion of the day.
The College runs a commercial salon and all equipment within the salon is used on the course. You are required to wear sensible flat footwear and trousers/jeans. Protective tabards can be worn when in the salon and they will be provided for your use on the day.
You may wish to participate in further grooming training that the College offers to enhance your skills. We run a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to dogs and other animals as well as a variety of land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Going to Derby College to study animal management is, says higher education student Lauren Cooper, one of the best decisions she has ever made. Lauren, who took her level three qualifications with the College, is now on a higher education animal management course. She hopes to work in a zoo or in canine rehabilitation in the future. Although she has always loved animals, Lauren hadn't realised such learning opportunities were available to her when she first left school with GCSEs. That all changed though after she went along to an open day at Broomfield Hall with her sister Natasha – a Derby College floristry student. As a then 24 year old with a young child, Lauren discovered that she qualified for free tuition on the level 3 animal care course, bursary help with her travel expenses and a free on-site nursery place for son Zander. Lauren, who has two lurchers and a lizard named Scott at home, particularly relishes the hands-on elements of her HNC course – especially handling more unusual species such as porcupines and skunks. Supportive tutors and family fun days which 'tractor mad' Zander loves, are also among other great aspects of studying at Broomfield Hall.
She said: "Taking the decision to come to Broomfield Hall was a no brainer.
"I loved everything about the level 3 course and I'm really enjoying the higher education course I'm on now. I hope my experience will be an inspiration to other people who have a passion for learning how to look after animals."