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.
A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents she researched.
“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength. I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”