This course is for individuals who would like to learn about grooming their own small to medium sized dog. The course covers the procedures to follow for bathing and drying, clipping and styling your dog. The course also explores introductory canine care for your dog. Please note that we can offer hand stripping if you require this for your breed of dog.
You should have a keen interest in dogs and be able to source a small to medium sized dog. The dog must be groomed without significant matting. All dogs must be fully vaccinated within the last 12 months.
The course focuses on the care and grooming of your dog. It covers bathing and drying and clipping and styling.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance. A College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.
You will be required to source a fully vaccinated dog to bring with you.
The College runs a commercial salon and all equipment within the salon is used on the course. You should wear sensible flat footwear and trousers/jeans. Protective aprons are 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, cats, other animals and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
You may also be interested in the following experience courses we run:
Carla Davies came to Derby College to re-train as a dog groomer and is now fulfilling her dream of working with animals after securing a part-time job at Kennel Gate in Nottingham.
As part of her course, she was matched to the job opportunity through the College’s pioneering recruitment service established with the REED NCFE Partnership. They alerted Carla – who had been an office worker since leaving school – to the job opportunity and helped her with her CV and interview techniques.
When I heard about the job opportunities and support available through the REED NCFE team, I decided to go for it and was over the moon when I was offered the job. It is a dream come true and I have also returned to Derby College for an evening course to gain more qualifications in dog grooming.