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:
Animal management student Steph Lovely has returned to Derby College Broomfield Hall because of the unique combination of work-based learning and academic studies on the study programme.
Steph (25) is completing the first of two years on her Level Five course and is planning to stay on for a third year to work towards a Bachelors qualification.
Steph said she was initially concerned about funding but found she was eligible for student finance which enabled her to pursue her studies.
Previously she has taken two courses at Broomfield – a first diploma in horse care and a national diploma in horse management.
She worked with horses for a few years before deciding to switch direction while still working with animals.
Now she is aiming to go on to become a veterinary nurse or RSPCA foster carer.
Steph said: The course is really hands-on and that's what I wanted. It's going really well. I'm getting better grades than I expected, with merits and distinctions. It will be a stepping stone for the future."