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:
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."