Hartpury College

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Grooming Assistants


Course Overview

Who is the course for?

The qualification is suitable for school leavers or for adults looking for a change in career. It provides a valuable alternative for those candidates who do not have access to the work-based qualifications.

What will I study on the course?

Theory and practical sessions will cover Health & Safety; handling of dogs; bathing and drying techniques; preparing dogs for styling and the correct selection of shampoo and equipment as well as basic trimming techniques. 

What makes this course special?

The tutor who will be instructing you has worked in the grooming industry and is experienced in teaching the subject. You will be taught in the colleges grooming facility that is fully equipped with a wide range of equipment that you would find in a grooming parlour.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by the completion of 7 practical assessments and a theoretical knowledge GOLA (on-line) assessment.

Will this course lead to a qualification?

On successful completion of this course, you will gain a NPTC Level 2 Certificate in Dog Grooming

Can I progress to a higher level qualification?

Yes.  On completion of the Level 2 certificate for Dog Grooming Assistant you can then go on to take the City and Guilds  Dog Grooming - Introductory Certificate Level 3


Note:  Please be aware that completion of this course does not automatically entitle students to a place on the Level 3 Certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming course


Entry Requirements


Two GCSEs at grade D or above (any subject)


Candidates must have completed the Hartpury College "Introduction to Dog Grooming" course, or have previous experience. You must be 19+ to attend this course.

Please wear rubber soled shoes and bring a plastic apron. Candidates are required to provide their own dog models.

In Brief


17 Days

Tuition fees

 This course full cost is £1246

* To apply for this course you must have done the introduction to dog grooming course and be 19+

Group A

Practical Start Date: 23.02.2017

Time - 9.00am - 1.00pm

Group B

Practical Start Date: 26.02.2017

Time - 9.00am - 1.00pm

Group C

Practical Start Date: 1.03.2017

Time - 9.00am - 1.00pm

Theory Session

Start Date: -  22.02.2016

Time - 6.30pm to 8.30pm 



When should I apply


How to apply

Please call for an application form and more information on 01452 702529 or email shortcourses@hartpury.ac.uk



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