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Animal and Land 10Sep 2013

Groomed for success

Groomed for success

The City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant course provides a good entry point to professional dog grooming, and is the latest addition to a range of animal-focused courses that have run at Hartpury's land-based, equine and sports campus over a number of years.

Many of the first cohort of learners are already putting their skills into practice. Claire Groves of Whitminster said “I have a little business called Grover’s Groomers, which runs from my own small parlour that my husband and my dad built in my back garden.”

“It’s ticking over nicely and has all grown via word of mouth. A lot of the dogs I groom are ones that I brought in for the course at Hartpury and the owners have asked me to carry on.”

Ellie Griffin, 18, from Gloucester is also hoping to make her living from dog grooming. “My boss owns Tibetan Terriers which he shows at Crufts. I learnt how to groom them and really enjoyed it and I hope to make a business from it now.”

Kate Turner, who runs the course, explained “There are set criteria for entry; if they meet these and they are in the 16-18 age group, there’s funding available and it can also be free for those on benefits who are 19 plus.

We’ve successfully run dog grooming courses for a number of years and learners have been awarded Hartpury College certificates at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. We now also run the City & Guilds Level 2 qualification and currently we are seeing an increase in the volume of applications that we are getting.”

Details of Hartpury College Dog Grooming courses, and how to apply, can be found here

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