Course type:

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Grooming Assistants

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 work-based qualifications.

What will I study on the course?
Prepare and groom animals prior to bathing
Bathing and cleaning dogs
Cleaning and maintaining equipment
Controlling and restraining animals
Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
Basic trimming of a dog’s coat
Maintain the cleanliness and biosecurity of the animal care working environment

What makes this course special?
The tutor who will be instructing you is a Level 3 Qualified Dog Groomer with over 12 years’ experience in the canine industry.
You will be taught in our professional dog grooming salon that is fully equipped with a wide range of equipment to support the learners training.

How will I be assessed?
A variety of practical assessments
Question & Answer Papers
Written assignments
On-line multiple choice test

Will this course lead to a qualification?
On successful completion of this course, you will gain a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02)

Can I progress to a higher level qualification?
Yes. On completion of the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants, you can then go on to take the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming, although we do not currently offer this qualification. The Level 2 course is a prerequisite to the Level 3.

Entry Requirements
Candidates are required to have a minimum of a 3/D in both English and Maths at GCSE level.
All candidates will be required to attend a further Hartpury Induction Session to complete initial assessments, dates to be confirmed.

Candidates must have completed the Hartpury College "Introduction to Dog Grooming" taster session or have previous experience and attend an interview with the Grooming School manager.
You must be 19+ to attend this course.

DATES and TIMES 2020
This is an 8 week course comprising of practical and theory sessions.

Due to the latest announcements by the Government in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hartpury College has temporarily ceased face to face teaching. New dates for this course will be added when we have reopened for students.

Sunday 09:00 – 16:30; full day practical
Monday 09:00 – 16:30; full day practical
Monday 17:30-20:30; evening theory

All students will attend a full day practical session per week, plus a theory session on Monday evenings 17:30 – 20:30 for the course duration.
There is also an element of self-study at home for this course.

Telephone for availability: 01452 702529/ 702501 or email:

The full cost for this course is £1246. Funding is available to those who are eligible. Eligibility for any funding support can be explored following successful completion of the initial assessment. A grooming kit bag with all the required equipment is to be purchased for £50 and is yours to keep.

All fees must be paid two weeks prior to the start date or the place will be forfeited and offered to other applicants.

In the event of a cancellation by the student, the College will refund tuition fees for each prospective student at the following rates:
I. Up to 30 days prior to the course start, refund of fees less a £50 administrative charge
III. Less than 14 days notice, nil
If the College postpones the course and is unable to provide a mutually agreeable alternative, any fees will be refunded in full.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

8 Week
8 Week course
Course type:
Part Time
Part-time study options available

Why study Professional at Hartpury University?

Hartpury’s Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre specialises in providing professional courses and apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors, from land-based, animal and equine to education, health and safety and food and drink.

These are designed to meet the needs of local employers, enabling them to source the right training at the right price to upskill their employees, as well as to provide additional qualifications to boost the skills, CVs and earning potential of our students right on their doorstep.

Our diverse team of trainers all have extensive industry experience in their specialist areas and are on hand to provide bespoke business advice, support and training.

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