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 the 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 need to have 2 GCSE’s at D or above.

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 2019 - 2020

Our next course will begin in September 2019.

  • Monday   13:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday   09:00 - 13:00 or 13:30 - 17:30

All students will attend one of the above sessions per week, plus a theory session on Monday evenings 18:00 – 20:00 for the course duration.

Telephone for availability: 01452 702 501 or email


The full cost for this course is £1246.

Funding available for eligible delegates, please contact for information.

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
II. 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

17 Week
17 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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