City and Guilds dog grooming courses in Talke, Staffordshire
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Get qualified as a dog groomer in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Whether you are a professional dog groomer or interested in becoming one, a City and Guilds course will definitely boost your résumé. Our training in Talke is designed to suit your needs and is on one-to-one basis. We take a maximum of two students at a time to provide dedicated training, as dog grooming is a skill that needs a lot of practice and understanding. Take a look at our course information or feel free to call us with your queries. We currently offer City and Guilds qualifications for Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant Certification, Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma and City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking.
The City & Guilds qualifications available through Summit Satellite Centres are:
7763-02 Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants
7863-03 Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
It is a requirement to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 qualification before you can take the City & Guilds 7863 Level 3 Diploma.
Summit’s training centres offer the Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant leading into the 7863 Level 3 Diploma if required. Our centres can also offer completion of the 7763 Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Dog Grooming providing registration with City & Guilds is in date.
Already established as a groomer or Groomers Assistant?
Established groomers or groomers’ assistants do not need to complete a full course although they will be required to attend a pre-qualification assessment. As a result of this assessment they may be advised to attend some tuition to reach the required standard. The qualification assessments can then be completed over a shorter period of time depending on the qualification being taken.
If you are an established groomer and have successfully completed the City & Guilds 7763-03 Level 3 Introductory qualification, you can still complete the Level 3 Diploma part of this providing your registration is still valid. If your registration has expired it may be possible to re-register you with City & Guilds giving you until August 2020 to complete. For further information on re-registering please contact us by phone.
If your registration has expired you will not be able to complete the 7763-03 Level 3 Diploma. At this point you can either remain at the Level 3 Introductory level or you can start from scratch with the new qualification and complete the 7763-02-Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant followed by the new 7863-03 Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma as explained in the first paragraph.
7763-02 City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant
Who is the qualification for?
This qualification is designed for candidates aged 16+ who wish for career progression into or within the grooming industry and who are not yet sufficiently advanced to study for the 7863 Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma.
It is a City & Guilds requirement to achieve this qualification before proceeding onto the Level 3 Diploma. The candidate will gain practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent groomer’s assistant.
On Site at Training Centre
Practical Assessment 1: Assess, groom out, bath and dry a dog, and clip nails
Practical Assessment 2: Cleaning bathing area, equipment (electrical & non electrical)
Practical Assessment 3: Fitting a muzzle
Practical Assessment 4: Lifting achondroplastic breeds
Practical Assessment 5: Receiving or booking in a dog
Practical Assessment 6: Remove excess hair and carry out a basic trim
Q&A Test: 4 X Short question & answer papers under exam conditions
002 Task D: Identify how to remove knots and tangles prior to bathing and grooming
1 x online multiple choice exam (30 minutes) – taken on-site at the end of the course
In own time:
Worksheets & Written Assignments
002 Task F: Health and safety, codes of practice and best practice guidance
003 Task D: Maintenance of equipment and waste disposal
004 Task E: Outline PPE
004 Task F: Present evidence to identify safe usage of restraint equipment
005 Task H: Maintenance schedule
005 Task I: Identify hazards
7863-03 City & Guilds Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma
Who is the qualification for?
This qualification is designed for candidates aged 16+ who wish for career progression within the grooming industry and who have already achieved the 7763-02 Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant qualification.
The candidate will gain practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a professional dog groomer.
On Site at Training Centre
Practical Assessment 1: Risk assessment
Practical Assessment 2: Client consultation and style a drop coat
Practical Assessment 3: Hand strip a dog
Practical Assessment 4: Style a wool mix coat and maintenance of equipment
Practical Assessment 5: Style a dog to breed standard and health check
Practical Assessment 6: First aid
There will also be written assignments and worksheets to complete to help you research and revise for the theory side of the qualification. These are to be completed both on-site and as part of documented guided home study until the required guided learning hours are met.
1 x online written exam – to be sat under full exam conditions (2hrs). This exam is held twice a year in June and November and you will be given a choice of which month you want to sit it following completion of the practical and theory assessments.
Tuition courses including qualification
Mich Dale is a highly qualified and is keen to teach as much information and skill at a very high standard giving you a high sense of quality and pride in your work which in turn reflects onto the very happy dog owners that collected there dogs and rebooked so as not to miss an appointment. I would highly recommend the course and hope to keep in touch . I wish you all the very best for the new year.