Course Overview

If you’re a fan of our waggy-tailed, four-legged friends, why not make a career out of it? Becoming a dog groomer is an interesting and varied career, and with 8.9 million pet dogs in the UK, there’s always room for more people looking to help dogs feel, look (and smell!) their best.

On this flexible course, you’ll explore the day-to-day duties of a groomer, and gain essential knowledge such as how to perform health checks, care for different coat types, and everything you’ll need to know to launch your own business. You’ll learn techniques that will work for different dogs, how to handle the animals safely, as well as the equipment you’ll use to restrain, prepare and groom them. You’ll delve into dog anatomy and physiology, and learn step-by-step procedures for inspecting a dog, removing unwanted hair, as well as bathing, drying, and of course – the perfect fluffy finish!

You’ll be trusted with beloved family pets so you’ll need to be competent in your skills, and this course will do exactly that. You’ll learn in your own time and space, through fun, interactive, and engaging course content that will make it a pleasure to study.

Course at a glance

Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

Awarded by

This course is awarded by NCFE Customised Qualification.

Study Method

Study using our award-winning online learning platform, with the option to receive your course materials in the post!

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How to Become a Dog Groomer

Dogs like to look their best, just like us! If you've an affinity for animals and you don't mind getting your hands dirty, find out more about what it takes to become a dog groomer here.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

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We'll take the time to understand your goals

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Together we'll develop your learning journey

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You'll get access to our award-winning learning portal, MyOxbridge. If you like, add a printed version of your course too!

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Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

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Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

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12

On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

30mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 120 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 8 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Our course code
X315

Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English

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