Dog lovers unite! This Introduction to Dog Grooming is an ideal entry to becoming more informed and confident when handling dogs. Taught by an award-winning groomer and Crufts champion, we’ll show what it’s like to be a groomer. Explore their day-to-day duties as you tackle the essential theory: health checks, coat types, breeds and starting a business. With 8.9 million pet dogs in the UK, there’s always more room for groomers. What type of dog groomer will you be? Start your journey today with Oxbridge, with optional practical experience.
Discover how to care for dogs and learn skills required in one of the most rewarding occupations in the UK today.
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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 customised qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of our learners, they’ve also been accredited by the NCFE after demonstrating great quality and rigor. Completing Customised Qualifications doesn’t lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study. Every Customised Qualification has met strict criteria to attain NCFE accreditation.
We recommend spending 120 study hours on this course; this is around 30 minutes a day over 8 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading writing and research. For the TQT hours, read the course duration section below.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. The TQT is 450 hours, which is more than ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
The dog grooming course covers 18 units of study, with five assignments and a final multiple choice test. Your assignments will have a practical elements to them, which will require you to record your work on an actual dog.
Optional Practical Assessment
For an additional fee of £60 (per half day), you make take part in a practical course with our partner Dog Groomer in Birmingham. You will be able to see first-hand how a working dog groomer clips and styles her dogs and also try out techniques that you have learned during the diploma. You may take part in as many of these half-day practicals as you wish and you can attend at any point during the diploma. Please contact the College at any point during your course and we’d be happy to arrange this for you.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE Customised Qualification. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Difficulty - Level 3
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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