Dog Grooming Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

For anyone who wants to work in the dog grooming industry and work their way up. No previous qualifications required to take this qualification. Learners can progress from this course onto a Level 3 course. This course is suited to the practical learner who has genuine interest in the industry and wants a recognised qualification.

Ideal for those who want to begin working in the dog grooming industry and learn the skills needed to work under supervision in a dog grooming salon.

  • Prepare and groom animals prior to bathing
  • Bathing and cleaning dogs
  • Clean and maintain 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

These are taught through practical tuition and theory sessions.

Assessment Methods

  • Online examination
  • Practical assessment
  • Written coursework
  • Portfolio

All assessment take place within the Cannington Centre primarily in the Dog Grooming rooms.

Progression Options

  • Progression on to Level 3
  • Work in industry
  • Start to plan to set up own business

Course Summary

Course Title Dog Grooming Level 2
Entry Requirements
  • A genuine interest in dog grooming
  • GCSE Math and English at Grade C (4) or above however mature students may be exempted on an individual basis
  • Interview places are limited and allocated subject to interview
  • Industry experience would support application but is not essential
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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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