Dog Grooming (Theory)

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Accredited by LASER (formally known as the Open College Network)

(33 Credits at Level 3) This course is designed for those involved in practical grooming training. The course also provides the knowledge needed to take and pass the City & Guilds 7763/3 dog grooming written examination and may be useful in fulfilling the knowledge evidence requirements of NVQ courses.

UNIT 1 - Health & Safety / handling restraint & control

UNIT 2 - General Care & Welfare (anal glands, nails, ears, eyes, skin and teeth)

UNIT 3 - Clipping lines, Breed Knowledge & Glossary of Terms

UNIT 4 - Parasites, Diseases, Injections & Conditions of the Dog

UNIT 5 - Running a Business / Working Routines/First Aid

Students should not expect the course to provide an easy route to a qualification. The standards of City & Guilds are demanding so it will be most useful for those involved in extended training. Most of the studies set require considerable research both at home and at the work place so at least five hours each week should be allowed for study.

The acquisition of practical grooming skills requires plenty of practice under the tuition of someone who has both a high level of skill and teaching experience and this course cannot replace that experience in any sense. However, it can ensure that the relevant and essential background knowledge is thoroughly understood.

A new ‘grooming craft’ qualification

 

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