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7763-02 City and Guilds Dog Grooming Assistant Course

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 and Guilds Dog Grooming Diploma

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 at an external site and you will be given a choice of which month you want to sit it following completion of the practical and theory assessments.

City & Guilds 7763-03 Level 3 Introductory certificate If you have achieved yours and your registration is still valid, you can complete the 7763 Level 3 Diploma which consists of 3 set units as follows:

1. Unit 19 – Spaniel
2. Unit 20 – Short Legged Terrier
3. Either Unit 21 – Poodle OR Unit 22 – Long Legged Terrier/Schnauzer

These units can be completed all on one day or one at a time on different exam dates.
You must provide your own dogs.

City & Guilds 0146-20 Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting 

 Who is the qualification for?
This qualification is designed for candidates, aged 16+, who are looking for a career within the animal care industry. The candidate will gain practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent pet sitter. Pet sitting can involve looking after a wide range of animals to include cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, through exotics, pet pigs, chickens, sheep and goats for example. This qualification could also allow progress to further learning and training in this area

Mandatory content covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a professional pet sitter
  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Potential problems, injuries and emergencies

The assessment for this qualification will require the candidate to achieve one practical assessment with oral questioning.

In order to take this qualification the candidate will need to hold a Level 2 qualification in animal related area.

There are no other recognised qualifications for pet sitters at this level, therefore this qualification demonstrates to both employers and public that the candidate has the practical skills and knowledge required of a competent pet sitter.

Structure:
The qualification is made up of one unit with four tasks expressed in a standard format. 
The recommended guided learning hours are 18 hours.

Assessment Breakdown:

Task A:  Roles and responsibilities of a pet sitter
Task B:  Devise client information sheets
Task C:  Behavioural assessment and signs of health and ill health in an animal
Task D:  Potential problems or emergencies whilst pet sitting
 

City & Guilds 0146-21 Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

Who is the qualification for?
This qualification is designed for candidates, aged 16+, who are looking for a career within the animal care industry. The candidate will gain practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent dog walker. This qualification could also allow progress to further learning and training in this area.

Mandortory content covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker
  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Breeds and behaviour
  • Walking and controlling a dog
  • Problems injuries and emergencies

The assessment for this qualification will require the candidate to achieve one to one practical assessment with oral questioning.

There are no other recognised qualifications for dog walkers at this level, therefore this qualification demonstrates to both employers and public that the candidate has the practical skills and knowledge required of a professional dog walker

Structure
The qualification is made up of one unit with four tasks expressed in a standard format. 

The recommended guided learning hours are 14 hours.

Assessment Breakdown:

Task A: Record sheets for completion on meeting a new client  
Task B: Behavioural assessment of a dog
Task C: Take a dog for a walk, including preparation and give feedback to client
Task D: Potential risks and dangers on a dog walk and how to deal with them

There are four practical assessments to complete on site as well as two theory assignments and study work to complete at home.