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Level 2 City and Guilds Dog Grooming Assistant Course - 20 days (7863-02)

Practical Assessment 1: Behaviour and movement 
Practical Assessment 2: Health Checking the dog, anatomical points and coat condition
Practical Assessment 3A: Bathing and Drying Wool Coat
Practical Assessment 3B: Bathing and Drying Silk Coat
Practical Assessment 4A: Clip body and trim feet - Wool
Practical Assessment 4B: Natural Trim and Natural Foot Silk Coat

Practical Assessment 5: Clean and Maintain the salon and equipment used

1 Hour online exam

 

Written Assignments    

 

Level 3 City and Guilds Dog Grooming Diploma - (7863-03)

On Site Training at your chosen 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 0146-21 Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking (Enables study of Pet Sitter)

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: Mandatory 14hours
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.

 

City & Guilds 0146-20 Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting (you must hold a L2 already)

 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 the public that the candidate has the practical skills and knowledge required of a competent pet sitter.

 

Structure: Mandatory 14hours
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

 

 

Established groomers or groomers’ assistants. The route to qualification explained:

Established groomers or groomers’ assistants do not need to complete a full training course to gain qualification. They will however be required to attend a pre-qualification assessment at their selected training centre. The centre will advise if you meet the criteria set for the qualification or if some tuition is required to reach the required standards. The qualification assessments can be completed over a short period of time depending on the qualification being taken and with supplementary evidence of prior learning in the form of a portfolio of work.

If you are an established groomer and have successfully completed the City & Guilds 7763-03 Level 3 Introductory Certificate qualification, you can still complete the second part of the qualification, the Level 3 Diploma. This is dependant on your registration with City & Guilds either still being valid or having been extended due to the unprecedented circumstances of Covid19. If your registration has expired it is still possible to re-register with City & Guilds. For further information on re-registering please contact us by phone.

If your registration has expired you will not be able to complete the 7863-03 Level 3 Diploma. At this point you can either remain qualified at the Level 3 Introductory level or you can complete the 7863-02-Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant followed by the 7863-03 Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma as explained in the first paragraph.

Only after completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Grooming are you deemed to be 'fully' qualified by the industry.

 

Call Bee & Julie to discuss this option.  We can also come to your business to observe you there and complete your assessments, with no interruption to your business income.

 

 

Tel: 01440 268100 or 07748511325 

Bee or Julie

 

* enrolment must take place within 2 weeks of a Taster Day to receive the refund

 

 Taster Day:  Book to visit the Academy, meet the students, view the course work and join in a practical session. 10-3pm £50  (refunded if you enrol.)*