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Become a Groomer – Canine
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Course Summary:

This pathway will equip you with relevant and essential background knowledge of Dog Grooming, and of the wider issues present in canine care.

We have designed this career pathway to include courses that will help prepare you to work in dog grooming. It’s made up of the following areas of study:

  • Dog Grooming (Theory)
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Cats and Dogs
  • Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues

This career pathway combines 3 of our individual courses, providing students with a clear and comprehensive path towards a career in animal care. What’s more, when you take this pathway, you’ll save £140*, compared to taking each course on its own.

Our Support Promise:

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course – to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of
knowledge.

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What you will Learn

Dog Grooming (Theory)

Unit 1 

  • Health and safety/handling restraint and control

Unit 2 

  • General care and welfare (anal glands, nails, ears, eyes, skin and teeth)

Unit 3

  • Clipping lines, breed knowledge and glossary of terms

Unit 4

  • Parasites, diseases, injections and conditions of the dog

Unit 5

  • Running a business/working routines/first aid

Anatomy and Physiology of Cats and Dogs

Unit 1

  • Basic structure and digestive system

Unit 2

  • Cardiovascular, lymphatic and endocrine systems

Unit 3

  • Locomotory, nervous and respiratory systems

Unit 4

  • Reproductive and excretory systems

Unit 5 

  • Skin, ear and eye

Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues

Unit 1

  • Customer Service and Care
  • Client Distress
  • Personal Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Prevention of Ill Health and Accidents
  • Risk Assessment
  • First Aid
  • Legal Issues
  • Environmental Issues
  • Insurance

* compared to taking each course on its own