City & Guilds Courses

The following City & Guilds qualifications are available at Vita Canis:

15 Day Dog Groomers Assistant Course, including City & Guilds 7863-02 Level 2  Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

You will receive all the tuition required to successfully achieve the qualification. After completing this course you will be ready to work for someone else as a Groomers Assistant.

You can then return at a later date to complete the Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma course or, if you have received grooming tuition from a professional groomer you are working with, you may be ready for the Level 3 qualification only.

Also included: Level 2 equipment set, and study book ‘What Every Professional Groomer Should Know’.

Level 2 on-site training at Vita Canis:

Practical Assessment 1: Assess behaviour, identify a breed, lift and move using relevant restraints and handling.

Practical Assessment 2: Basic health check, identify key anatomical points, type of coat, and prepare a dog for bathing.

Practical Assessment 3: Bathing, drying, nail, and ear care.

Practical Assessment 4: Trimming to prepare for styling

Practical Assessment 5: Cleaning the salon and equipment

1 x online multiple-choice exam (60 minutes) – taken on-site at the end of the course

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.

32 Day Plus – City & Guilds 7863-02 Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants and City & Guilds 7863 Level 3 Diploma Qualification.

This course is the full package covering both the 7863-02 Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant and also the 7863-03 Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma. You will be required to complete 32 days of practical on-site tuition and continuous guided learning to fulfill the required qualification guided learning hours. You will then complete the 2-hour online theory exam in either June or November.

You will receive the tuition required to achieve both of these qualifications. After successful completion of this course, you will be a fully qualified dog groomer ready to start your career.

Also included: Level 3 equipment set, study book ‘What Every Professional Groomer Should Know’ and ‘The Notes From The Grooming Table’

Level 3 on-site training at Vita Canis:

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

For those wanting to gain the Level 2 qualification in dog walking. Home study and a 2-hour on-site practical assessment.

Task A: Record sheets for completion of meeting a new client
Task B: Behavioural assessment of a dog
Task C: Take a dog for a walk, including preparation and giving feedback to a 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.

” It was an absolute pleasure to train under Jitka. She explains things so well, she is patient, kind, and understanding. She also has high standards and will encourage you to do your very best. She is an inspiration with her skills and knowledge of not only how to groom dogs but also how to handle dogs so that you can get the very best out of them. If you are lucky enough to train with her how I did, you will be getting one of the very best possible experiences.”

~ Vanessa Byrne Top Tails Grooming

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