Dog Grooming CourseOpen Study Courses
- Distance learning
- 110 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent. The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Dog Grooming and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
NCFE & EDL Certificate
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Dog Grooming Certificate. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Dog Grooming is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Certificate in Dog Grooming course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
YOU’LL LOVE THIS FASCINATING DOG GROOMING COURSE!
Gain a Diploma in Dog Grooming – from the comfort of home
A dog is a man’s best friend. Sure, it’s a cliché of course, but anyone who has owned a dog, or has looked after a dog knows that it’s absolutely true! Dogs are loyal, loving, affectionate and (sometimes!) obedient. More often than not they become a really important part of the family.
And that’s why this Course in Dog Grooming is so fascinating! It gives you a chance to interact with dogs, and includes valuable advice on setting up your own business and make a living looking after our canine cousins.
Is this course suitable for me?
This course is suitable both for beginners and those with an established background with dogs. You don’t need any previous experience - the course is aimed at students who wish to provide quality grooming for their own dogs, as well as those who are thinking of setting up their own grooming business.
All you need is a love of dogs, patience and a mature outlook! However, as the course requires a great deal of time, effort and attention to detail, it is not suitable for anyone with back problems or repetitive motion injuries.
What will I learn on the course?
Our Dog Grooming course gives you the opportunity to learn in detail about all aspects of grooming dogs. The course includes the history of humankind’s relationship with dogs, in-depth details of the grooming process, as well as helpful advice on how to set up and run your own dog grooming business. Even vets and dog breeders have studied this discipline successfully!
What skills will I gain?
By completing our distance learning Certificate in Dog Grooming, you can expect to develop a range of valuable skills. These include:
A detailed understanding of the relationship between humans and dogs and a working knowledge of the long history of this relationship
An in-depth knowledge of a wide range of different breeds of dog and the ability to adapt grooming techniques to suit each breed
The ability to understand that each dog has a unique personality and how to adapt accordingly, so grooming is efficient and hassle-free
The ability to groom dogs as quickly as possible whilst showing maximum attention to detail
The business skills necessary to help in the setting up of a dog grooming service
COURSE KEY TOPICS
Unit 1: Man’s History with Dogs
Unit 2: Dog Breeds
Unit 3: Types of Coat - Part One
Unit 4: Types of Coat - Part Two
Unit 5: Equipment Required
Unit 6: Safety Measures
Unit 7: Grooming
Unit 8: Terriers
Unit 9: Spaniel Breeds
Unit 10: Setter Breeds
Unit 11: Drop Coat Breeds
Unit 12: The Law and You
WHAT STUDENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS COURSE
"I have just completed the Certificate in Dog Grooming. The course was brilliant and very informative. I have learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The Tutor has been very helpful and always there to answer my questions and help me through the coursework. I would highly recommend this course to someone who is looking at working with Dog Grooming as a career as it has been a great benefit to me. Thanks to all involved"
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by NCFE & EDL as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
HOME STUDY RESOURCES
FREE DVD: ‘Dog Grooming - the Basics’, plus a copy of the ‘Dog Grooming for the Beginner’ text book featuring all 87 breeds.
We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Dog Grooming course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Professional Certificate in Dog Grooming in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Dog Grooming and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Professional Certificate in Dog Grooming home study course is Rs. 34,548 , though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 27,638 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also avail a 10% discount if you opt to pay in 50/50. You can enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 15,546 and one payment of Rs. 15,546 next month.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 13,819 and then 4 equal payments of Rs. 5,182 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
NCFE Level 3 Dog Grooming Certificate
EDL Professional Certificate in Dog Grooming
This is a dual certification course. Successful Learners will be awarded an international qualification from NCFE and a professional Award from your college EDL. Fees for both are included in the course fee.
A Professional Certificate in Dog Grooming will improve your career opportunities, job prospects and provide a foundation for further education not only in India but in the US, Australia the UK and the rest of Europe.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by NCFE and EDL.
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
As a dog groomer, you would keep dogs' coats in good condition and advise owners on their dogs' coat care, grooming and diet. Before starting grooming, you discuss with the owner what grooming is required and also find out whether the dog is used to being groomed and its handing requirements. You would check for any sore areas or lumps on the dog's skin, and for fleas or parasites. You would then: shape the dog's coat with electric clippers or a stripping knife shampoo and dry the dog's coat give a final trim with scissors. You would sometimes also clip the dog's claws and clean its teeth and ears. You would often follow standards for how different breeds should look - for example, poodles are usually clipped to a particular shape. This is particularly important when dogs are being prepared for showing.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Dog Grooming home study course and earn your award:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
2. A full range of student services, including:
Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
Guide to Effective Study Techniques
How to approach exams without fear
3. An NCFE Quality Assured Certificate upon course completion.
4. An EDL Professional Certificate upon course completion.
5. One year educational support by e-mail, post, or fax.
6. Free postage and packaging
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE
Q. How do I gain practical experience?
Why not approach your friends and family and ask if you can groom their dogs for free? This will really boost your confidence!
Q. Do you include work tools with the course?
No, this is a theory-based course. If you plan to start your own business you will need to buy the relevant equipment.
Q. How can I set up my own dog grooming business after taking the course?
The course features lots of information about how to set up in business working for yourself. Don’t worry, it’s not as daunting as it sounds!
Q. I already have a job
Great! But you can’t beat working for yourself. Just think: nobody to tell you what to do - you’re completely your own boss! You don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself, you can choose the hours you work, no commuting to work… once you’ve started you’ll never look back!
Q. But there’s a recession on!
There is always a market for dog grooming, even in a recession. Dog owners are always going to want to keep their pets well groomed and looked after.
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 10 days your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
Work placements: Dog Groomer
Contact person: Student Support Team