Dog Grooming Diploma in Work based Animal Care

The qualification will also prepare the apprentice for working with current health and safety and animal legislation and other animal care related areas specific to their role.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the level 2. However, for the qualification to be achieved at the end of the training program you are required to hold a minimum level of English and Maths (usually Functional skills level 1). Heavenlyz will provide you with a mentor to help you achieve this during your training.

Level 3 Diploma requires the apprentice to hold a minimum GCSE grade C math and English or Functional skills level

Who would this apprenticeship suit

This qualification is suited to a person who wishes to work within an animal grooming establishment and will form part of the Apprenticeship framework for Animal care.

It is a 100% work based, approximately 12-month training program, competence-qualification with Heavenlyz bringing the mentor, tutor and assessor to you in your workplace, with no need to go on day release at a college (preferential for young people who do not thrive in a class room environment).

You will need to have a strong love for animals and have a keen eye for detail. Dog grooming requires a natural artistic flare and good eye to hand coordination. The role of a Dog Groomer requires you to be on your feet all day and at times is very labour intensive with lots of manual handling. The hours may require you to work on Bank Holidays including Christmas day and you must be prepared to enjoy cleaning, as where there are dogs there is a lot of mess to clean up!

The apprenticeship qualification will reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do the job effectively and shows that a learner is competent in the following dog grooming tasks; Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing, bathe and clean dogs ready for drying and dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling.

The apprenticeship qualification will reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do the job effectively within a dog grooming environment.

The role of the Level 2 & 3 Apprentice is as an assistant and you will be required to play a supportive role to the stylists, ensuring the work environment is immaculate and ensuring the welfare and husbandry of the animals in your care is maintained always.

Give the team a call on 01283 703043 to start your apprenticeship journey

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