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Professional Career Course

The City & Guilds Level 2 (7763-02) Professional Career Course - Cost (£3650) 

The C&G Professional Career Course is a 'stand-alone' qualification course designed for those who wish to follow a career in grooming with an accredited C&G qualification. *This course is also the pre-requisite course which you must successfully complete if you decide, at any time in the future, to gain your Level 3 Diploma in dog grooming.  

This is a *23 day/155 hour full time course (*see timetable below) with additional home study :-

You will attend for 20 block days (from 09.30am to 4.30pm, Monday-Friday for 4 weeks) and then return again for an additional 1 day (on dates to be arranged) for further guided learning hours to brush up on any practical skills and theory revision which you feel you need further help with. You will also return for 1 day to gain your accredited First Aid Certificate (included in the course price).

Following this you will return again for 1 further day immediately before your Assessment Day to prepare for your City & Guilds assessments and exams.

At the start of your course you will be provided with all of the C&G revision notes and qualification handbooks needed to log your progress and to prepare for the exams. 

The course starts with the basic grooming preparation skills and then goes further to cover all the skills and aspects of grooming which you will need to be able to groom all of the popular breeds which regularly visit a grooming salon. The Professional Career Course gives you 4 block weeks of balanced hands-on grooming and theory tuition. The first day of the course is spent on an 'induction' during which you will learn about the training school, the course content and the City & Guilds pathway to qualification. 

Throughout your course you will receive practical training, advice and help with mandatory homework assignments. Each student has a dog to work on each day. In the early days you would not be able to finish your dog because you would be doing everything slowly as a beginner. Towards the end of the course you may get to finish 2 dogs a day, depending on the breed and the work attached. You will be taught how to groom the breeds which most commonly visit grooming salons, i.e. Westie, Lhasa Apso, Schnauzer, the Terriers and also Spaniels. Then there are the large breeds, eg. Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Lurchers and the smooth coated breeds such as the Labrador, Greyhound, Bassett Hound etc. 

We will teach you how to use clippers to style a dog and set pattern lines. You will learn that, by choosing the right blade, you can do far more with clippers than just removing the coat. You will also learn how to handle scissors correctly and how to use scissors and thinning shears to create a style appropriate to the breed.

Included in this course - subject to availability of suitable dogs - is tuition and practice in HAND-STRIPPING. This is a specialised skill which, unfortunately, is also becoming a rarity in many grooming salons. You will gain experience in how to identify the breed and coat type which will benefit from being hand-stripped rather than clipped, and you will have the opportunity to learn and perfect this simple technique. Hand stripping can also be taken as a separate 1 day course to prepare for the City & Guilds Hand Stripping Unit - which is a mandatory unit required to gain the C&G Level 3 Diploma. 

Beyond the skills of grooming you will gain an insight into client relations. You will receive a Dapper Dogs booklet called Start Your Own Grooming Business which will assist you to get your business up and running with advice on equipment, advertising and marketing, diary planning, the right level of insurance, fitting out your grooming salon - and much more! Dog grooming is a specialised industry which has different needs to other types of businesses when it comes to location, setting up and using your budget wisely - and Dapper Dogs has been prominent within the industry for over 20 years now - so we have a wealth of experience and knowledge to pass on! 

COST- £3650 (inclusive of City & Guilds Qualification, First Aid Qualification and all City & Guilds manuals, registration fees, and exam costs).

Payment methods: Cheque / Debit Card / Credit Card / Cash / BACS

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