City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7863-02) – £2250

 Please make an enquiry using our enquiry form at the bottom of this page

Course duration: 16 days

Home Study: Yes – All study material supplied

Days of Course: 1 – 5 days per week to suit, depending on availability

Hours of course: 9am to 3pm (flexible)

Evenings Course: No

Saturdays Available: No

Theory Lessons: No

Start dates: April 2023

Prerequisite: None.

Experience: Little or no knowledge required

Assessment criteria: Multiple choice online exam and practical demonstrations

Syllabus: A range of mandatory units.

Completion deadline: Within 3 years of registration.

Scissor Kit Worth £95: FREE!

Deposit:  £500 to secure place (Non-refundable after 14 day cooling off period)

Hidden Costs: NONE!

Fast Track: Yes – must have proof of relevant experience in the industry. Will take 2 – 5 days – £1200 – No scissor kit included

Terms & Conditions available upon request

This qualification is designed for:


  • candidates who wish for career progression into or within the sector
  • do not have access to an N/SVQ or work-based qualifications
  • wish to develop the skills learnt from other qualifications
  • require evidence towards the underpinning knowledge of the N/SVQ or work based qualification  are looking for progression towards higher education
  • are entering the industry
  • are not yet sufficiently advanced to study for the Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists.


What you will learn:


  • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
  • Bathe and clean dogs
  • Clean and maintain equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
  • Control and restrain animals
  • Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
  • Basic trimming of a dog’s coat
  • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment