You may decide that you’d like to start your career as a self-employed Dog Groomer, in which case (if you have no prior skills and experience), it’s recommended that you do an industry-recognised qualification.
This will teach you everything you need to know about creating the pawfect look for each pooch, whilst reassuring clients that you have the skills and knowledge required to groom dogs to a high standard.
There may also be the possibility that you’d like to work as an employee in a salon, but you’d like to build confidence first by gaining the relevant skills and experience. A dog grooming qualification will allow you to do just that and could also increase your chances of getting noticed by an employer.
Oxbridge offers a Level 3 Introduction to Dog Grooming Diploma course for anyone that’s interested in working in the industry. There are no specific entry requirements; so as long as you love animals and you’re a keen learner, there’s no reason why you can’t sign up.
The course is split into six units that’ll teach you everything you need to know to get your Dog Grooming career off the ground.
The six units will teach you about:
What it’s like to be a Dog Groomer.The essential equipment of the trade.Health checks (to perform on dogs).Different types of dog coat.The basics of grooming.
Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you will receive a diploma awarded by NCFE Customised Qualification, which can be shown to prospective employers as proof of your industry-related knowledge and skills.