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Dog Grooming

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by harley bear, Mar 23, 2011.


  1. harley bear

    harley bear PetForums VIP

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    Im really indecided of what i would like to do when my kids are in school, ive been thinking that i would like to do dog grooming and the more i think about it the more i like the idea.
    I was thinking of getting the qualification as soon as the kids start full time school and once i have the qualification working for myself, this would mean i could work a few hours a week and work round the kids.

    I was just wondering what qualifications i would need etc and how long it would take to get them.
    Any thoughts or advice will be much appreciated:D
     
  2. Patterdale_lover

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    City&Guilds is your best bet.
    The courses are usually around £3.500 and are about 40 days long
     
  3. harley bear

    harley bear PetForums VIP

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    Bit costly aint they?

    Im going to look into founding i think because i never went onto college and when oh did his plumbing course it would have been free if he hadnt done an NVQ in art.
     
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    All dog grooming courses are quite costly. City & Guilds is the best qualification you can get. Courses at colleges local usually run about 3 weeks long and cost about £800 but aren't as thorough or good as the C&G
     
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    I thought the courses would be a lot longer than that! I suppose you dont have to do written exams either.
     
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    There is some theory involved its more about putting together a portfolio of dogs you have groomed etc and keeping a diary of each dog you have done.
    My brothers girlfriend is a prof. Dog groomer and she did an apprenticship, she didn't do a course. But she was extremely lucky to find that opportunity. I'm doing a City& Guilds next year as I'm looking to own my own dog grooming business later on in life.
     
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    my mrs went to broomfield college to do dog grooming... it lasted a lot more than the 3 weeks mentioned....
    the course she did was split into 2... bathing and grooming.. then clipping and styling..and lasted(from memory) 20 weeks.. she also had to take dogs in with her when it came to clipping.

    i believe things have changed since the new tutor has been there..so im not really sure what happens there now..
     
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