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Dog Grooming

If you are looking to start working in the dog grooming industry, then our courses will be an ideal entry into this industry.

Our courses are aimed at the beginner wanting to learn commercial skills to enable them to begin a career in dog grooming or for the capable groomer wanting a recognised qualification to accompany their skills.

Hands-on experience

Experience grooming on different sizes and breeds

Commercial skills

Gain a recognised qualification to accompany your skills

Expert teachers

Delivered by highly experienced and award-winning teachers

Industry facilities

Purpose built up to date dog grooming facilities

Key information

You will prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing, learn how to clean and maintain equipment used in grooming and the trimming skills needed for different types of dogs and breeds and you will learn the key skills of controlling and restraining dogs.

You will be assessed via an online test and will complete practical written assessments to test your knowledge and understanding.

You can become a:

  • Dog Groomer
  • Pet Store Manager
  • Self-employed dog groomer
  • Teacher
  • Instructor
  • Dog Walker
  • Pet Behaviour support worker
  • Kennel & Cattery Assistant
  • Pet sitter
  • Dog Handler

Take the next step with a career in Dog Grooming

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You dont just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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