City & Guilds Career Progression in Dog Grooming
City & Guilds is an awarding body which sets the International standards for skills and learning.
All the dog grooming qualifications are skilled Credit Based Qualifications and sit within a regulated framework of all qualifications.
The City & Guilds dog grooming qualifications provide a clear and robust career progression pathway for you to follow and include everything to achieve a successful career in dog grooming.
These qualifications are present in the Regulated Qualification Framework under Ofqual, the government office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
Level 2 - 7863-02
Level 3 - 7863-03
2. The Benefits of the Career Progression Pathway
If you want to be a dog groomer, City and Guilds have set out a career progression pathway. The pathway starts at: level 2 which is aimed at a dog groomers assistant position. This qualification covers all relevant health and safety, handling, legislations etc. as well as basic preparations for styling a dog.
Level 3 is a qualification which tests the skills and knowledge of those working as a professional dog groomer. The level 3 tests the candidate’s skills against 4 different breeds from handling and equipment through to techniques and overall finishing.
The level 3 diploma sets the standard for a professional dog groomer in the British Isles.
You can access the qualifications in a variety of ways to suit your own requirements. The qualifications can be taken:
The Professional Recognition Awards have been developed for those at the highest professional levels within their chosen careers. It is a management award which enables the candidate to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within their sector or role.
The professional Recognition Awards are carried out remotely as a portfolio based learning programme.
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