Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

This is a qualification designed for people coming into the industry and who have little or no prior knowledge or experience of grooming. It can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification for students or staff wishing to gain an accredited certificate, or as a progression route to higher level City & Guilds grooming qualifications. Students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of registration and will have 3 years to complete the qualification.

A list of Accredited Grooming Training Centres is available where you can enquire about taking this qualification.You can also view a map with the locations of our accredited centres. Please contact the training centres individually to find out about course availability, start date, course fees etc..

Please click here to access the City & Guilds complete qualification handbook.

Course Structure

Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02)

Learners must successfully achieve 23 credits by completing all units below

City & Guilds Number

Unit Title

Credit Value

Unit 001

Unit 023

Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing


Unit 002

Bathe and clean dogs


Unit 003

Clean and maintain equipment used for

grooming or removing hair from animals


Unit 004

Control and restrain animals


Unit 005

Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling


Unit 006

Basic trimming of a dog’s coat


Unit 011

Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the

animal care working environment



All units are completed whilst undergoing training at a PIF school and demonstrated by portfolio evidence, except Unit 023 which is an online multiple choice test taken under examination conditions.



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