Level 2 Dog Grooming

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. 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 (7863-02)

City & Guilds Number

Unit Title

Credit Value

Unit 201

Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing


Unit 202

Bathing of dogs


Unit 203

Dry dogs and prepare a dog for styling


Unit 204

Carry out a trimming of a dog's coat prepare for styling


Unit 205

Move and lif dogs


Unit 206

Maintain the cleanliness and biosecurity of the dog grooming environment


Unit 207

Professional Conduct


Unit 208

Introduction to anatomical features, breed characteristics and behaviour of dogs



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



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