C&G Training and Assessment

One day courses, 20+ day courses and assessment for City & Guilds level 2 and 3 certificate, plus the new level 3 Diploma

  • Grooming Taster Days -  join us for a day, and you can see what it is like to be a groomer.   During the day you will be able to see us providing a full grooming service for the dogs that have booked in for a groom, and you will have a chance to get involved in the practical work of preparing the dogs for grooming, bathing and drying.  Clipper and scissor work is not included in the practical session as these are advanced skills.
  • Learn to groom your own dog is a really practical hands-on workshop where you bring your own dog along, and we will show you how to groom him/her, so that they leave looking clean and well-groomed at the end of the day.  Clipper work will be demonstrated to you, and we will provide comprehensive notes on styling for you to take away, along with equipment requirements specific to your breed/type of dog, and we will supervise you with basic scissor work.  Small dogs requiring clipping/scissoring will usually take half a day.  Larger breeds, or those requiring handstripping will take a full day.  Differing rates apply for these workshops
  • C&G Dog Grooming – Intensive Courses & Qualifications –
Our courses combine quality and value and are designed to meet the varied needs of our students, so if flexibility of training days or more attention to specific breeds is required, then we can accommodate these needs.  We add real value to the student’s learning experience by providing extensive information and advice on product and equipment selection so that expensive mistakes can be avoided when they leave us to set up their new salon.  City & Guilds Dog Grooming courses don’t include an assignment on marketing the new business, but we see this as highly relevant  and so we include detailed information in our course notes and in our teaching to enable our students to successfully set up and market their new business.
  • C&G Level 2: Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants – this course is offered over 20 days, and we will give you a thorough grounding in basic dog grooming, well beyond what is required for level 2.  You will have opportunities to strip terriers and spaniels, as well as assisting with clipping, scissoring and finishing the trimmed and sculpted breeds. The course fee covers C&G registration, your portfolio, training, course notes, breed identification book, basic equipment (selection of scissors, combs, slicker, nail clippers, tunic), work-based assessment, online Evolve exam, and final certification
  • C&G Level 3 Certificate: Introduction to Dog Grooming – this course is offered over 25 days, and is intended for students who have been involved in the dog grooming industry and have some experience already; it is unlikely that a beginner would be able to develop their skills and speed sufficiently within the duration of the course to be successful with the work-based assessments that require 3 different head types and bodies to be demonstrated.  The package provided by Canis is probably one of the most comprehensive available to students:  The course fee covers C&G registration, your portfolio, training, course notes for level 2 and level 3, breed identification book, basic equipment (selection of scissors, combs, slicker, nail clippers, tunic), work-based assessment, PIF Revision Modules designed to ensure students are thoroughly prepared for their online exams (8 modules accessed online); 2 x 1 hour online exams taken at Canis, and final certification
  • C&G Level 3 Certificate: Introduction to Dog Grooming – Fasttrack - if you have been working in the industry for a while, and you can show us a portfolio of evidence that your work meets C&G trimming standards then you may be ready for assessment.  Fasttrack can be carried out over 5 days, and your fees cover C&G registration, your portfolio, work-based assessments, 2 x 1 hour online exams taken at Canis, and final certification.
  • *** NEW *** C&G Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – this is an extended course of 45 days, and students will achieve a professional qualification at the end of the course.  It replaces the current 7763-03 course.  The minimum entry requirement for this course is level 2, and many students would benefit from some additional workplace experience prior to commencing the course.
  • C&G Level 3 Diploma Module 10: Handstrip - we can assess the handstrip module at Canis in half a day.  We would usually require you to bring your own dog for this exam, though in some instances we may be able to assist with suitable dogs.   Your fee covers C&G registration, work-based assessment and certification.
  • C&G Level 3 Diploma and Higher Diploma Exams – these exams are run periodically at Canis and other venues in the UK: please check the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) website for details of dates and venues, and bookings for exams should be placed directly with PIF
For further information about our courses, then please contact us either by telephone 01993 702558 or by email info@canisgrooming.co.uk