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 career progression pathway for you to follow. This year (2017) there have been some changes to the Level 3 diploma in dog grooming.
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 whereas the 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.
The Professional Recognition Awards have been developed for those at the highest professional levels within their chosen careers. The awards enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role. They can also help candidates working towards higher level qualifications.
You can access the qualifications in a variety of ways to suit your own requirements. The qualifications can be taken: