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National Pet College unveils Level 2 Dog Groomer Apprenticeship Standard

The new qualification was approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

The National Pet College, formerly known as PIF Education, has announced a new Level 2 Dog Groomer Apprenticeship Standard.

The new qualification was approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and provides an essential entry route into the dog grooming industry for post-16 learners.

Among the skills that will be taught will be communicating with clients, meeting legal responsibilities of running a commercial dog grooming salon and working with dogs with different health and behavioural considerations.

Vicky Skinner, head of Education at the National Pet College and one of the lead developers of this apprenticeship standard, said: “We’re delighted that this new standard has finally been given the green light.

“The standard offers young learners a brilliant entry route into a career in dog grooming and provides a springboard to further qualifications in the industry.”

She added: “The broad range of practical and theoretical skills which apprentices cover during their training will equip them really well for the commercial realities of working in a dog grooming salon; and in doing so help safeguard animal welfare.”

 

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