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Supported Home Study
Pet grooming training courses on the increase!
Turn your love of animals into a rewarding, enjoyable career.
Pet grooming training courses are becoming increasingly popular as the demand for pet groomers grows. Traditional pet grooming training courses have fixed start dates and require college attendance but with DCA Home Learning you can study at your own pace from the comfort of home!
Whether your goal is to develop a hobby and care for pets at home, or a complete career change, the DCA Pet Grooming Course is one of the most flexible and affordable pet grooming training courses within the UK. Once you have completed your Diploma you could become a pet groomer working in a salon, a pet shop or boarding kennels or working from home visiting clients.
Enrol now, and you can earn your Pet Grooming Diploma in as little as six months, or take up to two years, if you prefer - the choice is yours.
Pet Grooming Course Outline
Pet grooming training courses are in demand
Study at home to become a Pet Groomer!
If you want to be involved in Pet Grooming, perhaps as a job or as a hobby, our supported home learning Pet Grooming course provides the necessary underpinning knowledge, skills and qualification without disrupting your current lifestyle.
The DCA Home Learning Pet Grooming course is more flexible than most pet grooming training courses, providing a foundation in the basic skills needed to embark on a rewarding career as a Pet Groomer. Unlike traditional pet grooming training courses, the DCA supported self-study Pet Grooming course allows you to learn at your own pace. There are no classes to attend and you can fit your studies around your job or lifestyle.
With the DCA Home Learning Pet Grooming course, online study resources and a course advisor are available to guide you throughout the course, and your Student Service team is a Freephone call away. What's more, because the distance learning Pet Grooming course is comprehensive, no prior knowledge or skills are required. The DCA Pet Grooming course provides an entry level diploma as proof of your competence and skills.
If you'd like to work in Pet Grooming, training pet owners how to groom or simply offering a professional pet grooming service, then the DCA Home Learning study course is ideal for you. Once you complete the course we will send you a booklet on the basics of starting your own business with our compliments, free of charge.
• Coat types
• Healthy coats
• Nutrition, housing, exercise
• Routine care
• Bathing and drying
• Grooming parlours
Professional Grooming business considerations:
• Keeping records
• Protective clothing
• Cleaning products
• Brushes, clippers and other tools
The well-groomed dog and cat:
• Bathing and drying
• Grooming methods
• Nails and claws, ears, eyes and teeth
• Coat and skin problems
• Handling difficult situations
Grooming for Specific Breeds:
• Recognising different dog breeds
• Recognising different cat breeds
• Grooming and maintenance needs for specific breeds
NOTE: Some students may prefer to study for a Certificate in Animal Care. The course we offer in association with Barony College covers the theoretical requirements for a Level 2 SVQ in Animal Care
Pet Grooming Career Opportunities
Being able to earn a living by doing something you really enjoy is a goal most of us dream of. If you love animals, the DCA Pet Grooming course could be just what you need to make this dream come true. Pet groomers can work in a variety of interesting settings, such as pet shops, grooming parlours or boarding kennels. Some people start their own businesses, working in their own pet salons or travelling to clients and grooming their pets at home. On the other hand, your focus might be on preparing your own pets for presentation in shows, or simply giving them the best care possible.
Pet Grooming Learning Method
Learn at home in your spare time, using proven learning methods perfected by DCA - leaders in the field of home learning.
Home learning is a convenient way of earning a DCA diploma at a pace and time that suits your lifestyle.
Thousands of people enrol in home learning courses every day.
With DCA, you can study when you feel like it. This might be relaxing in the comfort of your own home, relaxing on the sofa. It may be on a train or in the park on a hot summer day.
Your materials are delivered directly to your home in bite-sized chunks, which means that you can take them wherever you want to.
As you have all the materials to study your course, there is no need to attend any classes so you are free to fit your studies around a current job and earn as you learn or balance your learning with family life, hobbies and other commitments.
As a DCA student, you will have access to your own courses tutor on a FREEPHONE helpline or if you choose by e-mail. Your tutor will be with you throughout your course.
Pet Grooming Diploma
DCA Home Learning awards a personalised diploma to all students who have successfully completed their course. Students who achieve an average score of 90% or higher will earn a "Diploma with Highest Honours."
Students undertaking an accredited course will receive the appropriate certificate from the awarding body.