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Dog Groomer Level 2 Apprenticeship
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Grow your own dog groomer to work in your salon, with our Dog Groomer Level 2 Apprenticeship!

If you’re keen to expand your dog grooming business and grow your very own dog groomer to work with you, have you considered recruiting an apprentice to study our Dog Groomer Level 2 Apprenticeship?

This newly launched apprenticeship covers the key skillsknowledge and behaviours needed of a successful dog groomer, enabling you to grow a competent staff member that meets the needs of your salon. Plus, with the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices being just £4.30 per hour*, it really is an affordable way to take on new staff. You will also be providing valuable experience and training opportunities for someone keen to start working in the industry.

Take a look at some of the reasons why investing in a dog grooming apprentice could be the next step for your business…

You’ll save money on recruitment costs

Boosting your team with an apprentice is a great way to bypass the added recruitment costs associated with outsourcing or recruiting skilled labour. You can save even more on recruitment costs when you take on an apprentice with The College of Animal Welfare. As part of the recruitment process, we can advertise, filter applications for you and even arrange your interviews if you wish – all for FREE! Take a look at the recruitment process

You won’t lose your apprentice to college

As our Dog Groomer Level 2 Apprenticeship is work-based, you will not lose your apprentice to college time. Instead, all their learning will be delivered in the work place with support from a Work-based Learning Assessor. They will visit your apprentice on a regular basis, and provide telephone and email support between visits. Your apprentice will also attend weekly virtual classes. These are delivered by our experienced, knowledgeable tutors who are well versed in providing quality online learning.

Gain an extra pair of hands for less

Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years of age will receive a £1,000 incentive towards training fees. Further reductions available for organisations with less than 50 contracted employees. And, with the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices standing at £4.30 per hour*, you can develop an apprentice for much less than it would cost to recruit for qualified labour.

Grow a dog groomer that meets the needs of your business

As this is a work-based apprenticeship, you will be able to nurture your apprentice to meet your business need. Over the course of your apprenticeship your apprentice will learn everything from bathing and drying dogs, moving and lifting dogs around the salon, breed characteristics and behaviour, preparing dogs for grooming – and much, more!  

Not looking to recruit? Develop your existing staff instead!

Contrary to popular belief, apprenticeships aren’t just for people new to a job! They are a great path for people at any career stage, including those wanting to reskill or change careers. If you already have a candidate in mind or would like to train an existing member of staff, your employee will need to apply for the apprenticeship online.

Why choose The College of Animal Welfare as a training provider?

The College of Animal Welfare is one of the UKs leading providers of veterinary nurse and animal care training.

We are very proud of the fact that all of our dog grooming lecturers have significant industry experience and knowledge. They all share a common passion for pushing the profession forward.

Your apprentice will learn all the skills and knowledge needed to drive your business forward. They will benefit from…

  • Tuition, support and assessment provided in the workplace, online and via email and telephone contact
  • Support and guidance from an allocated, qualified Work-based Learning Assessor
  • Access to our unique Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and extensive eLibrary resources

If you would like to speak to a member of our team directly regarding dog grooming apprenticeship training, please contact us at or on 01480 422060.

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