Advanced Dog Grooming (Level 4) Course
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COURSE OVERVIEW A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 4 in Advanced Dog Grooming. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Advanced Dog Grooming is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 4 in Advanced Dog Grooming course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required. The Advanced Dog Grooming course will teach you grooming techniques for dogs, cats and small pets. You will find that learning about grooming pet can be a very enjoyable and rewa…
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COURSE OVERVIEW A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 4 in Advanced Dog Grooming. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Advanced Dog Grooming is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 4 in Advanced Dog Grooming course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required. The Advanced Dog Grooming course will teach you grooming techniques for dogs, cats and small pets. You will find that learning about grooming pet can be a very enjoyable and rewarding.The Advanced Dog Grooming course provides an excellent basis on which to learn about the finer, advanced aspects of the subject. It explains the different grooming styles suitable for more challenging breeds e.g. poodles. It will provide you with the essential knowledge that you need to care for pets in a responsible safe conscious way. Learn about things that will help you build a strong bond with your customers, so they will provide repeat business throughout the life of the pet. This Dog Grooming Course also covers useful methods on how a dog groomer can expand their range of services. The Dog Grooming Course will also assist you build a professional portfolio of Factsheets that you will find a useful resource, which you can use within your business or just to give to friends and family that need advice.The Dog Grooming course is ideal for people who have taken the Dog Grooming Professional Course and those who already have some grooming experience, whether they are a groomer, considering a career working as a dog groomer, breeder or just want to gain a more advanced understanding and knowledge of dog grooming.
Course Key Topics The Level 4 in Dog Grooming is divided into thirteen comprehensive modules. Module 1: Skin Anatomy and Common Diseases Module 2: Parasites Module 3: Dentistry Module 4: Puppies Module 5: Ageing Dogs Module 6: Airedale Module 7: Creating A Natural Foot and Foot Soaks Module 8: Poodle Module 9: Bichon Frise Module 10: Yorkshire Terrier Module 11: Schnauzer Module 12: West Highland White Terrier Module 13: English Springer Spaniel (see full course syllabus below for more information)
Home Study Tutor Support You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Advanced Dog Grooming course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%. What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Course Assessments The Advanced Dog Grooming course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following standard guidelines. This means that your certificate of achievement will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam. We send the full course out, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Course Duration We recommend you spend approximately 130 hours of your time studying for the Advanced Dog Grooming course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months. Get started today, and you can earn your Level 4 Award in Advanced Dog Grooming in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
Course Key Topics The Level 4 in Dog Grooming is divided into thirteen comprehensive modules. Module 1: Skin Anatomy and Common Diseases Anatomy Skin Functions Skin Structure Skin Glands Hair Common Diseases Allergies Bacterial Skin Disease Hormonal Skin Disease Fungal Skin Disease Nutritional Skin Disease Tumours Congenital Skin Disease Outcomes Have a clear knowledge of skin anatomy Know the important functions of skin Identify the different skin glands Know the different types of hair and understand the functions of hair Identify the different types of skin disease, understand them and know their treatments Module 2: Parasites Fleas Lice Walking Dandruff Scabies Mange Ear Mites Ticks Outcomes Have a clear knowledge of the common external parasites Identify the different skin parasites Know the different treatments that can be used for fleas Identify the signs of parasite infection Module 3: Dentistry Anatomy Diseases Preventive Care Scraping Brushing Diet Outcomes Have a clear knowledge of the dental anatomy pets Know the important functions of the teeth Identify the different ways to prevent dental disease Know the two scale and brush a pet teeth Have a clear knowledge of the common dental diseases found in pets Module 4: Puppies Why A Puppy Grooming Is So Important Owners Grooming Training Program Salons Grooming Training Program Bathing Puppies Puppy Clip Useful Advice A Groomer Can Give To A New Puppy Owner Outcomes Know the important reasons for grooming puppies Identify the different ways the owner can train a puppy to be groomed Know how to start a salons grooming puppy training program Learn the correct way to bath, dry and groom a puppy Understand the meaning of a puppy clip Have an idea for how a groomer can bond and earn money from a new puppy owner Module 5: Ageing Dogs Why Grooming A Senior Pet Is So Important Things To Look For Lumps And Bumps Bathing Older Dogs Useful Advice A Groomer Can Give To A Senior Pet Owner Outcomes Know the importance of grooming ageing dogs Have a clear knowledge of the steps that a dog grooming needs to take to keep a senior dog comfortable and safe. Identify the different ways to help keep a senior dog healthy Know the reasons why to clip old dogs nails Have a clear knowledge of the different trims that can improve an old dogs life. Module 6: Airedale Airedale History Grooming Hand stripping Brushing Body Throat and Chest Head Ears Eyebrows Beard Back Legs Front Legs Feet Tail and Rear Outcomes Understand how to clip an Airedale's coat Have a clear knowledge of the Airedale's history Know how to groom the Airedale's head and face correctly Understand the techniques for achieving the best look for the Airedale terrier Module 7: Creating A Natural Foot and Foot Soaks Why it is important to trim dogs feet Grooming the feet Breeds Feet shapes Clipping pads Trimming the top of the foot using scissors Using scissors to trim the hocks Using clippers to trim the top of the feet. Using clippers to trim the hocks. Foot soaks Outcomes Understand the importance of trimming dogs feet Have a clear knowledge of the types of feet that can be created Understand how to create a natural looking foot Know the correct techniques of clipping and hand trimming dog’s feet Lean how to give dogs foot soaks and why they are good for the dogs health. Module 8: Poodle Poodle history Preparation Face Beards and moustaches Throat Top knots Ears Body Feet and cuffs Tail Banding Outcomes Have a clear knowledge and be able to identify how to trim a poodles coat into different styles including ears, body, beards, tails, and moustaches Understand how to clip poodles feet Understand what banding is, why its done and how to do it. Know the different treatments that can be used for fleas Learn how give a poodle a nicely shaped top knot Module 9: Bichon Frise Bichon Frise History Preparation Fluff Drying Note On Techniques Head Ears Muzzle Crest And Neck Body Front Legs Back Legs Feet Tail Outcomes Have a clear knowledge of how to trim a Bichon Frise’s coat into a style Understand how to clip Bichon Frise’s feet Understand what fluff drying is, why it is done and how to do it Learn how to give a Bichon Frise a nicely rounded head Module 10: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier History Reverse Sneezing And Collapsing Trachea Preparation Making Grooming Bows Natural Long Coat Grooming A Long Coat The Clipped Short Coat The Puppy Clip The Modified Schnauzer Clip The Modified Westie Head Top-knoted Head Outcomes Understand how to clip a Yorkshire Terrier's coat and face, into 2 different styles Understand what Reverse Sneezing and Collapsing Trachea is, what it sounds like and what to do about do it Have a clear knowledge of the Yorkshire Terrier's history Know how to make grooming bows Understand how to groom a perfect Natural Long Coated Yorkshire Terrier Module 11: Schnauzer Schnauzer History Grooming Stripping Off Hand stripping Stripping Session Patterns Rolling Clipping Body Chest, Thoat and Cheeks Head and Ears Eyebrows and Beard Back Legs Front Legs Feet Tummy, Tail and Rear. Outcomes Know how to groom the Schnauzer's head and face correctly Have a clear knowledge of the Schnauzer's history Understand how to clip a Schnauzer's coat. Understand how to hand strip and roll a coat Identify the advantages and disadvantages of stripping a coat Module 12: West Highland White Terrier West Highland White Terrier History Preparation Grooming The West Highland Terrier Trim Body Stomach Tail Front Legs Rear Legs Feet Throat and Chest Head Ears Dog Massage Outcomes Understand how to do the West Highland Terrier Trim Identify the different ways of clipping a West Highland White Terrier Have a clear knowledge of the West Highland White Terrier's history Know how to preform dog massage and understand its advantages Module 13: English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniel History Working Springer Spaniels Preparation Body Clipping Raking Furnishings Head Ears Tail Feet Finishing Docking Outcomes Understand how to clip a English Springer Spaniel Identify the different ways the Springer Spaniel is used to benefit people Have a clear knowledge of the English Springer Spaniel's history Know how raking why and how it is done Understand the technique of bulk thinning
Course Qualifications This is a dual certification course. You will receive a certificate from both the College and also ABC Awards. Fees for both are included in the course fee. Qualification One: Advanced Dog Grooming Diploma Advanced Dog Grooming Diploma issued by the UK Learning College. Qualification Two: Level 4 Dog Grooming Advanced Award At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that it has undergone an external quality check to ensure that it meets certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. The course itself has been designed by the college to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. In Scotland this course leads to a Level 7 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 7 on the The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for Scotland. In Ireland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland (NFQI) for Ireland. About ABC ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
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