Course Description

Dog Grooming to Business Pathway

Dog Grooming to Business Pathway is a course run by Career Academy, Dublin. For more information about Dog Grooming to Business Pathway at Career Academy, please review the details below.

Do you want to start your own dog grooming business?

If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog grooming business? This pathway is made up of four sections. To begin with, you will learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health. Then, in the second, you will be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any groomer. In the third section, you will move on to the “start your own business” course, in which you will learn essential business start-up skills. From here, you will be an attractive candidate as a grooming apprentice, and can commence practical experience with confidence.

Covering four modules

Certificate in Caring for Dogs

  • ANCG149 – Introduction to Dog Care
  • ANCG114 – Canine Biology
  • ANCG125 – Dog Health Part 1
  • ANCG126 – Dog Health Part 2 -Illnesses and Treatments
  • ANCG131 – Dog Breeds
  • ANCG124 – Breeding
  • ANCG123 – Dog Behaviour and Training
  • ANCG137 – Grooming
  • ANCG154 – Other Dog Services

Certificate in Dog Grooming

  • ANCG163 – Scope and Nature of Grooming
  • ANCG103 – Animal Biology
  • ANCG116 – Caring for the Skin and Coat
  • ANCG155 – Specialised Grooming Tasks
  • ANCG141 – Handling Animals
  • ANCG136 – Grooming Dogs
  • ANCG138 – Grooming Other Types of Animals
  • ANCG139 – Safety in Grooming Workplace
  • ANCG165 – Preparing for Showing
  • ANCG168 – Starting a dog grooming business

Start Your Own Business

  • ANKI201 – Starting Up
  • ABKG186 – Preparing your Business Plan
  • MGTG129 – Marketing and Social Media
  • ABKI122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  • ABKIG185 – Planning for Profit
  • ABKI214 – Fundamentals of Payroll
  • ABKI113 – Understanding VAT
  • ABKI189 – Financial Statement Analysis

Key Benefits

  • Understand the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care.
  • Learn about key concepts which are required by dog groomers including basic anatomy, hygiene, tools & equipment and handling.
  • Discover the basic skills needed when starting your own business
  • Receive tutoring sessions with an experienced groomer
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Training ProviderCareer Academy
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Awarding Body DetailsDog Grooming Business Pathway
Course DurationApproximately 400 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.
Course TimeWe allow up to 18 months access to this course.
Course Fee999
Phone01 437 8559
Course CodeANCI1018-1
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