The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision and independently in an animal grooming facility.
Class will commence on Tuesday 15th January 2019. 6.30pm - 9.30pm.
There will be an additional charge of €40 for a kit. Details of how to order your kit will be provided on the first evening.
Learners will be able to:
Interpret canine, feline and other small animal body language so as to handle, house and groom animals appropriately.
Explain the cycles of hair and nail growth in a variety of dog breeds and other small animals.
Apply knowledge of anatomical skin structure and physical skin appearance in animals so as to be able to suggest skin and coat abnormalities.
Outline potential causes of hair loss and how to deal with them if evident in the grooming facility.
Explain the correct uses of equipment used in the grooming facility and the appropriate maintenance of such equipment.
Use information sources, including dog owner, examination and observations of dog, to plan the grooming process including brushing and de-matting, nail and ear care, bathing, drying and clipping, hand stripping and or cutting as appropriate.
Exercise appropriate handling and restraining of animals during the grooming process.
Select suitable products and equipment for a variety of animals with differing skin and hair types.
Use a variety of grooming equipment including grooming table, dryers, brushes, combs, clippers and others, following best practice.
Exercise initiative to aid the efficient and effective running of the grooming facility.
Deal appropriately with the public and their animals.
Obtain the details required from an owner prior to assuming responsibility for their animal.
Maintain personal and professional health and safety requirements of a grooming facility including personal protective equipment, safe handling and housing of animals, prevention of transmission of disease and safety, health and hygiene of facility for the benefit of the public.
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