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Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking (Level 2)

Wiltshire College & University Centre
Course summary
1 year
350 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Chippenham
Next available date: Contact school for more information - Chippenham

Course description

Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking (Level 2)

Love dogs? Looking for a rewarding career in the animal care industry? Gain the key skills and knowledge to open your own dog walking business with this flexible and exciting course. Supported by the Pet Industry Federation, this online qualification is tailored around your needs. And underpinning the distance-learning is a practical four-hour session at our new animal centre, where you’ll learn from our expert lecturers and make full use of our industry-leading facilities. Whether you’re looking to add accreditation to an existing business, upskill staff or refresh your own CV, this course will give you crucial theoretical and hands-on experience. Study with us could lead to further learning, practical training for the animal care industry or directly into work in this diverse and fulfilling sector.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Award: Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

Training Course Content

You’ll learn key elements of a successful dog walking business. Theoretical units will cover the roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker, and familiarise you with the relevant legislation and Codes of Practice necessary to operate correctly within the industry. Central to the qualification are units on walking and controlling a dog, underpinned by learning how to identify and treat different breeds and manage a range of behaviours. You’ll also be equipped to deal with any problems, injuries and emergencies that may arise while dog walking, ensuring you are ready for any situation and qualified to provide an excellent service to your clients.

Continuing Studies

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Animal Science and Management (full-time)Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary NursingLevel 3 Animal Care

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across four main campuses, Wiltshire...


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Cocklebury Rd
SN15 3QD Chippenham

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