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C&G Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to employers
or the public that you have the practical skills and knowledge
they are looking for when recruiting/seeking the services of a
dog walker.

Overview of the course: 

Working with animals is extremely rewarding, but it can
require long hours, with dedication and enthusiasm for the
role. You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are
important for working as a competent dog walker. You could
also progress to further learning and training in this area


This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to
work as a dog walker. Mandatory content covers:
- roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker
- legislation and Codes of Practice
- breeds and behaviour
- walking and controlling a dog
- problems, injuries and emergencies

How is the course assessed?: 

The assessment for this qualification will require you to
- One to one practical assessment with oral questioning

Further study options after this course: 

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management (540)

Length of the course: 

2 x 7 hour sessions
Days to be confirmed


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

23rd October 2017

More important information about this course:


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (22 Jun 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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How to apply: 

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