Level 2 Certificate in Dog Walking


This course runs once a week across 5 weeks and you will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent dog walker.

The City and Guilds dog walking qualification is a valuable certificate of competence to show your customers.

Nearing the start of the course, we will confirm your timetable.

Course Content - What will I learn?

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

What Next?

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.

This course directly links to our other qualifications – Canine first aid. We encourage students from these courses to enrol onto this first aid course, as this is a requirement in the industry

For those of you wanting to go into employment, the aim of our course(s) are to produce competent carers working with animals, with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Potential careers:

  • Animal Technician
  • Applied Animal Behaviourist
  • Assistance Dog Trainer
  • Dog Groomer
  • Dog Trainer
  • Farm Worker (Livestock)
  • Kennel Worker
  • RSPCA/ SSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Zoo Keeper

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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