Gemma Langford (0)
Booking Line: 01963 34110
KD Grooming Studio

20 February 2018

Wincanton, Somerset

About me

I am a full time groomer, teaching assistant and admin assistant at KD Grooming Studio in Somerset.
I am trained to a high standard and enjoy grooming all breeds of dogs, ensuring that their needs and the owner requirements are met at all times.

My journey and love for Dog Grooming started after I completed my BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management in May 2013. On starting the course I wasn’t sure what sector of the animal industry I wanted to move forward in. After meeting a sweet little Pomeranian during our dog grooming unit on the course I was hooked and new that this was what I wanted to do.

June 2013 I started the 30 day course City and Guilds Level 3 Certificates in Introductory Dog Grooming at KD Grooming Studio. On completion I was one of the lucky ones to be given a job. November 2014 I made the decision to leave my position at KD Grooming Studio to take on a full time job in a Dental Laboratory were I was working part time alongside grooming.

A year into this I realised that I missed grooming and desperately needed to get back into it. Early 2016 I found myself going self employed, renting a table at a fast pace Groomers. Whilst doing so I had to quickly adapt and refresh my skills to keep up with the demand from clients to ensure that they were 100% satisfied, here my love for grooming grew.

I was keen to develop my education and skills so from July 2016-April 2017 I completed my City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylist. In October 2016 I completed my first Canine First Aid Course, which was aimed at Dog Groomers, covering possible situations that could occur during grooming.

January 2017 I took a part time position at a College as an Learning Support Co-ordinator (LSC) for Dog Grooming. I undertook the role to help teach the students the joy of dog grooming and to pass on my experiences and knowledge. In May 2017 I was then given the opportunity to return to KD Grooming Studio as a Groomer and Teaching assistant – I literally jumped for joy and excepted without hesitation!

In June 2017 I entered my first dog grooming competition with a Miniature Schnauzer at the English Groomers Challenge. I have to say, I’ve now caught the competing bug!
I plan to continue to compete, developing my own skills, in order to place at future competitions and further my skills ready for the Higher Diploma qualification.

In 2018 I am going to complete the level 3 Award in Education and Training so that I have a qualification behind me to aid with teaching the students. I am also going to push myself with my own learning and development to further my education by attending seminars, workshops, and competing in dog grooming competitions. By doing so I feel that I will be able to give more to our students at KD and also keep up to date with the forever growing industry. I am also starting to prepare myself to start my Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming and can’t wait to get started!




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