City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

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You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent dog walker and pet sitter.

Course Information

This course is 2 days long and delivered at Temple Newsam. The course
consists of 2 qualifications.

The dog walking qualification consists of the following content:

  • Role and responsibilities of a professional dog walker
  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Breeds and behaviour
  • Walking and controlling a dog
  • Problems, injuries and emergencies

The pet sitting qualification consists of the following content:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a professional pet sitter
  • Current legislation and codes of practice
  • Potential problems and emergencies


Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at those looking for a career within the animal care industry. If you are considering a career change and interested in working with animals but not sure where to start this could be the course for you.

Units / Modules

  • 201 - Pet Sitting
  • 202 - Dog Walking

Benefits / Skills

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.

Assessment Types

One to one practical assessment with oral questioning

Entry Requirements

All learners must be aged 16 or above

Career Progression

Learners could consider further study within the School of Animal Care and Land Management

Course Details


2 days

Study Type

Part time

Course Code


Course Fee (Adult)

£200   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts


This is course is an Ofqual regulated qualification


Delivered over two days at Temple Newsam

Extra Curriculum

There will be the requirement to complete some work outside of lesson time

School of Animal Care & Land Management
Leeds City College
Leeds City College