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Dog Grooming - Level 3 (Diploma) - Part-time

This programme is designed to provide you with a sound knowledge and skills of all aspects of dog grooming. You will learn various breed standards and variations, including scissoring, handstripping and clipping techniques. This course will also include first aid and customer care

  • Course Description

    The programme content includes:

    • Assess and plan dog grooming work
    • Carry out styling and finishing of dogs
    • Plan the handling and restraint of animals
    • Supervise and control the movement of animals
    • Plan the accommodation of animals
    • Recognise and interpret the behaviour of animals
    • Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals

    Fee information

    The full cost of this course is £1,200. You will likely be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of the course.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • A level 2 dog grooming qualification

    You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.

  • Course Length

    This course will run from 9am - 4:30pm one day per week (day TBC)

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £1,200

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    If you are aged 19 and over, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment is continuous throughout the programme. Each unit is assessed by a variety of methods including assignments, practicals, tests and a portfolio of evidence.

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Success story

Phoebe Cox

Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Following her success in studying A-levels at CWA, Phoebe is now working towards her diploma in Animal Management.

“I enjoy the atmosphere of the college environment and the way of learning. I like the handling lessons most, where we are 'hands-on' with the animals, but I also find the lessons on animal behaviour very interesting. 

I would say to anyone thinking of coming to college to come to an open day to see if it's right for you. CWA has allowed me to gain a variety of qualifications and experience, which has prepared me for a career in animal care.”

Phoebe plans to either study animal behaviour or zoology at university or gain employment in the animal care sector. 

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