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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

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  • 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

    What day will the course be running?

    • The course will run for one full day a week. When we have confirmation of the exact days for each campus, we will update this information.
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • A level 2 City & Guilds Dog Grooming Assistants course.

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

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    1 year

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    This course will run from 9am - 4:30pm one day per week, day to be confirmed.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £3,400

    * 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.

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

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    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.

Starting 07/09/2020



Duration 1 year

Starting 06/09/2021



Duration 1 year

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