City & Guilds Dog Grooming Courses

Introductory Dog Grooming (7763-03)

This course no longer can be registered for as of August 31st 2017. Anyone registered will have up to 3 years to complete all parts of their coursework but for information on the NEW City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma, please see our Level 3 Diploma course options!!!

What the course entails

This course is for those who are passionate about pets and serious about changing career or wanting to start a new business. Our award-winning tutors will guide you and build your knowledge, skills and confidence throughout your course.

This is a very intensive programme to deliver the best commercial results, so you must be commercially focused and determined to succeed. There is no requirement for you to have the City & Guilds Level 2 qualification.

During the course you will sit a series of practical and theory assessments as part of your City & Guilds modules that count to your qualification. Your work will also be photographed and will be included in your portfolio of work. Shortly after the training, you will sit your final two exams, which are both online, theory-based assessments. The results of your portfolio and your examinations will determine whether you achieve a pass, merit or distinction. (We have a 100% success rate by the way).

What you'll get

Comprehensive GroomArts Academy Training Manual

Theory of 5 book by Melissa Verplanck to help with your shaping and styling

The Grooming Manual by Sue Dallas (electronic study version)

GroomArts Academy Revision Study Pack (worth £120)

A portfolio of your work

A professional GroomArts Academy Certificate

A City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate

A Wahl equipment bag

Assorted grooming tools

A personal learning folder


City & Guilds requires 150-guided learning hours to complete the training, however with us you will cover almost 200 hours full-time over 4 consecutive weeks from Monday to Friday. This is to ensure you’re commercially capable.

What you'll need to bring

- Flat soled, comfortable shoes

- Relaxed and comfortable clothes

- A notebook and pen

What you'll need to buy

Scissors - Choosing the right pair of scissors when you start your grooming career can be quite perplexing. At GroomArts Academy, we believe that it is important to start your career with a solid and professional foundation. This is the reason why we do not offer cheap scissors as part of a start-up pack. Students should purchase the best tools they can afford because they will produce great results and will last much longer and we are happy to advise students.

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