City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming


    What the course entails

    This full time course is designed for those that already have a grounding in working with dogs and are looking to deliver grooming to a professional standard. This is a nationally recognised benchmark of attainment.

    This is a very intensive programme to deliver the best commercial results, so you must be over 18, be commercially focused and determined to succeed. This replaces the 7763-03 Certificate/Diploma for Introductory Dog Grooming. You must have already achieved your 7763-02 Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants to be able to register for this course.

    The course structure is now based on a holistic approach, where you are assessed through a synoptic assignment during the course. This looks to combine all of your knowledge learnt during the course through both the practical skills and also the theory, which is taught both on site and through e-learning. You are assessed on your practical skills, ensuring that you can maintain the health and safety of the animals and staff, plus also produce a fantastic groom and show the basics of understanding how a salon can be run. In addition to the synoptic assignment, you have one written assessment that will occur at two points during the year, allowing you to achieve your City and Guilds level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming.

    What you'll learn

    Tools, equipment and maintenance

    Grooming Techniques

    Effective brushing, washing and drying

    A very high standard of clipping and scissoring

    Hand stripping

    Animal health and disease

    Creating a clean and safe working environment

    Basic canine first aid and immediate care in substantial detail

    Salon Management

    Customer Service and financial procedures

    Health and safety legislation

    Your options after your course

    Tips to get the business you want

    Advice on planning permissions and planning use, working with the council, designing a working layout.

    Marketing, the internet and social media

    Customer service advice

    Tax advice and cash flow

    Buying equipment and stock

    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.


    City & Guilds suggests 300 guided learning hours to complete the training, however with us, we are aware that having a qualification that is achievable within a working lifestyle is essential. We effectively split our learning between e-learning and on-site expert guidance to ensure maximum time perfecting your professional grooming standards, but also to gain the knowledge required.

    • 2020
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      Monday 30th March - Fri Apr 24th
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