The Professional OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
What you'll learn on your OCN Level 3 Dog Grooming Course
Canine first aid
Carry out styling and finishing of dogs
Health checking a dog by a dog groomer
Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals
Welcome, receive and care for customers
Assessing, planning and recording your dog grooming work
City & Guilds or OCN – What’s the difference?
What you'll get from the OCN Level 3 Dog Grooming course
The confidence and skills to set up your own dog grooming business
Theory of 5 book by Melissa Verplanck to help with your shaping and styling
A professional GroomArts Academy certificate
An OCN Level 3 Diploma
A Wahl equipment bag
A professional comb and slicker brush
The course runs from Monday to Friday. Each day starts at 15 minutes before your dog arrives. This will normally be at 9:00, 9:15 or 9:30, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic the start and finish times will now be 8am until 5pm, 9am until 6pm and 10am until 7pm.
This is the average time for each day however the time can vary depending on the speed and complexity of the groom. To ensure that our students achieve a commercial standard, our focus is to deliver the very best training through an intensive format and therefore this is a full-time only course.
What you'll need to buy
We require students to buy their own scissors so that they can get used to their own equipment. You do not need to buy these before you join us, we carry a small range or we can recommend where to purchase them. You use your scissors every day so invest in them!
All other equipment we will provide during your course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualification will I receive?
A Level 3 Diploma, which is equivalent to an A Level.
Is the qualification internationally recognised?
Yes, in 182 countries.
Will this qualification allow me to get a job or run a business?
Yes, a Level 3 Diploma will fully qualify you to do all aspects of grooming, as well as allowing you to run your own business.
Is funding available?
You can find all the information on this under Affording Your Course in our Student Advice section.
What qualifications do I need?
None, all you need is to have a good grasp of English and a pen and paper!
How often do the courses run?
Monthly, and we tend to book up about 2 - 3 months in advance.
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