Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

About the Course

This course is ideal for those looking to start a career within the dog grooming industry.

Course Content

Theory topics
These lessons will take place in a classroom and will consist of:

  • Handling and control to ensure safety at all times
  • Tools and equipment - including the correct use
  • General care and condition
  • Skin conditions
  • Parasites
  • Ears and eyes
  • Skin and nails
  • First aid for dogs
  • Infectious diseases
  • Kennel club breeds
  • Planning, design
  • Legislation

Practical lessons
Practical lessons take place in the colleges commercially run dog grooming parlour, students get a hands on approach to see how a parlour would be run.

Skills taught during practical lessons for a variety of breeds are:

  • Clipping
  • Scissor styling
  • Hand stripping

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

Applicants must hold the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming assistant to start this qualification.

The qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to work as a Professional Dog Groomer.

Mandatory content covers:

  • Health and safety, legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry
  • Styling and finishing a dog
  • Health checking and handing a dog in a dog grooming environment
  • Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

Work experience
A requirement for the course is that you have at least 1 day a week in a grooming parlour.

Method of Assessment

  • Externally set and marked written exam
  • Practical assessments carried out under exam conditions