Dog Grooming City and Guilds Diploma Level 3

Subject Area Animal Studies
Course Type Adult Learning
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2021
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Dog Grooming City and Guilds Diploma Level 3

The City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is an accredited course for people who are interested in Dog Grooming professionally, allowing you to develop the practical skills you need to work independently as a dog groomer or stylist.

To complete this qualification, you must have successfully completed ‘City and Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants’ qualification previously. This Level 3 course enables you to develop your skills in a variety of areas in grooming, styling and clipping, as such delivery methods are very practical, you will work on clients’ dogs in our specialist facilities to cover dog styling and finishing. You will also learn theory relating to legislation, dog health, dog behaviour and administration.

You will be required to spend an additional 45 hours a week independently studying the theory elements with guidance from your tutor. You will be assessed practically and by written coursework and online examination towards the end of the course. You will require suitable clothing and your own personal dog grooming kit, details of specific requirements will be given when you attend an information event. On completion you could progress to employment as a dog groomer, either selfemployed or working for a larger organisation.

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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will need to have achieved a Level 2 City and Guilds Dog Grooming qualification
What will I learn?
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  • Health and safety

  • Legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry

  • Styling and finishing a dog

  • Health checking and handling a dog in a dog grooming environment

  • Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

Course Applications

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesSeptember 2021
Times09:00 - 16:00

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


I came to the College six years ago to set up a dog grooming salon offering courses for students to groom our ever growing dog clientele. I have gained a number of teaching qualifications, dog grooming knowledge and experience that I am proud to share with my students. I love watching my students progress into confident and caring professionals.Joanna Elson

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