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Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming (RQF)

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2 units
33 guided
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Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain an introduction to canine grooming
  • Learn how to carry out basic maintenance on dogs’ coats
  • 2 days of practical training in Moreton, Wirral
  • Promote canine health and wellbeing
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification 

This Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming qualification has been designed to give you an introduction to canine health, well-being and the art of grooming several types of dog breeds. It will also introduce you to the health and safety requirements of a dog grooming salon.

This Ofqual regulated qualification will be suitable for you if you’d like to learn how to maintain your own dog’s coat or if you already work in an animal care-related position or grooming salon and would like to promote canine health and wellbeing through grooming.

This qualification includes two days of practical training at a top-of-the-range dog grooming salon and training academy in Moreton (UK).

During your practical training, you will work alongside trained and highly experienced dog grooming professionals. This valuable, hands-on experience will allow you to enhance your skill set and develop your grooming techniques by practising on clients (dogs) in a safe dog grooming salon.

Your practical training days will include:

  • Trimming coats using clippers and scissors
  • Removing excess hair, mats, tangles, knots and ‘dead coat’
  • Bathing and drying different dog breeds
  • Nail trimming, ear and eye cleaning
  • Maintaining dog comfort, health and welfare in the salon
  • Health and welfare checks and escalation steps
  • Maintaining dog grooming equipment and tools

On successful completion of the Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, you may choose to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming or the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. Once you have completed your qualification, you’ll have the basic skills and experience to be able to apply for entry level dog grooming roles in the animal care sector.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

Whilst studying the Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, you’ll gain basic and essential knowledge regarding canine care and grooming, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling career.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enroll so you’re able to start right away.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Modules

Unit 1: Carry Out Basic Maintenance of Dogs’ Coats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to confirm suitability of environment, equipment and tools prior to commencing grooming work
  • Be able to remove excess hair from dog’s coat before bathing
  • Be able to remove mats, tangles and knots, and dead coat prior to bathing and trimming (please note, learners on the Award qualification will not be cutting coats).

Unit 2: Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to promote and maintain the health and welfare of animals
  • Be able to work safely with animals
  • Know how to promote and maintain the health and welfare of animals

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 or above, be working at level 2 and be comfortable around dogs of all sizes, breeds and temperaments.

The qualification will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time.

Enrolment remains valid for 1 year and students can complete the qualification at their own pace. 

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, students must achieve 5 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0864/3).

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

Working as a dog groomer is a rewarding and highly popular career choice for many animal enthusiasts. There are numerous health benefits for a well-groomed dog and there is increasing demand for well-trained dog groomers.

Once you are qualified, you will be able to seek entry-level employment within the dog grooming and animal care sectors, or, alternatively, you may progress onto further study with our Level 3 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming.

This Ofqual regulated qualification is an excellent first step for anybody wishing to become a professional dog groomer, or for people who may already work within the industry but do not yet hold a nationally recognised qualification.

Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain an introduction to canine grooming
  • Learn how to carry out basic maintenance on dogs’ coats
  • 2 days of practical training in Moreton, Wirral
  • Promote canine health and wellbeing
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification 

This Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming qualification has been designed to give you an introduction to canine health, well-being and the art of grooming several types of dog breeds. It will also introduce you to the health and safety requirements of a dog grooming salon.

This Ofqual regulated qualification will be suitable for you if you’d like to learn how to maintain your own dog’s coat or if you already work in an animal care-related position or grooming salon and would like to promote canine health and wellbeing through grooming.

This qualification includes two days of practical training at a top-of-the-range dog grooming salon and training academy in Moreton (UK).

During your practical training, you will work alongside trained and highly experienced dog grooming professionals. This valuable, hands-on experience will allow you to enhance your skill set and develop your grooming techniques by practising on clients (dogs) in a safe dog grooming salon.

Your practical training days will include:

  • Trimming coats using clippers and scissors
  • Removing excess hair, mats, tangles, knots and ‘dead coat’
  • Bathing and drying different dog breeds
  • Nail trimming, ear and eye cleaning
  • Maintaining dog comfort, health and welfare in the salon
  • Health and welfare checks and escalation steps
  • Maintaining dog grooming equipment and tools

On successful completion of the Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, you may choose to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming or the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. Once you have completed your qualification, you’ll have the basic skills and experience to be able to apply for entry level dog grooming roles in the animal care sector.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

Whilst studying the Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, you’ll gain basic and essential knowledge regarding canine care and grooming, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling career.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enroll so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Unit 1: Carry Out Basic Maintenance of Dogs’ Coats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to confirm suitability of environment, equipment and tools prior to commencing grooming work
  • Be able to remove excess hair from dog’s coat before bathing
  • Be able to remove mats, tangles and knots, and dead coat prior to bathing and trimming (please note, learners on the Award qualification will not be cutting coats).

Unit 2: Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to promote and maintain the health and welfare of animals
  • Be able to work safely with animals
  • Know how to promote and maintain the health and welfare of animals

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 or above, be working at level 2 and be comfortable around dogs of all sizes, breeds and temperaments.

The qualification will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time.

Enrolment remains valid for 1 year and students can complete the qualification at their own pace. 

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, students must achieve 5 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Qualifications

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0864/3).

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

Working as a dog groomer is a rewarding and highly popular career choice for many animal enthusiasts. There are numerous health benefits for a well-groomed dog and there is increasing demand for well-trained dog groomers.

Once you are qualified, you will be able to seek entry-level employment within the dog grooming and animal care sectors, or, alternatively, you may progress onto further study with our Level 3 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming.

This Ofqual regulated qualification is an excellent first step for anybody wishing to become a professional dog groomer, or for people who may already work within the industry but do not yet hold a nationally recognised qualification.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)

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