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Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming (RQF)

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OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%
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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
  • Includes 2 days of practical training
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About Your Qualification 

This Level 3 Award in Dog Grooming qualification has been designed to give you an introduction to canine health, wellbeing 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 2 days of practical training at one of the top-of-the-range dog grooming salons and training academies in Moreton (Wirral).

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 practicing on clients (dogs) in a safe dog grooming salon.

On successful completion of the Level 3 Award in 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 in 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: Basic Maintenance of Dogs' Coats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use a suitable environment, tools and equipment for dog grooming
  • Be able to prepare dogs' coats by removing excess hair prior to bathing
  • Be able to prepare the dog’s coat before bathing and trimming

Unit 2: Animal Health and Welfare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to promote and maintain the health and welfare whilst dog grooming
  • Be able to work in a sage manner with animals
  • Know how to promote and maintain the health and welfare whilst dog grooming

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.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course and the freedom to complete the qualification at your own pace.

Assessment requirements

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

Placement or Practical required

This course includes 2 days of practical training in Moreton, Wirral.

If placement or practical required, when?

Once you have met the relevant thresholds, including paying for your course in full, you will be able to access your placement.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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.

SEG Awards

SEG Awards 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: 610/3150/1).

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dog groomers keep dog fur healthy and stylish through baths, brushing, clipping, and nail trims. They also check for lumps, bumps, and pests while giving dogs a relaxing spa day. It's a great fit for animal lovers who enjoy a mix of hygiene, hairstyling, and pet care.
While the basic techniques can be grasped with practice, there's more to it than just trimming fur. Even for entry-level dog grooming jobs, you'll need to understand the tools and equipment for dog grooming, how to prepare a dog’s coat before bathing and trimming, how to promote and maintain canine health and welfare whilst dog grooming, and so much more. But with dedication and passion for animals, you can turn this knowledge into a rewarding career. This Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming training course equips you with this knowledge and the practical skills to begin working in entry-level dog grooming positions.
Absolutely! Dog grooming is a rewarding career for animal lovers. It offers a creative outlet to make furry friends look and feel their best. You can build lasting relationships with both dogs and their owners, and with high demand for groomers, you can enjoy good job security and potentially become your own boss.
There’s no set path to becoming a dog groomer in the UK, so you can choose the route that suits your preferences. Online dog grooming courses like this Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming offer a flexible and often faster route compared to dog grooming apprenticeships or a lengthy set of dog grooming classes. This online course allows you to learn at your own pace, equipping you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to start your career in dog grooming much sooner.
Prices for dog grooming courses vary depending on the type you choose and the level the course is set at. Online dog grooming courses are often a much more affordable option as the theory is completed at home. This Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming is our most affordable option and is perfect for those looking to get into entry-level dog grooming jobs.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

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
  • Includes 2 days of practical training
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About Your Qualification 

This Level 3 Award in Dog Grooming qualification has been designed to give you an introduction to canine health, wellbeing 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 2 days of practical training at one of the top-of-the-range dog grooming salons and training academies in Moreton (Wirral).

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 practicing on clients (dogs) in a safe dog grooming salon.

On successful completion of the Level 3 Award in 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 in 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: Basic Maintenance of Dogs' Coats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use a suitable environment, tools and equipment for dog grooming
  • Be able to prepare dogs' coats by removing excess hair prior to bathing
  • Be able to prepare the dog’s coat before bathing and trimming

Unit 2: Animal Health and Welfare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to promote and maintain the health and welfare whilst dog grooming
  • Be able to work in a sage manner with animals
  • Know how to promote and maintain the health and welfare whilst dog grooming

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.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course and the freedom to complete the qualification at your own pace.

Assessment requirements

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

Placement or Practical required

This course includes 2 days of practical training in Moreton, Wirral.

If placement or practical required, when?

Once you have met the relevant thresholds, including paying for your course in full, you will be able to access your placement.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

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

SEG Awards

SEG Awards 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: 610/3150/1).

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dog groomers keep dog fur healthy and stylish through baths, brushing, clipping, and nail trims. They also check for lumps, bumps, and pests while giving dogs a relaxing spa day. It's a great fit for animal lovers who enjoy a mix of hygiene, hairstyling, and pet care.
While the basic techniques can be grasped with practice, there's more to it than just trimming fur. Even for entry-level dog grooming jobs, you'll need to understand the tools and equipment for dog grooming, how to prepare a dog’s coat before bathing and trimming, how to promote and maintain canine health and welfare whilst dog grooming, and so much more. But with dedication and passion for animals, you can turn this knowledge into a rewarding career. This Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming training course equips you with this knowledge and the practical skills to begin working in entry-level dog grooming positions.
Absolutely! Dog grooming is a rewarding career for animal lovers. It offers a creative outlet to make furry friends look and feel their best. You can build lasting relationships with both dogs and their owners, and with high demand for groomers, you can enjoy good job security and potentially become your own boss.
There’s no set path to becoming a dog groomer in the UK, so you can choose the route that suits your preferences. Online dog grooming courses like this Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming offer a flexible and often faster route compared to dog grooming apprenticeships or a lengthy set of dog grooming classes. This online course allows you to learn at your own pace, equipping you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to start your career in dog grooming much sooner.
Prices for dog grooming courses vary depending on the type you choose and the level the course is set at. Online dog grooming courses are often a much more affordable option as the theory is completed at home. This Level 3 Award Introduction to Dog Grooming is our most affordable option and is perfect for those looking to get into entry-level dog grooming jobs.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Online &
Practical Learning
2 units
33 guided
learning hours

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