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Level 3 Diploma in 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 Diploma in Dog Grooming (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn professional dog grooming skills and techniques
  • Gain canine first aid skills
  • Work with different breeds of dog
  • Learn about customer care
  • Includes 25 days of practical training
  • Achieve a Level 3 Diploma qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification

This Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to become a qualified dog groomer or open your own dog grooming business.

This comprehensive Ofqual regulated qualification covers everything from canine grooming techniques, animal care and first aid through to how to manage your customers. During your study you will learn all about how to assess, plan, bathe and style different breeds of dog and different coat types.

This qualification includes 25 days of practical training at one of the top-of-the-range dog grooming salons and training academies in either Moreton (Wirral) or Bedford (Bedfordshire).

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 and styling techniques by practicing on clients (dogs) in a safe dog grooming salon.

Your practical training days will include:

  • Learning how to prepare for and carry out styling and finishing techniques for different breeds/coats/types of dogs
  • Learning how to maintain and use relevant equipment
  • Learning how to safely bathe and dry a range of dogs

By the end of your studies, you will be able to work safely with animals and know how to promote and maintain their health and welfare. You will understand the requirements of first aid and how to carry out a health check on a dog.

You will also learn about how to welcome and care for customers along with being able to deal with any customer complaints, should they arise.

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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, you’ll gain essential skills and 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 enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Unit 1: Styling and Finishing of Dogs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to work safely whilst styling and finishing dogs
  • Be able to provide accurate recordings whilst dog grooming
  • Be able to prepare for the styling and finishing of different dog types
  • Be able to complete styling and finishing techniques for different coats and breeds of dogs

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

Unit 3: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Work

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess and plan the dog grooming work
  • Be able to prepare, maintain and use equipment
  • Be able to promote health and safety and environmental good practice in dog grooming work

Unit 4: Canine Health and First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the requirements of canine first aid
  • Know the main classifications of emergencies
  • Know how to exam an injured dog
  • Understand the ABC of canine first aid
  • Be able to perform the recovery position and conduct resuscitation to a dog
  • Be able to perform treatment to dog wounds
  • Know about choking, stings and poisonings and how to perform treatment to a dog
  • Know the signs of hyperthermia and how to perform treatment to a dog
  • Know the signs of convulsion and how to perform treatment to a dog
  • Know about different burn types in dogs
  • Know how to communicate in an emergency and the contents of a canine first aid kit

Unit 5: Dog Grooming Health Checks on a Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to complete dog grooming health checks
  • Know the process of monitoring and reporting on a dog’s health status
  • Know how to recognise and promote dog’s wellbeing

Unit 6: Engaging with Dog Grooming Clients

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to welcome and engage dog grooming clients
  • Be able to deal with customer complaints

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 or above, be able to work at Level 3 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 your 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 25 days of practical training in either Bedford, or Moreton, Wirral.

If placement or practical required, when?

Once you have met the relevant thresholds, including completing 2 units of learning & 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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, students must achieve 38 credits.

You will be assessed through a blend of internal written assessments at the end of each unit, along with practical assessments conducted on your placement, both assessed by our team of qualified animal assessors.

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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/3152/5)

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 employment within the dog grooming and animal care sectors as a qualified dog groomer, or you may choose to set up your own dog grooming business. You may also decide to progress onto further related study.

This Ofqual regulated qualification is an excellent choice 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.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn professional dog grooming skills and techniques
  • Gain canine first aid skills
  • Work with different breeds of dog
  • Learn about customer care
  • Includes 25 days of practical training
  • Achieve a Level 3 Diploma qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification

This Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to become a qualified dog groomer or open your own dog grooming business.

This comprehensive Ofqual regulated qualification covers everything from canine grooming techniques, animal care and first aid through to how to manage your customers. During your study you will learn all about how to assess, plan, bathe and style different breeds of dog and different coat types.

This qualification includes 25 days of practical training at one of the top-of-the-range dog grooming salons and training academies in either Moreton (Wirral) or Bedford (Bedfordshire).

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 and styling techniques by practicing on clients (dogs) in a safe dog grooming salon.

Your practical training days will include:

  • Learning how to prepare for and carry out styling and finishing techniques for different breeds/coats/types of dogs
  • Learning how to maintain and use relevant equipment
  • Learning how to safely bathe and dry a range of dogs

By the end of your studies, you will be able to work safely with animals and know how to promote and maintain their health and welfare. You will understand the requirements of first aid and how to carry out a health check on a dog.

You will also learn about how to welcome and care for customers along with being able to deal with any customer complaints, should they arise.

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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, you’ll gain essential skills and 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 enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Unit 1: Styling and Finishing of Dogs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to work safely whilst styling and finishing dogs
  • Be able to provide accurate recordings whilst dog grooming
  • Be able to prepare for the styling and finishing of different dog types
  • Be able to complete styling and finishing techniques for different coats and breeds of dogs

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

Unit 3: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Work

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess and plan the dog grooming work
  • Be able to prepare, maintain and use equipment
  • Be able to promote health and safety and environmental good practice in dog grooming work

Unit 4: Canine Health and First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the requirements of canine first aid
  • Know the main classifications of emergencies
  • Know how to exam an injured dog
  • Understand the ABC of canine first aid
  • Be able to perform the recovery position and conduct resuscitation to a dog
  • Be able to perform treatment to dog wounds
  • Know about choking, stings and poisonings and how to perform treatment to a dog
  • Know the signs of hyperthermia and how to perform treatment to a dog
  • Know the signs of convulsion and how to perform treatment to a dog
  • Know about different burn types in dogs
  • Know how to communicate in an emergency and the contents of a canine first aid kit

Unit 5: Dog Grooming Health Checks on a Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to complete dog grooming health checks
  • Know the process of monitoring and reporting on a dog’s health status
  • Know how to recognise and promote dog’s wellbeing

Unit 6: Engaging with Dog Grooming Clients

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to welcome and engage dog grooming clients
  • Be able to deal with customer complaints

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 or above, be able to work at Level 3 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 your 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 25 days of practical training in either Bedford, or Moreton, Wirral.

If placement or practical required, when?

Once you have met the relevant thresholds, including completing 2 units of learning & 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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, students must achieve 38 credits.

You will be assessed through a blend of internal written assessments at the end of each unit, along with practical assessments conducted on your placement, both assessed by our team of qualified animal assessors.

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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/3152/5)

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 employment within the dog grooming and animal care sectors as a qualified dog groomer, or you may choose to set up your own dog grooming business. You may also decide to progress onto further related study.

This Ofqual regulated qualification is an excellent choice 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%)
Online &
Practical Learning
6 units
270 guided
learning hours

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