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Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (RQF)

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Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn professional dog grooming skills and techniques
  • 25 days of practical training in Moreton, Wirral
  • Gain canine first aid skills
  • Work with different breeds of dog
  • Learn about customer care
  • 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 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 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.

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

Modules

Unit 1: Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess and plan the work to be done
  • Be able to prepare, maintain and use relevant equipment and record equipment used
  • Be able to promote health and safety and environmental good practice

Unit 2: Canine First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the requirements of first aid, who can administer first aid and why first aid is important
  • Understand the Classification of Emergencies
  • Understand the examination of an injured animal
  • Understand the ABC of Canine First Aid and actions to take following the ABC assessment
  • Be able to put a dog in the recovery position and conduct dog resuscitation (CPR)
  • Be able to dress and treat wounds
  • Understand choking, stings and poisoning and be able to give the necessary treatment
  • Understand the signs and treatment of hyperthermia, and a dog who has drowned
  • Understand the signs and treatment of a dog having a convulsion
  • Understand different types of burns
  • Understand what is required in a pet first aid kit and how to communicate in emergency situations

Unit 3: Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use appropriate techniques to handle and restrain a range of dogs with different temperaments
  • Be able to record grooming style
  • Be able to prepare for styling and finishing techniques for different breeds/coats/types of dogs
  • Be able to carry out styling and finishing techniques for different breeds/coat types of dogs
  • Be able to maintain and use relevant equipment
  • Be able to safely bathe and dry a range of dogs

Unit 4: Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to carry out a health check on a dog
  • Know how to monitor and report the health status of a dog
  • Know how to recognise and promote the well-being of dogs

Unit 5: 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

Unit 6: Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to welcome, receive and care for customers
  • 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.

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

Enrolment remains valid for 18 months and students can complete the qualification at their own pace. 

To successfully gain the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming, students must achieve 38 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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 603/0891/6)

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 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.

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn professional dog grooming skills and techniques
  • 25 days of practical training in Moreton, Wirral
  • Gain canine first aid skills
  • Work with different breeds of dog
  • Learn about customer care
  • 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 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 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: Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess and plan the work to be done
  • Be able to prepare, maintain and use relevant equipment and record equipment used
  • Be able to promote health and safety and environmental good practice

Unit 2: Canine First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the requirements of first aid, who can administer first aid and why first aid is important
  • Understand the Classification of Emergencies
  • Understand the examination of an injured animal
  • Understand the ABC of Canine First Aid and actions to take following the ABC assessment
  • Be able to put a dog in the recovery position and conduct dog resuscitation (CPR)
  • Be able to dress and treat wounds
  • Understand choking, stings and poisoning and be able to give the necessary treatment
  • Understand the signs and treatment of hyperthermia, and a dog who has drowned
  • Understand the signs and treatment of a dog having a convulsion
  • Understand different types of burns
  • Understand what is required in a pet first aid kit and how to communicate in emergency situations

Unit 3: Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use appropriate techniques to handle and restrain a range of dogs with different temperaments
  • Be able to record grooming style
  • Be able to prepare for styling and finishing techniques for different breeds/coats/types of dogs
  • Be able to carry out styling and finishing techniques for different breeds/coat types of dogs
  • Be able to maintain and use relevant equipment
  • Be able to safely bathe and dry a range of dogs

Unit 4: Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to carry out a health check on a dog
  • Know how to monitor and report the health status of a dog
  • Know how to recognise and promote the well-being of dogs

Unit 5: 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

Unit 6: Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to welcome, receive and care for customers
  • 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.

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

Enrolment remains valid for 18 months and students can complete the qualification at their own pace. 

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming, students must achieve 38 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 Diploma in Dog Grooming, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 603/0891/6)

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 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%)

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