Dog Grooming L3 Diploma

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This is a Level 3 qualification and provides you with the skills and knowledge to work as a Professional Dog Groomer in the animal care industry. To enrol on this course, you must have first completed the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants. 

The Level 3 Dog Grooming qualification covers the skills the learner will need to progress to work as a Professional Dog Groomer.  Mandatory content covers:

  • Health and safety, legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry
  • Preparing, 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

How will I be assessed?

A written exam which covers the knowledge and understanding within the qualification.
A practical assignment which covers health checks, first aid and grooming of dogs with different coat types and for different requirements.

What do I need?

You must have completed the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants. Ideally GCSE grades of 4’s and above in Maths, English and Science are desirable though resits can be built into the programme if needed.

Where can it take me?

On achievement of this qualification you will be able to demonstrate to an employer/the public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge that businesses are looking for when recruiting/seeking the services of a professional Dog Groomer. This could lead to employment in an existing salon or creating your own dog grooming business.

Additional information

Learners will need to buy their own dog grooming uniform (all available through the Halazon website).

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