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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

The level 3 dog grooming course builds upon the knowledge gained during the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants qualification and will give you the skills and abilities to work as a professional dog groomer. Classroom lessons will be complemented by extensive practical experience in the College's state-of-the-art grooming suites, complete with professional equipment and access to a variety of dogs on which to practice the techniques you will be learning. There is significant emphasis on practical experience throughout the programme. Upon gaining this qualification you will be confident in handling and grooming a range of dogs of differing breeds, temperaments and ages. You be able to identify signs of normal and abnormal behaviour to minimise stress, and know how to undertake health checks and adjust grooming regimes accordingly. You will also gain an understanding of relevant animal welfare legislation and safe working practices, as well as learn how to manage the administrative and financial aspects of a busy dog grooming salon.

3. Entry requirements

You must have achieved the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants prior to enrolling onto this qualification. All applicants are interviewed and offers for a place on the course are competitive. We are looking for people who have a passion for working with animals and show a commitment to learning how to provide high-quality pet grooming services. During the application process you will undertake basic maths and English assessments and, during your interview, you will take a tour of the centre and facilities, complete a written task, and discuss your suitability for the programme and course start dates. We are looking for people who are dedicated to improving their work and driving the dog grooming profession forward.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Assessment is by written exam and a synoptic practical assignment. There will be unit tests set in preparation of the final exam.

6. Venue

7. Other dates or venues

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