Animal Care

Dog Grooming Level 3 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This is a 30 week course starting in October 2019 You will attend once a week, on a Monday 9.30am-3.00pm.

Entry requirements

If you wish to join this course you must hold the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

You will achieve

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

Last updated: 7th June 2019

Course overview

Achievement of this qualification will allow you to demonstrate that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to work as a professional dog groomer.

Course content

The areas of study are:

  • Health and safety, legislation and code 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 equipment will I need?

  • Aprons will be provided in the dog grooming room, non-slip full covered shoes must be worn for all practical sessions.
  • You will be required to provide dogs for the practical sessions

Where will I study?

Wigfield Farm
Haverlands Lane
S70 5NQ

What can I do next?

Professional Dog Groomer

How much does the course cost?


19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email


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Dog Grooming Level 3 Part-time