Animal Welfare & Science


Course Title: Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
Course Code: AC162

Department: Animal Welfare & Science
Course Type: Part Time

If you are looking to pursue a career within the dog grooming industry, then this qualification is aimed at you. You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a Professional Dog Groomer. Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer/the public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting or seeking the services of a Professional Dog Groomer.



Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

Course Content

The course 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

The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve;
-A written exam covering knowledge and understanding of the course
-A practical assignment covering health checks, first aid and grooming of dogs with different coat types and for different requirements

Entry Requirements

Learners must have achieved the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02/AC133) before starting this qualification.

Next Steps

This qualification could lead you to Higher Level training and learning within the industry (The Pet Industry Federation Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming)

Career Opportunities

You could be self-employed, work for a business or franchise, and it could be based in a salon or a mobile unit.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
27-Sep-19 14-Jul-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Part Time Tue 37
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+
£3,250.00 £3,250.00

Additional Costs

Grooming equipment (majority will have been purchased to complete the Level 2)

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

Email us

Materials Required

Protective grooming overall. Own grooming equipment including scissors. Sensible shoes.


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