Dog Grooming (Level 3 Diploma, Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Dog Grooming (Level 3 Diploma, Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Animal Studies Suffolk Rural (Otley)

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Jan, 2022
  • Attendance: Industry Certification
  • Duration: 25 Weeks
  • Course Code: 149394
  • Entry Requirements

    You must be aged 19+.


    You will need to hold the City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants to start this qualification.

    A suitable level of literacy, numeracy and IT skills is required in order to enable you to complete the written exam and practical assignment.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This 25-week part-time programme enables you to gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a Professional Dog Groomer.

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

    The course offers a blend of theory, direct study, and practical workshops at college to underpin the skills and knowledge required to meet the assessment criteria. This course is currently eligible for an advanced learner loan.

    The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:

    • 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.

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    Course Highlights

    • 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

    Next Steps

    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/seeking the services of a Professional Dog Groomer.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be £3,417.

    For details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans, please visit the following links: Fee Remission, Advanced Learner Loans.