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City & Guilds Dog Grooming Diploma Level 3

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   33 Weeks
Course Code   10093-BIC-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Bicton College
Start Date   12/09/2022
Fees   Tuition Fees: £3417.00

Having successfully completed the start of a great new career with the level 2 you can progress it even further with this level 3 diploma.

Working with dogs is extremely rewarding, but it can require long hours with dedication and enthusiasm.

Dog grooming is a constantly growing industry that keeps you on your toes and allows you to learn new techniques and styles with changing fashions of breeds.

Completing the level 3 will open up the door for you to run your own business, be it mobile or in a salon or allow you to be employed by others knowing you have reached an industry standard.

This level 3 allows you to study at our purpose built dog grooming parlour in the grounds of the college.

The course runs for 33 weeks with work experience and guided learning home studying progressing on to attend the college salon on a 1 to 1 basis for 7 days with the course tutor allowing us to guide you through styling your dog. We have a variety of breeds of dogs for you to practice on, from cockapoos to a giant schnauzer.

  What You Will Learn

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

  Entry Requirements

You need to hold the City and Guilds level 2 certificate for dog grooming assistants to start this qualification.

  Work Experience

You will need to complete 100 hrs work experience in a dog grooming salon


The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:

A written exam which covers the knowledge and understanding within the qualification

Practical assessments which covers health checks, first aid and grooming of dogs with different coat types and for different requirements


Once you’ve finished the Level 3 course, you’ll be a qualified groomer. To progress even further in the field once you have some experience under your belt of running your own grooming business or working full time in this industry, you could work towards your higher level 4 dog grooming diploma and become a master groomer.

We also encourage you to have a go at grooming competitions.




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Anna Johnston

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Anna had her confidence knocked when she didn't get the A Level results she needed for veterinary school. But this didn't stop her pursuing her dream career - she enrolled on the FdSc Animal Health and Management at Bicton College and went on to gain a first class BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology.

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