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Dog Grooming

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming - 603/4542/1
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming - 603/0891/6
These qualifications provide an understanding of what is required when grooming a dog and to encourage skills necessary when grooming dogs with different types of coat. Learners will learn how to use a variety of equipment and increase their knowledge of grooming styles. Learners will gain knowledge of canine first aid and have an understanding of the health and wellbeing of different breeds of dog.

Learners will have an opportunity to gain competence in the Dog Grooming workplace. Communicating with dog owners is an essential skill that is covered in this qualification.

These qualifications have been designed for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.
Units included within these qualifications cover:
  • Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work
  • Canine First Aid
  • Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog
  • Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer
  • Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals
  • Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

In order to deliver a qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Guide) and complete the Qualification Approval Form (QAF).

Follow the link below to the qualification guides where you will also find the units.

Qualification Guide - L3 Certificate
Information for Learners


Please click here to see our popular Canine Handling Qualifications.

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