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Dog Grooming Diploma

Duchy College Rosewarne LEVEL: 3 Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a professional dog groomer. You could be a self-employed dog groomer working in your own salon, work for a business alongside other dog groomers or another animal related business, or you could purchase a franchise, working for yourself but as part of a larger organisation. You could be based in a salon or be a mobile dog groomer working with clients and their dogs in their own home or from a fully fitted van.


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Ideal if:

This qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to have a career in dog grooming. You may have been working as a dog groomer for a while and would now like to complete a nationally recognised qualification or be working as a bather for a salon and wish to progress further.

This qualification covers the skills you need to progress to work as a professional dog groomer.

You’ll need:

Dog Grooming Assistants Certificate Level 2

You’ll learn:

During the course you will study the following mandatory modules:

  • Health and safety, legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry
  • Styling and finishing a dog
  • Health checking and handing a dog in a dog grooming environment
  • Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

The qualification is graded at a Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*


The qualification is taught over one and a half days per week (term time only). The full day will be spent in our dog grooming salon grooming and styling clients’ dogs and the half day will be spent in a classroom covering the theory side of the qualification. The assessment for this qualification will require you to complete a written exam which covers the knowledge and understanding within the qualification and a practical assignment, which covers health checks, first aid and grooming of dogs with different coat types and for different requirements.

You’ll love:

This course takes place in our busy, modern grooming salon and you will be working with the public and their dogs in a real-life salon situation. You will be trained by our highly experienced, fully-qualified dog grooming staff that are all enthusiastic about sharing modern, innovative styling methods and treatments. This ensures your transition into the industry will be smooth and fully supported by your training with us.

You’ll go on to:

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.


Dog Grooming Diploma

Start Date

September 2019




33 weeks

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.