OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – 603/0891/6 (Nationally Accredited & Kit Included)

This qualification is the most popular course within the dog grooming industry.  The course is designed for those wanting to become professional dog groomers and earn a living within the industry. Learners can access this course without any other formal qualification or experience.

The qualification covers assessing, planning, and recording grooming work, health checking dogs prior to grooming and essential first aid.

The qualification is made up of a range of theoretical and practical units related to canine health and wellbeing and cutting and trimming dogs’ coats.

The training is flexible with attention to detail, the balance between theory and practice reflects professional insight to the current and future of the grooming industry. 

It provides an understanding of what is required when grooming a dog and to encourage skills necessary when grooming dogs with different types of coats. Learners will learn how to use a variety of equipment and increase their knowledge of grooming styles.

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 (Online – Theory)
  • Canine First Aid (Online – Theory)
  • Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog (Practical)
  • Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer (Online – Theory)
  • Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals (Online – Theory)
  • Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers (Online – Theory)

Presentations and advise will also be available on the following:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing your business
  • Maintenance of equipment

If you have no experience of this industry whatsoever that’s fine we will support you all the way, just be ready to undertake a course, blended or flexible to fit in with your own life and pocket where ever possible.

Already working in the Dog Grooming Industry?

Those that are working in the industry currently and have no formal qualification through an awarding body / Ofqual can take advantage of our Recognition of Prior Learning and Achievement Policy (RPL). This method allows experienced groomers to avoid unnecessary duplication and repetition of learning. A maximum of 70% of a qualification can normally be achieved through exemption or equivalency. This offer allows groomers to formalise their qualification with the OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming.

Introduction to Dog Grooming

This course is an ideal Dog Grooming course for beginners who would like to take the first initial steps into the world of dog grooming. This is an introductory course and enables you to learn the basic practical skills with an element of theory.

Course Content:

  • Bathing and drying techniques
  • Basic clipping techniques
  • Basic scissoring techniques
  • Nail clipping
  • Handling and control
  • Lifting
  • Breed recognition
  • Coat types
  • Anatomy of the dog
  • Basic Health care
  • Understanding tools and equipment
  • Care and maintenance of equipment

Students on our 10 day course are welcome (optional) to attend our presentations on :

  • Business Management
  • Marketing your business
  • Maintenance of equipment