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

Our AIM Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is the most popular course and is an ideal option for beginners with no previous experience or those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification. 

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. Upon completion of the national recognised AIM Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming, you will be a fully equipped dog groomer able to be self-employed establishing your own local dog grooming business, work in a salon, rent a table with an existing established groomer, or go mobile.

We believe the best way to gain confidence is to experience as much hands-on practice as possible which is why our course is majority practical based. As well as hands-on practical sessions you will also see live demonstrations of full grooms performed by our highly experienced principle tutor. The demonstrations will help showcase the standard of work that we hope to pass on to you.

All the dogs and equipment are provided for you whilst you are on the course giving you a good variety of breeds, coat types, styles, techniques, behaviours, and tools of the trade. The qualification covers assessing, planning, and recording grooming work, health checking dogs prior to grooming and essential first aid. The course 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, and we try and suit the practical sessions around the learners home life to ensure they are fully focused on the passing the accreditation. Learners will have an opportunity to gain competence in the dog grooming workplace. Communicating with dog owners and what they would like for their beloved pet is an essential skill within this qualification.

Units included within these qualifications cover:

  • Carry Out Maintenance and Coat Preparation on Dogs
  • Canine First Aid in the Grooming Environment
  • Carry Out Styling and Finishing Techniques
  • Customer Consultation on Planning Grooms and Styles
  • Customer Relations and Expectations
  • Handle, Restrain and Move Dogs within the Grooming Environment
  • Promote and Monitor Health and Safety within the Grooming Environment
  • Understanding Legislation in the Dog Grooming Industry
  • Promote, Monitor and Maintain the Health and Wellbeing of Dogs

Presentations and advise will also be available on the following:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing your business
  • Maintenance of equipment

Marketing your Business

Marketing your business and business management seminars will be delivered by Sales and Marketing Director Hayley Egan.

With over 10 years experience in the marketing sector and 5 years as a Senior Leader in business management Hayley is the perfect person to help you set up your business.

The seminars which consist of two hour sessions are all you need to be able to market your band effectively and start gaining customers. We take through every element of how to set up your business. From brand identity; where you can get your logo created to setting up on Google. We try and make the marketing and advertising seminar specific to each student as some have different needs when advertising their business. We have had a reange of students set up from Mobile Dog Groomers, to Grooming from their homes, to setting up their own stores.

The second seminar consists of everything you need to know to run your own business from where to get your public liability insurance to how much you should charge and how to run your accounts properly.

If you have no experience of this industry whatsoever that’s no problem; we will support you all the way!

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 AIM 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. The course will provide insight into the basics of dog grooming as it includes many different elements that enable students to improve their understanding and knowledge, giving them the ability to take that next step. Our expert tutors will provide their experience and guidance, ensuring our students benefit from their expertise, and allowing them to get as much from our course as possible, enabling 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