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Dog Grooming – Level 3

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QD3ANDGD
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  • Is this course for you?

    If you are employed in the dog grooming industry already or are wanting a licence to practice, or just looking for a career change, then the training on this level 3 programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in the dog grooming business. It is ideal if you have worked in the dog grooming industry for some time and have passed the level 2 course and gained the pre-requisite work experience hours.

  • Required qualifications

    You will have already completed the level 2 dog grooming qualification or equivalent training and work experience within the dog grooming industry.

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will complete a range of mandatory and optional units including:

    • Assessing and planning dog grooming work
    • Bathe and clean dogs
    • Control and restrain animals
    • Health checking a dog by a dog groomer
    • Preparing, styling and finishing a dog
    • Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

    The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:

    • A written exam which covers the knowledge and understanding within the qualification
    • A practical assignment which covers health checks, first aid and grooming of dogs with different coat types and for different requirements
    • Various written assignments for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the modules within the qualification
  • Careers

    A level 3 qualification could help you gain a career as a senior dog groomer, a manager of a dog grooming salon or become self employed.

    You could also progress to an apprenticeship.

  • Work experience

    You will be expected to complete a minimum of 50 hours work experience to get the best out of your qualification and put the skills learnt during practical sessions into a real-life work experience.

  • Other important information

    You will need to own or purchase overalls and a basic dog grooming kit together with industry standard scissors and clippers.

  • Is this course for you?

    If you are employed in the dog grooming industry already or are wanting a licence to practice, or just looking for a career change, then the training on this level 3 programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in the dog grooming business. It is ideal if you have worked in the dog grooming industry for some time and have passed the level 2 course and gained the pre-requisite work experience hours.

  • Required qualifications

    You will have already completed the level 2 dog grooming qualification or equivalent training and work experience within the dog grooming industry.

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will complete a range of mandatory and optional units including:

    • Assessing and planning dog grooming work
    • Bathe and clean dogs
    • Control and restrain animals
    • Health checking a dog by a dog groomer
    • Preparing, styling and finishing a dog
    • Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

    The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:

    • A written exam which covers the knowledge and understanding within the qualification
    • A practical assignment which covers health checks, first aid and grooming of dogs with different coat types and for different requirements
    • Various written assignments for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the modules within the qualification
  • Careers

    A level 3 qualification could help you gain a career as a senior dog groomer, a manager of a dog grooming salon or become self employed.

    You could also progress to an apprenticeship.

  • Work experience

    You will be expected to complete a minimum of 50 hours work experience to get the best out of your qualification and put the skills learnt during practical sessions into a real-life work experience.

  • Other important information

    You will need to own or purchase overalls and a basic dog grooming kit together with industry standard scissors and clippers.

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