OCN Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Course

25 Day Course

The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – 603/0891/6

This nationally recognised qualification 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.

This qualification has 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. This qualification does not require any formal written or practical assessments.

Course Length: 25 days
Course Fee: £4800
Course Days Available: Mon – Sat
Course Times: 10:00 – 15:00/16:00


Units included within this qualification 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
  • A FREE certificate in Animal Handling and Animal First Aid
  • A FREE business management certificate giving you guidance in running your own salon and customer relations
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Please complete the form below and we will get back to you with availability & payment details. Alternatively, please call us on 0208 995 4040 to discuss your needs.

Our courses at our school in West London are available to those from the UK and internationally.

All courses require a reservation non refundable deposit fee of £1000 except the One Day course which is payable in advance. The remainder of the course fee is payable 10 working days before course commencement.

If you have any questions please see our FAQ page or call us on 0208 995 4040 or email us at dogsdelightuk@aol.com

Terms & conditions

The cost of tuition is as stated for each of the individual courses as listed. All course fees must be paid in full in accordance with the terms stated. A registration form must be completed and accompanied by a deposit before a reservation on the selected course will be confirmed. 

All deposits are non-refundable under any circumstances. The balance of the course must be paid before the commencement of all courses.  Should a student cancel their booking within 28 days of the commencement date of the course, Dogs Delight will endeavour to sell that place to another student, failing which all fees will be forfeited and any outstanding balance will be due immediately.

Courses are tailored to suit the student and an attendance schedule will be negotiated when booking a place on a course. Once a booking is made, the course days cannot be changed. Failure to attend booked days will result in a loss of those course days. 

The proprietors of Dogs Delight reserve the right to refuse to accept a student for whom they feel any course is unsuitable. No reason for such a decision may be given. In this case a refund will be offered.

Students are expected to be punctual and to co-operate with colleagues so as to ensure the smooth running and congenial atmosphere of the salon throughout the duration of the course. All courses begin at 10:00am and finish 3/4pm each day. 

Dogs Delight reserves the right to change course dates if needed to time mutually convenient for both parties.

In the event of any course having to be cancelled by Dogs Delight before completion, for whatever reason, participating students will be offered the opportunity to continue the course at a time mutually agreed.

In the event of any course having to be cancelled by Dogs Delight prior to the starting date, for whatever reason, a full refund will be made to the student. It should be noted, that Dogs Delight accepts no liability for additional expenses such as travelling, accommodation fees or other related costs that may have been incurred. 

All students are fully covered by insurance against claims by owners of dogs upon which they have worked during the course.

Dogs Delight would like to advise all students to ensure their tetanus vaccinations are up to date. Dogs Delight will not be held liable for any mishap that may arise as a result of any student not having done so.

Students completing the City and Guilds Level 3 Introductory Certificate are expected to attend the full course. The qualification requires minimum learning hours and therefore missed days will result in the in the incompletion of the 7763/03. Additional days may be required at a further cost. Students are expected to keep up to date with assignments and complete all paperwork before the end of the course. If a student fails any of the assessments then they will be given one further chance to pass the assessment (excluding the evolve exam). Following a further failure then the student will be liable for the cost of further teaching and assessing. Students must be aware that to complete the introductory level 3, there is an external examination to complete which is included in the cost. A fail on this exam will result in an additional charge of £65. The whole qualification (introductory and professional level) must be completed within three years of registration. 

Students attending Dogs Delight purely for the City and Guilds assessments are expected to provide two suitable dogs to groom and have all appropriate paperwork completed. 

Where a Dogs Delight assessor is to attend the students work place to undertake the qualification, two appropriate dogs must be provided, a health and safety audit must be carried out (at students expense) and all appropriate paperwork must be completed.

Students are asked to give details of any medical conditions, disabilities or allergies. Dog grooming is a physically demanding job and involves standing for long periods and some lifting. If you have any concerns regarding potential health issues please make us aware before booking a place on the course and consult your own G.P.  

Contact lenses are not appropriate for wearing whilst grooming. Jewellery is also unacceptable. Sensible footwear and clothing is the uniform of the day.

These Terms & Conditions constitute a contract between Dogs Delight and the undersigned.

We Hope you enjoy the course and good luck!

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City and Guilds Professional Dog Grooming Course

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Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistant

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Finance Grooming Course

Finance Available

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