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Level 3


Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma (7863)

If you are looking to continue your studies within dog grooming, then this qualification is aimed at you. It covers a range of topics such as health and safety, legislation, customer service, preparing, styling and finishing a dog, health checking, first aid, common diseases and disorders and handling a dog in a dog grooming environment. This will allow you to gain the practical skills and knowledge to ensure that you are fully prepared to work as a Professional Dog Groomer as either self-employed, working for a business or franchise, and be either based in a salon or a mobile unit.

The externally set practical assessment contains a number of tasks including styling dogs with a range of coat types and demonstrating first aid. Please note it is a prerequisite that you must have completed the Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants before starting the 7863.

Assessment: 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.

Guided Learning Hours: 300
Once this qualification has been successfully completed, groomers can progress onto the PIF Higher Diploma.

If you have any queries please contact: or phone 01234 273933