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C&G Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

C&G Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming



This qualification is for those who have completed the Level 2 (7763-02 or 7863-02) and want to further their grooming knowledge. It allows candidates to gain the practical skills and knowledge to further their career in Professional Dog Grooming.

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Detailed Description

What will I study on the course?

Health & Safety, legislation & codes of practice for the dog grooming industry

Styling & finishing a dog

Health checking and handling a dog in a dog grooming environment

Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

What makes this course special?

The tutor who will be instructing you is a Level 3 Qualified Dog Groomer with over 15 years’ experience in the canine industry.

You will be taught in our professional dog grooming salon that is fully equipped with a wide range of equipment to support the learners training.

How will I be assessed?

Synoptic assessments on a variety of dogs using a range of styling techniques to complete breed standard and pet grooms.

Weekly workbooks

Written end of course exam

Will this course lead to a qualification?

On successful completion of this course, you will gain a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7863-03)

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold the City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02 or 7863-02) to apply for this course.

All candidates will be required to complete an initial assessment.

Candidates are required to meet a minimum of Level 2 in English and Maths for acceptance on the course.

It is strongly advised that candidates have a placement or job working as a groomer to be able to apply what they learn and advance their skills.


Anyone wishing to apply is also invited to attend a 2 hour hands on practical session where they will prepare a dog ready for styling.
You must be 19+ to attend this course.

Dates/times 2023

The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7863-03) is a 39 week course that starts in September 2023.

Students are required to attend:
Wednesdays or Thursdays - 8.30 – 18.00 for 39 weeks

There is also an element of self-study at home for this course.

Our next courses will start in September 2023. Please get in touch to register your interest and we will update this page with information as it becomes available.

There are 4 places on each course and the course runs once each academic year.
Telephone for availability: 01452 702501 or email: [email protected]


The cost for the course is £4,800. You may be entitled to support with your fees via an Advanced Learner Loan details of which can be provided upon application.

A full grooming kit bag with all the required equipment is to be brought to each session. Full details of this can be provided upon application.

All fees must be paid two weeks prior to the start date or the place will be forfeited and offered to other applicants.

In the event of a cancellation by the student, the College will refund tuition fees for each prospective student at the following rates:
I. Up to 30 days prior to the course start, refund of fees less a £50 administrative charge
III. Less than 14 days notice, nil
If the College postpones the course and is unable to provide a mutually agreeable alternative, any fees will be refunded in full.