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Dog groomers and dog grooming businesses are in high demand. If you want to have a career as a dog groomer there doesn’t seem to be a better time to do it. You can gain employment in a number of animal shelters or clinics, even dog grooming services or take your first step to starting a dog grooming business. Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques – Level 3 course has given individuals who are animal lovers an opportunity of starting their own pet grooming business. Unlike in the past, pet grooming is no longer limited to celebrities. It is ideal for people who live fast-paced lifestyles or need to be away on work often. Grooming has become a part of the animal care routine. Grooming is essential in terms of not just bathing your pet but also maintaining animal health and welfare. Grooming is also widely performed on livestock.

While animals are known to groom themselves, you have to wonder how good of a job they actually do. Can they reach those difficult places? This is the time pet owners need to step in and take over grooming duties. Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques – Level 3 is a practical course that will educate individuals on how to perform grooming tasks on their pets.

Not every animal is groomed in the same way. For instance, some dogs have short fur and others have long fur. The course will enable individuals to understand different techniques of grooming different dogs. The course will feature key topics on dog grooming like the best grooming tools, understanding different types of dog coats, practicing safety procedures during grooming and how to build trust with a dog during their grooming session.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Study 365 has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Study 365 to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Why consider learning at Study 365?

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments.

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a dog groomer and what I it takes to perform that job role.
  • Gain confidence in grooming techniques and learn how to apply them on different breeds of dogs.
  • Learn that no two dogs are alike, which means that grooming should be done to fit the dog’s unique needs.
  • Learn how to build trust between you and your dog during the grooming session.
  • Learn how to groom dogs quickly while ensuring they feel comfortable with you.
  • Learn business skills needed to set-up your own dog grooming business.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Individuals who want to learn dog grooming skills
  • Individuals who are animal lovers and want to run their own dog grooming business
  • Pet carer, dog walker
  • Anyone with a deep interest in animal care

Entry Requirement

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain an academic certification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04915

Accredited Body

Accredited body (Accreditation)  ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully completed the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques you can have a career in animal care or dog grooming service. If you are interested in grooming animals, this certification will give you a starting point to further your career path. Animal care workers who are in pursuit of a promotion will also find this course highly useful. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com is given below.

  • Veterinary Assistant  – (average UK yearly salary: £15,686)
  • Animal Shelter Manager – (average UK yearly salary: £20,404)
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Animal Caretaker – (average UK yearly salary: £14,995)
  • Pet Care Attendant
  • Dog Groomer  – (average UK hourly pay: £8.08)

Others jobs you can get

  • Pet Care Specialist
  • Pet Care Associate
  • Dog Bather
  • Dog Walker
  • Pet Care Assistant

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction to dog grooming
Introduction to dog grooming 00:00:00
2: Following safety procedures in grooming
Following safety procedures in grooming 00:00:00
3: Understanding pet safety in grooming
Understanding pet safety in grooming 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission I – Dog Grooming Techniques Level 3 Certification 00:00:00
4: Learning animal safety and care
Learning animal safety and care 00:00:00
5: Learning about common skin diseases and disorders
Learning about common skin diseases and disorders 00:00:00
6: What are scabies otitis conjunctivitis and plaque?
What are scabies otitis conjunctivitis and plaque? 00:00:00
7: Grooming equipment and tools
Grooming equipment and tools 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission II – Dog Grooming Techniques Level 3 Certification 00:00:00
8: Learning hygiene regulations and disinfection protocols
Learning hygiene regulations and disinfection protocols 00:00:00
9: How to approach grooming
How to approach grooming 00:00:00
10: Different coats of animals
Different coats of animals 00:00:00
11: Types of grooming styles
Types of grooming styles 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission III – Dog Grooming Techniques Level 3 Certification 00:00:00

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  1. Perfect!!


    The dog grooming techniques have been presented in an easy to learn manner through this course. Everything is so precise, with no room for doubts.

  2. Wonderful Course


    As someone who runs a pet grooming business, I highly recommend the Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques by Study 365. It is a professional course and the first step to starting your own grooming business. The course is also a great choice for pet lovers who want to learn more about grooming their dogs. The tutor was excellent and allowed me to clarify all my queries, while giving wholesome answers.

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