Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Grooming Stylists Courses - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

Full Time

Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Grooming Stylists

Dog Grooming Stylists

1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This course is suitable for school leavers and adults who already hold the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants and want to progress in the dog grooming industry by becoming professional stylists or salon managers, or starting their own dog grooming business.

Course requirements

You must hold the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants prior to enrolment. You will be expected to buy the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and scissor sets. A placement within a grooming salon would be an advantage but is not a course requirement.

This is a one-year course aimed at school leavers and adults who wish to further their career in the dog grooming industry. It is designed to give you the skills required to become a professional dog grooming stylist. There are different units to complete, which involve both practical and theory aspects. This is a full-time course held within the college. The practical takes place in the college’s up-to-date commercial on-site grooming salons.
Units to be completed include:
• Health and safety legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry
• Preparing, styling and finishing a dog
• Health checking and handling a dog in the grooming environment
• Customer service and record keeping in a dog grooming environment

You will need to provide your own grooming tabard and you are advised to purchase your own scissor set.

Guest speakers from the grooming industry will visit college. You will also visit Crufts and take part in lots of other activities throughout the year.

You will do 6 synoptic assignments (practical exams), a written assignment and an online exam.

You can gain employment in the industry as a professional dog grooming stylist, salon manager, or set up your own dog grooming business.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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