Your route to becoming a qualified dog groomer
For experienced dog groomers, we offer recognition of prior learning. Whether you have no formal qualifications, Level 2 qualification, or are simply seeking an alternative route, this program is tailored for you.
With our program, you'll have the flexibility to complete the course in your own salon and at a pace that suits your schedule. Our program includes our full course portfolio, enrolment fees, and a one-to-one induction day at our training academy or via video call. Upon completion, you will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming certificate.
- An industry recognised certification
- Canine First Aid certification
- Flexibility to complete within your own salon
- No previous qualifications required
- Professional tutor support through out
You will demonstrate your skills through practical sessions, workbook assignments, and a grooming portfolio, and complete three supervised assessments to demonstrate your skills for a successful career in dog grooming.
- Practical demonstrations
- Workbook completion
- 3 grooming assessments under supervision
Enhance your grooming career
Flexible completion time
Recognising that each learner's journey is unique, we offer the flexibility to complete the program at your pace. Choose from shorter or extended timelines to fit your schedule.
Course pack & tailored support
Your success matters. You'll receive an extensive course pack containing all the theory work you need to complete the course. Our experienced tutors provide ongoing support as you build your grooming portfolio.
Practical salon experience
Participate in a training day at our grooming academy in Hampshire, where you'll receive hands-on guidance, feedback, and practical application.
Upon successful completion, you'll be awarded the AIM/Skills and Education Group Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming certificate, officially recognising your expertise.
First aid training included
Our program concludes with an accredited first aid course, enhancing your knowledge and readiness for any grooming situation.
Hampshire dog grooming academy
Upper Hound Training Academy, located in Hampshire's picturesque countryside, features a modern dog grooming academy.
Our range of tailored courses are designed to meet your unique needs and goals. Our dedicated instructors are committed to helping you excel in the dog grooming industry.
Whether you're looking to switch careers, start a new business, or elevate your existing expertise, we have everything you need to launch and take your career to new heights.
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Frequently asked questions
The AIM Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is a highly regarded qualification in the dog grooming industry. It offers flexible course content that covers essential knowledge and skills for grooming and styling dogs. This includes equipment usage and maintenance, dog health in the salon, handling different scenarios, and canine first aid.
This qualification provides a holistic and flexible training approach, combining hands-on practical learning with essential knowledge of canine first aid. It also enhances salon management and communication skills for working with dogs and their owners, and equips you to work with different breeds and styles.
This regulated qualification includes grooming and styling various breeds and coat types. It also covers fundamental dog anatomy, dog behavior, dog management and handling, health checks and care, an overview of salon equipment, selecting the right tools for the job, proper product usage for different coats, nail clipping, drying and brushing techniques, practical hands-on experience, customer care, business protocols, and relevant legislation.
This course is not a passive "watch me" program; instead, it emphasises hands-on training in dog grooming and styling. It also incorporates theoretical knowledge about equipment, business management, canine health standards, and record-keeping. The course is not exam-based but is assessed both practically and theoretically by experienced assessors.
If you have further questions or need more information about the course, feel free to contact us. Our team has extensive experience in the dog grooming industry and can provide you with valuable insights and guidance to help you make informed decisions about your future. Our advice is free, and we welcome your inquiries without any obligations.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a recognised Level 3 diploma qualification, affirming their skills and enhancing their professional credibility in the industry.
Absolutely! Our dog grooming course not only teaches you about grooming but also covers essential aspects of running a successful dog grooming business. We'll delve into topics such as pricing, customer service, and effective scheduling. Our experienced instructors will provide valuable insights and advice drawn from their own industry experiences.
Yes, all our trainers are Level-3 qualified and undergo regular continuous professional development to ensure you receive the most up-to-date training. Our academy is registered with top industry organisations for certified groomer training.