Your first step towards a fulfilling career as a dog groomer
Our AIM/Skills and Education Level-3 Diploma in Dog Grooming includes 40 days of practical hands-on training combined with additional home study. You'll learn everything from basic anatomy to practical styling techniques across a variety of breeds. The course includes a startup pack with essential tools and offers insights into launching your grooming career, along with choosing the right equipment.
- Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work
- Canine First Aid
- Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog
- Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer
- Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers
- Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals
- You will demonstrate your skills through practical sessions, workbook assignments, and a grooming portfolio, and complete three supervised assessments to mark your readiness for a successful career in dog grooming.
- Practical Demonstrations
- Workbook Completion
- 3 Grooming Assessments under Supervision
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The AIM Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is suitable for those looking to pursue a career in dog grooming, as well as individuals who have experience in the industry but lack a formal nationally recognised qualification. There are no prerequisites in terms of previous industry knowledge or lower-level qualifications required for enrolment.
Students will gain knowledge about various dog coat types and different breed styles. You will practice a range of grooming techniques suitable for each coat type, build a diary of breeds groomed, and learn to groom dogs from initial assessment to final grooming.
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.
The training centre is open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm with courses on going throughout the year.
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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.