Course Overview

Dog Grooming Level 3

Course code: OSC1014

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Would you love to work with mans best friend?

Maybe you want to learn the skills to be able to groom your own dog?

Then this is where our dog grooming course comes in!

Boost your knowledge and understanding of how to groom dogs professionally, from home!

This course enables you to:

  • Understand that grooming is important for keeping dogs clean and healthy and preventing infection
  • Learn how to bathe, brush and dry to keep a dog's coat clean and healthy
  • Discover how to look after a dog's teeth, paws and claws to maintain optimum hygiene
  • Learn about the fascinating history and anatomy of dogs

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 27th August
Course Content
Unit 1: The Role of a Dog Groomer
  • What is dog grooming?
  • The benefits of dog grooming
  • Equipment
  • Different roles
  • Shows
Unit 2: Anatomy and History of Dogs
  • The head
  • Neck and shoulders
  • Forelegs
  • Hind legs
  • Paws
  • Claws
  • Rear end
  • Man's best friend
  • Origins of dog grooming
  • What keeps a dog's coat healthy?
  • Genetics
  • General health
  • Diet
Unit 3: Canine Health
  • Internal parasites
  • External parasites
  • Canine First Aid
  • Managing injuries
Unit 4: Bathing and Brushing Skills
  • Training to groom
  • Handling difficult dogs
  • Brushing techniques
  • Massage
  • Breed-specific grooming techniques
  • How to bathe a dog
  • How to dry a dog
Unit 5: Clipping Skills
  • Clipping and stripping
  • Stripping techniques
  • Clipping techniques
  • Basic techniques
  • Pet cut
  • Advanced clipping styles
  • Spaniel coats
  • Poodle coats
Unit 6: Teeth, Toes and Beyond
  • Face - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Fur - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Eyes - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Ears - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Teeth - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Claws - cleaning and identifying problems
Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of tutor-marked assignments. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 60 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

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).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College 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 Open Study College 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.

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.

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

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

*Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Dog Grooming Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

he tutor support has been perfect

So far so good, I took this course to expand my existing business with dogs. The tutor support has been perfect and the college staff were really friendly when I called. As for the course I have found it very easy to learn with plenty of information resulting in my 1st unit being a pass. I would highly recommend them.

- Hayley Brown

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).