Dog Grooming Level 3

Course code: OSC1014
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Would you love to work with man’s best friend? Maybe you want to learn the skills to be able to groom your own dog? This is where our dog grooming course comes in!

  • Learn about the fascinating history and anatomy of dogs
  • 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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

Boost your knowledge and understanding of how to groom dogs professionally, from home!
All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours.

Course Outcome

Dog Grooming Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content
  • What is dog grooming?
  • The benefits of dog grooming
  • Equipment
  • Different roles
  • Shows
  • 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
  • Internal parasites
  • External parasites
  • Canine First Aid
  • Managing injuries
  • Training to groom
  • Handling difficult dogs
  • Brushing techniques
  • Massage
  • Breed-specific grooming techniques
  • How to bathe a dog
  • How to dry a dog
  • Clipping and stripping
  • Stripping techniques
  • Clipping techniques
  • Basic techniques
  • Pet cut
  • Advanced clipping styles
  • Spaniel coats
  • Poodle coats
  • 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
Extra Info

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 80 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).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

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.

Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE CV writing service
FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
FREE XO Student Discounts card
* Comprehensive study guide
* Exclusive Open Study College Pen
* Student study planner
* Three colour highlighter
* Student notebook
* Document wallet

*Not included with the online study option

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.

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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