Course Description

Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques – Level 3 Certification

Study 365


Dog groomers and dog grooming businesses are in high demand. If you want to have a career as a dog groomer there doesn’t seem to be a better time to do it. You can gain employment in a number of animal shelters or clinics, even dog grooming services or take your first step to starting a dog grooming business. Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques – Level 3 course has given individuals who are animal lovers an opportunity of starting their own pet grooming business. Unlike in the past, pet grooming is no longer limited to celebrities. It is ideal for people who live fast-paced lifestyles or need to be away on work often. Grooming has become a part of the animal care routine. Grooming is essential in terms of not just bathing your pet but also maintaining animal health and welfare. Grooming is also widely performed on livestock.

While animals are known to groom themselves, you have to wonder how good of a job they actually do. Can they reach those difficult places? This is the time pet owners need to step in and take over grooming duties. Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques – Level 3 is a practical course that will educate individuals on how to perform grooming tasks on their pets.

Not every animal is groomed in the same way. For instance, some dogs have short fur and others have long fur. The course will enable individuals to understand different techniques of grooming different dogs. The course will feature key topics on dog grooming like the best grooming tools, understanding different types of dog coats, practicing safety procedures during grooming and how to build trust with a dog during their grooming session.

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction to dog grooming

2: Following safety procedures in grooming

3: Understanding pet safety in grooming

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4: Learning animal safety and care

5: Learning about common skin diseases and disorders

6: What are scabies otitis conjusctivitis and plaque?

7: Grooming equipment and tools

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8: Learning hygiene regulations and disinfection protocols

9: How to approach grooming

10: Different coats of animals

11: Types of grooming styles

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Learning Outcomes

  • Have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a dog groomer and what I it takes to perform that job role.
  • Gain confidence in grooming techniques and learn how to apply them on different breeds of dogs.
  • Learn that no two dogs are alike, which means that grooming should be done to fit the dog’s unique needs.
  • Learn how to build trust between you and your dog during the grooming session.
  • Learn how to groom dogs quickly while ensuring they feel comfortable with you.
  • Learn business skills needed to set-up your own dog grooming business.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Individuals who want to learn dog grooming skills
  • Individuals who are animal lovers and want to run their own dog grooming business
  • Pet carer, dog walker
  • Anyone with a deep interest in animal care

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.


Upon the completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming Techniques by ABC Awards. The Certification will also include the summary of units learned. Each unit will include the specificities studied. You will gain a professional qualification and be viewed as a marketable candidate by potential employers who will recognise your skills and commitment demonstrated while following this course.

Course Code: QLS-04915

Awarding Body

ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body renowned for its extensive range of industry-standard accredited vocational qualifications. ABC Awards is Ofqual regulated and have an established reputation for cultivating high-quality and diverse skills and knowledge. They are committed to developing and awarding qualifications that showcase skills for employment. ABC Awards was established in 1998 and thousands of learners qualify for their vocational trainings each year. They offer a wide range of qualifications that cover multiple sectors and industries. They have a simplified process and learners are guaranteed to receive excellent value for money. ABC Awards ensures their partners receive the best possible service.

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Code S 0918
College Name Study 365
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Dog Groomer
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 116
Course Duration 365 Days
Entry Requirements • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
Career Path • Veterinary Assistant – (average UK yearly salary: £15,686) • Animal Shelter Manager – (average UK yearly salary: £20,404) • Animal Care Technician • Animal Caretaker – (average UK yearly salary: £14,995) • Pet Care Attendant • Dog Groomer – (average UK hourly pay: £8.08) Others jobs you can get • Pet Care Specialist • Pet Care Associate • Dog Bather • Dog Walker • Pet Care Assistant
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