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Dog Grooming Diploma

QLS Endorsed Level 3 Advanced Diploma | Free CPD Accredited PDF Certificate | Unlimited Access for 365 Days

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12 hours
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365 days
No formal qualification
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Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming at QLS Level 3

This course in Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming at QLS Level 3 is for individuals aspiring to get into or already in the dog grooming industry. individuals that would love to groom their pet dogs on their own might also find this course worthwhile, as this professionally narrated course will get you into terms with all the dog grooming techniques and methods in a matter of days. All you need to start with this course is a passion for animal care and a qualification at Level 2 or above in a related disciple.

The Dog Grooming course start by taking you through the history and relationship between dogs and human owners. You will then be taught on the safe set up procedure for grooming, pet safety and pet safety procedures to ensure you follow it in your dog grooming activities. This course will also focus on the different breeds of dogs to provide you the confidence in handling and grooming them as per their grooming needs.

This comprehensive course will help you master the different grooming techniques and methods that are essential to add a professional flair to your grooming career. All the aspects of setting up a dog grooming business of your own will also be extensively covered through this dog grooming course to help bring your passion to life. By the end of this course, you will walk away with an endorsed certification that is a guaranteed way to get into the animal care or grooming industry.

**This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. 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 Quality Licence Scheme website**

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What Will I Learn?

  • Gain a clear understanding of the history and relationship between the dog and human owner.
  • Become confident in grooming techniques and how to apply them on different breeds of dogs.
  • Understand that each dog is different and grooming should be done to fit the dog’s unique needs.
  • Learn how to groom dogs quickly while ensuring they feel comfortable with you.
  • Acquire business skills needed to set-up a dog grooming business.


(Module 01) Introduction To Grooming

  • History and evolution of dog grooming
  • Origins of dog grooming
  • Bark the loudest
  • A profession of the future

(Module 02) Safe Set Up Procedure For Grooming

  • Safe set up procedures
  • Pet safety
  • Safety for you and your staff
  • Safety restraints
  • Muzzles

(Module 03) Pet Safety

  • Pet Safety

(Module 04) Pet Safety Procedures

  • Introduction
  • How to approach an injured or ill dog
  • Artificial respiration
  • Heart massage
  • Heat stroke
  • Stress from shock
  • Electric shock
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Pet first aid and emergency kit

(Module 05) Dogs Common Skin And Coat Disorders

  • Introduction
  • Eczema
  • Ringworm
  • Dandruff

(Module 06) Scabies Otitis Conjunctivitis And Plaque

  • Scabies
  • Otitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Plaque

(Module 07) Grooming Tools

  • Large items
  • Cutting equipment and scissors
  • Brushes and Combs
  • Accessories

(Module 08) Hygiene And Disinfection Procedures

  • Hygiene and disinfection
  • General first aid kit

(Module 09) How To Dog Groomers Approach Dogs

  • The dog groomers approach dogs
  • Advice for clients on preparing dogs for grooming
  • Aggressive dogs
  • Why wash?
  • Before you start
  • Important little places
  • Shampoo
  • Dive in!

(Module 10) Anatomy Types Of Coat

  • Anatomy
  • Types of coat
  • Table of grooming levels
  • Bathing dogs with long hair
  • Bathing dogs with curly hair
  • Bathing dogs with short hair
  • Bathing Nordic dogs

(Module 11) Standard Dog Grooming Styles

  • Introduction
  • Poodle
  • Yorkshire terrier
  • White west highland terrier
  • English cocker spaniel
  • Shih Tzu
  • Schnauzer
  • Labrador/retriever
  • French bulldog
  • Samoyed husky
  • Mongrel / mutt / mixed breed

Method of Assessment

This online course will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


★★Quality Licence Scheme Certification★★

At the Completion of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

✤Certification Fee (Printed Quality Licence Scheme Certificate) – £24 ONLY!!

★★CPD Accredited Certificate★★

Learners who complete the course successful will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

✤CPD Accredited Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) – FREE!

✤CPD Accredited Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) – £19 ONLY!!

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.

Endorsed by

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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 TOTUM discount card

Who is this course for?

The course in Dog Grooming is ideally suited for,

  • 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 who has a deep interest in animal care


This Dog Grooming course requires no formal qualifications and this certification is open to everyone

Career path

This Dog Grooming course would be beneficial for the following careers:

  • Dog Groomer
  • Dog Grooming Service
  • Dog Walker
  • Pet Care Specialist
  • Pet Sitter
  • Pet Groomer
  • Pet Care Assistant

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Certificate of completion

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