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Level 3 Certificate-
Pet Grooming & Styling 

Dog Grooming Tools

Course Length:          20 days over 10 weeks

Course Available:             Monday & Tuesday

Course Time:                              9:30 – 15:30

Course Fee:                                         £2000


Course Duration  

Practical Learning Hours: 120 hours in the salon

Theoretical Learning Hours: 60 Hours

Total Course Time: 180 hours 

Qualification Objective:

The AIM Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming has been designed for those who wish to learn the basic cuts and trims to be able to work in a grooming salon. The qualification covers assessing, planning, and recording grooming work, health checking dogs prior to grooming and essential first aid.


The qualification is made up of a range of theoretical and practical units related to canine health and wellbeing and cutting and trimming dogs' coats.

Assessment method(s): Portfolio of evidence, including evidence of practical work as well as written assignments the students will need to complete 5 different coat styles across 3 different breeds.

Evidence is collected by video's, recorded discussions and witness testimonies.

The units that will be covered are:

Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work

Be able to assess, plan and record all aspects of dog grooming whilst promoting health and safety.

Canine First Aid - The first aid course will be delivered by us face to face

To provide learners with basic knowledge and understanding of Canine First Aid, including when to call the vet and how to dress wounds. Learners will also understand who can administer first aid and the classification of emergencies. They will understand how to assess and examine injured dogs, along with learning how to treat a variety of potential injuries and emergency events e.g.  convulsions.

Carry Out Basic Pet Grooms and Styles on Dog's Coats

This unit gives learners the knowledge and skills to be able to confirm that the environment, equipment and tools are clean and suitable for use, to remove excess hair from a dog’s coat prior to bathing, how to remove mats, tangles, knots and "dead coat" from a dog prior to bathing and clipping and how to carry out a basic groom and tidy of a dog's coat.

Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer

Be able to carry out and monitor the health status of a dog and promote the animal's wellbeing.

Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals.

Be able to promote and maintain the health and welfare of animals following health and safety requirements.


Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

To be able to communicate, manage and maintain customers.

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