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Dog Grooming Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / PI181

The Dog Grooming Diploma aims to provide learners with an understanding of the art of dog grooming and the benefits of grooming your own pet and other animals.

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WAS £408.00

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course duration: 200 hrs

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Course Description

Being a dog groomer is an exciting and rewarding job for those who have a passion and a love for dogs. This course offers you the chance to study for a new career at your own pace. Being a dog groomer can be a flexible job opportunity which allows you to build up your business at the rate you want to. It is an ideal course for those who wish to work as a groomer part time or for those who wish to make dog grooming their full time occupation. 

Dog grooming is not just for show dogs. Many owners wish to have their dog groomed regularly to keep their hair cut short and neat or to remove heavy and thick coats. Others will only require a nail trim, ear clean or just a refreshing bath for their beloved pet. 

This course teaches you the basic requirements that are needed to start your own dog grooming business. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of dogs, their behaviour and how to handle a dog safely. You will study in-depth the equipment that is used to restrain, prepare and groom a dog. You will be learning about the essential pieces of equipment that are required and how to use them properly. You will study the step by step procedures of inspecting a dog, brushing the coat to remove unwanted hair, clipping or using scissors, bathing, drying and finishing. Each step has photographs and diagrams to assist in your learning and understanding. 

You will gain a knowledge which enables you to perform basic health checks of the dogs. You will be looking for fleas, ticks, infections, cuts, grazes and any other minor issues. The course teaches you how to greet and approach a dog and discuss the requirements the owner has. 

The course explains the several techniques that are used on different breeds of dogs and how to perform these techniques to achieve the desired look. You will be studying the use of clippers, scissors and other implements which cut or remove the hair. 

The final module of this course gives you a detailed explanation on how to start up your business as a dog groomer, the legal requirements that are necessary and information on health and safety issues. You will gain knowledge on how to design a business plan and understand the pros and cons of starting up a business, gain understanding on how to advertise your business and where to work from.

By the end of this course you will have gained knowledge on how to greet a dog and understand its behaviour. You will know how to prepare it for grooming, perform the essential procedure required for grooming, know how to start up and run your own business successfully and how to advertise your business.

Modules

Module 1 - Being a dog groomer
Module 2 - Equipment used and handling dogs 
Module 3 - Preparation and bathing procedure
Module 4 - Clipping, stripping and using scissors
Module 5 - Setting up your business

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Dog Grooming Diploma. This Dog Grooming Diploma is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Dog Grooming and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Dog Grooming Diploma at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support. 

Although no previous knowledge is required learners may wish to study this course alongside the Level 3 Canine Studies Diploma.

Assessment

Learners are required to complete a tutor marked assignment at the end of each module. This assignment requires learners to use various techniques to form arguments and conclusions including: analysing data, understanding different approaches and forming theories based on evidence. 

Upon successful completion of the 5 modules, students will receive a certificate of achievement

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course itself has been designed by NCC Resources Limited to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC 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 is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Dog Grooming Diploma. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your Dog Grooming Diploma. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

course description

Course Description

Being a dog groomer is an exciting and rewarding job for those who have a passion and a love for dogs. This course offers you the chance to study for a new career at your own pace. Being a dog groomer can be a flexible job opportunity which allows you to build up your business at the rate you want to. It is an ideal course for those who wish to work as a groomer part time or for those who wish to make dog grooming their full time occupation. 

Dog grooming is not just for show dogs. Many owners wish to have their dog groomed regularly to keep their hair cut short and neat or to remove heavy and thick coats. Others will only require a nail trim, ear clean or just a refreshing bath for their beloved pet. 

This course teaches you the basic requirements that are needed to start your own dog grooming business. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of dogs, their behaviour and how to handle a dog safely. You will study in-depth the equipment that is used to restrain, prepare and groom a dog. You will be learning about the essential pieces of equipment that are required and how to use them properly. You will study the step by step procedures of inspecting a dog, brushing the coat to remove unwanted hair, clipping or using scissors, bathing, drying and finishing. Each step has photographs and diagrams to assist in your learning and understanding. 

You will gain a knowledge which enables you to perform basic health checks of the dogs. You will be looking for fleas, ticks, infections, cuts, grazes and any other minor issues. The course teaches you how to greet and approach a dog and discuss the requirements the owner has. 

The course explains the several techniques that are used on different breeds of dogs and how to perform these techniques to achieve the desired look. You will be studying the use of clippers, scissors and other implements which cut or remove the hair. 

The final module of this course gives you a detailed explanation on how to start up your business as a dog groomer, the legal requirements that are necessary and information on health and safety issues. You will gain knowledge on how to design a business plan and understand the pros and cons of starting up a business, gain understanding on how to advertise your business and where to work from.

By the end of this course you will have gained knowledge on how to greet a dog and understand its behaviour. You will know how to prepare it for grooming, perform the essential procedure required for grooming, know how to start up and run your own business successfully and how to advertise your business.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Dog Grooming Diploma. This Dog Grooming Diploma is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Dog Grooming and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Dog Grooming Diploma at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support. 

Although no previous knowledge is required learners may wish to study this course alongside the Level 3 Canine Studies Diploma.

assessment

Assessment

Learners are required to complete a tutor marked assignment at the end of each module. This assignment requires learners to use various techniques to form arguments and conclusions including: analysing data, understanding different approaches and forming theories based on evidence. 

Upon successful completion of the 5 modules, students will receive a certificate of achievement

support

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Dog Grooming Diploma. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your Dog Grooming Diploma. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

modules

Modules

Module 1 - Being a dog groomer
Module 2 - Equipment used and handling dogs 
Module 3 - Preparation and bathing procedure
Module 4 - Clipping, stripping and using scissors
Module 5 - Setting up your business

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course itself has been designed by NCC Resources Limited to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC 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 is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.