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25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Course


The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – 603/0891/6

This nationally recognised qualification encourages skills necessary when grooming dogs with different types of coat. Learners will learn how to use a variety of equipment and increase their knowledge of grooming styles. Learners will gain knowledge of canine first aid and have an understanding of the health and wellbeing of different breeds of dog.

Learners will have an opportunity to gain competence in the Dog Grooming workplace.

This qualification has been designed for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification. No previous experience or level 2 qualification is required to enrol for this course. Here at Just 4 Paws, we include training for all techniques, including Hand stripping. This is an important salon technique and is not required as standard for the OCN.

Units included within this qualification cover:
Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work
Canine First Aid
Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog
Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer
Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals
Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers
This course includes a seperate A FREE certificate Animal First Aid

Full aftercare support is given along with business set up advice and guidance.

Professional Equipment Packs can be provided to take the hassle out of sourcing your own tools, please ask at time of booking.

For anyone looking for accommodation nearby during the length of their course, we recommand staying at the The Paddock at Peacock Farm B & B, which offers discounted rates for Just4Paws students.

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Course Length: 
25/30 Days
Course Fee: 
£4850 (extended 30 day course £5100, recommended for those with no previous experience)
Course Days: 
Course Times: 
10.30am start

Student Reviews

I travelled 8,000 Miles in 8 weeks to and from central Scotland to train with Amy.

I had researched a lot of grooming schools and couldn’t find anyone with the expertise, knowledge and passion that Amy has.

Every day was different. Every breed was different. One day you are clipping next day handstripping.

I learnt so much from Amy. She gave me the confidence that I needed to become a successful groomer.

I now have my own salon employing a bather after only being open for a year.

Tracy Hainey

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