City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02) followed by City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists (QCF) (7763 – 03) – £ £5995 (includes £405 discount)

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Course duration – 60 days.

Hours of course: 9am – 3pm.

Days of Course: 1 -5 days per week to suit, depending on availability.

Start dates: To suit, depending on availability.

Prerequisite: None.

Experience: Little or no knowledge required.

Assessment criteria: Written test and practical demonstrations and assignments.

Level 3 online exam: Sat in June or November only.

Completion deadline: Within 3 years of registration.

Includes Student Scissor Starter Kit: Free

Upgraded scissor kits available to buy: £95

15% Deposit: £899 to secure place


This qualification is designed for:


  • candidates who  wish for career progression into or within the sector
  • do not have access to an N/SVQ or work-based qualifications
  • wish to develop the skills learnt from other qualifications
  • require evidence towards the underpinning knowledge of the N/SVQ or work based qualification  
  • are looking for progression towards higher education
  • are entering the industry
  • are not yet sufficiently advanced to study for the Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists alone
  • are looking for progression towards higher education


 Level 2

What you will learn:

 Mandatory Units:


  • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
  • Bathe and clean dogs
  • Clean and maintain equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
  • Control and restrain animals
  • Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
  • Basic trimming of a dog’s coat
  • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment


Level 3

What you will learn:

Mandatory Units:


  • Carry out styling and finishing of dogs
  • Assess and plan dog grooming work
  • Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals
  • Health checking a dog by a dog groomer
  • Hand stripping a dog
  • Style and trim a spaniel’s coat
  • Style and trim a short-legged terrier’s coat


Additional unit


  • Handle payments from clients
  • Welcome, receive and care for visitors
  • Moving animals between locations
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security


Optional Group 2

  • Style and trim a poodle’s coat
  • Style and trim a long-legged terrier or Schnauzer’s coat