City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02) combined with City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists (QCF) (7763 – 03) – £5825

Please make an enquiry using our enquiry form at the bottom of this page

Course duration – 50 days.

Home Study: Yes – Online interactive learning resources included

Days of Course: 1 – 4 days per week to suit, depending on availability.

Hours of course: 8:45am – 4.45pm.

Evenings Course: No

Saturdays Available: No

Theory Lessons: No

Start dates: January, May, September

Prerequisite: None.

Experience: Little or no knowledge required.

Assessment criteria: Online & written test, practical demonstrations & a risk assessment 

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

Completion deadline: Within 3 years of registration.

Scissor Kit Worth £95: Free!

Deposit: £500 to secure place (Non-refundable after 14 day cooling off period)

Hidden Costs: NONE!

Fast Track: Yes – must have proof of relevant experience in the industry. Will take 5 – 15 days days – £2915 – No scissor kit included

Terms & Conditions available upon request

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:


  • 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:

  • 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 breed standard’s coat
  • Style and trim a short or long legged terrier’s coat
  • Style and trim a drop coat
  • Style and trim a combination coat
  • Carry out a first aid simulation on a dog
  • Carry out a risk assessment
  • Handle payments from clients
  • Welcome, receive and care for visitors