City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists (QCF) (7763 – 03) – £4800

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

Course duration:
30 days

Home Study: Yes – All course materiel provided

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

Hours of Course: 9am – 3pm (flexible)

Evenings Course: No

Saturdays Available: No

Theory Lessons: No

Start dates: April 2023

Prerequisite: City and Guilds 7763-02 Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

Experience: Some grooming assistant experience recommended

Assessment criteria: Practical demonstrations & a risk assessment

Written Exam: Sat in June or November only

Completion deadline: Within 3 years of registration.

Scissor Kits 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 days – £2700 – 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 a work based diploma
  • wish to develop the skills learnt from other qualifications  
  • require evidence towards the underpinning knowledge of the work based diploma  
  • are looking for progression towards higher education


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