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Qualification name Certificate in Dog Grooming
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Aim Qualifications
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost £0.00
Cost description N/A
Attendance pattern Daytime

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The Level 3 Certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming or the Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists is suitable for those who have experience of working in the industry or have completed a related qualification. This level is ideal if you've worked in the dog grooming industry for some time. You may have plenty of experience, and you want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a management role. 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. The qualification is suitable for school leavers or for adults looking for a change in career. It is designed to contribute towards the knowledge and understanding for the work-based diplomas in Animal Care while containing additional skills and knowledge which go beyond the scope of the National Occupational Standards. It provides a valuable alternative for those candidates who do not have access to the work-based diplomas.

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To earn this qualification, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units, including: Assessing and planning dog grooming work; Health checking a dog by a dog groomer; Welcoming, receiving and caring for visitors to sites. The certificate covers the knowledge and skills for dog grooming.

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Centres can use specially designated areas within a centre to assess, for example, the grooming of dogs. The equipment, systems and machinery must meet industrial standards and be capable of being used under normal working conditions, for example drying cabinet.

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Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will be assessed by your centre via the following assessments outlined by the course: online multiple choice tests, e-volve; assignments for mandatory units; practical exams for styling units.

A Level 3 qualification could help you get a job as a: Senior dog groomer; Manager of a dog-grooming salon. You could progress onto other Level 3 animal care qualifications, or to an apprenticeship.

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Name MCDT Formby
Address The Whitehouse Dog Grooming and Small Pet Centre
29 West Lane
L37 7AZ
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Phone 0151 236 1748

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