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Animal/Veterinary Care & Dog Grooming

Care for everything from ferrets, rabbits and llamas to snakes, spiders and lizards and learn a whole host of skills to help you get started in this amazingly rich and varied industry, that includes farms, zoos and animal conservation charities.

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Professional Dog Stylists Level 3 Diploma

This professional course is designed for dog groomers working in the industry who wish to further improve their skills. You will thrive in the busy atmosphere of a commercial grooming parlour, Distinguished Dogs, which has an excellent reputation and produces award winning groomers. Outstanding support by staff leads to exceptionally high success and an unforgettable learning experience.

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Achievement of this qualification demonstrates that you have the necessary skills and professionalism to work within the dog grooming industry or to start your own business.

Reason: 
To further develop your skills and gain professional recognition
Reason 2: 
OFSTED Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment
Reason 3: 
Inspirational, well qualified tutors with current industry experience
Reason 4: 
Friendly and encouraging environment supporting all to achieve
Reason 5: 
Industry insights help you find employment or start your own business
What will I Study: 

You will learn everything there is to know about how to be a professional dog groomer, including clipping, hand-stripping, trimming and finishing a range of dog breeds with different coat types to an extremely high standard.

How will I be taught: 

All teaching takes place in the grooming parlour where you will work closely with a lecturer and grooming assistant - both of whom have proven track records within the industry. You will work on dogs provided by customers to a commercial parlour and will occasionally be able to work on your own dogs.

How will I be assessed: 

Students are continually assessed throughout the course by tutors and complete mock exam scenarios in preparation for formal assessment. When you have reached the required standard you will sit practical examinations by external examiners. Practical exams at present are held on weekends.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ANC083
Entry requirements: 
You should already have achieved the Dog Grooming Introductory Level 3 Certificate and be working in the dog grooming industry. Suitability will be assessed at interview, which includes a practical skills test (clipping, trimming and finishing a prepared dog to level 3 standards).
Course Code: 
ANC083
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
ANC083BD1B
EBS Updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 20:00

Dog Grooming Courses

Professional Dog Stylists Level 3 Diploma

This professional course is designed for dog groomers working in the industry who wish to further improve their skills. You will thrive in the busy atmosphere of a commercial grooming parlour, Distinguished Dogs, which has an excellent reputation and produces award winning groomers. Outstanding support by staff leads to exceptionally high success and an unforgettable learning experience.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates that you have the necessary skills and professionalism to work within the dog grooming industry or to start your own business.

Reason: 
To further develop your skills and gain professional recognition
Reason 2: 
OFSTED Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment
Reason 3: 
Inspirational, well qualified tutors with current industry experience
Reason 4: 
Friendly and encouraging environment supporting all to achieve
Reason 5: 
Industry insights help you find employment or start your own business
What will I Study: 

You will learn everything there is to know about how to be a professional dog groomer, including clipping, hand-stripping, trimming and finishing a range of dog breeds with different coat types to an extremely high standard.

How will I be taught: 

All teaching takes place in the grooming parlour where you will work closely with a lecturer and grooming assistant - both of whom have proven track records within the industry. You will work on dogs provided by customers to a commercial parlour and will occasionally be able to work on your own dogs.

How will I be assessed: 

Students are continually assessed throughout the course by tutors and complete mock exam scenarios in preparation for formal assessment. When you have reached the required standard you will sit practical examinations by external examiners. Practical exams at present are held on weekends.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ANC083
Entry requirements: 
You should already have achieved the Dog Grooming Introductory Level 3 Certificate and be working in the dog grooming industry. Suitability will be assessed at interview, which includes a practical skills test (clipping, trimming and finishing a prepared dog to level 3 standards).
Course Code: 
ANC083
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
ANC083BD1B
EBS Updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 20:00

What can I study?

  • animal care
  • animal management
  • veterinary nursing
  • animal industries

Facilities & Opportunities

  • brand new purpose built animal care centre
  • tropical and arid reptiles, invertebrates, amphibians, exotic mammals and outdoor animals including llamas
  • laboratory
  • outdoor animal areas
  • commercial dog grooming parlour with paying customers
  • commercial dairy and sheep farm
  • veterinary nursing suite with operating theatre and consulting room
  • equine centre and stables

Your Future

You could work with animals in kennels, catteries and rescue centres, at veterinary surgeries and pet shops, in wildlife parks or with regulatory research and conservation organisations in the UK or overseas.


What will I be doing?

Animal management roles can involve the care and upkeep of different species of animals. You would be responsible for duties such as cleaning, feeding and the general welfare of the animals.


What skills will I need?

Observation, communication, good practical skills, patience and resilience, the ability to problem solve, a love of animals and good customer service skills.