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Dog Grooming Study Programme - Level 3 Diploma  - 2019:20

Location: Merrist Wood College
Course Code: NEC02LF1A01P
Year: 2019:20
Start Date:  09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
FT/PT:  Full-Time 
Exam Board:  Edexcel
Fund Type: L
Tuition Fees (16-19): £ 0
Exam Fees (16-19): £ 0
Subject Area

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Content / Overview 

This full-time study programme combines modules from Animal Management and Dog Grooming to help you pursue a career in the dog grooming industry.

You will develop a range of skills, including bathing and cleaning dogs, controlling and restraining animals, and handling payments from clients.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade 4/5 in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Course Modules 

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Practical Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Work Experience

Plus elements of the Level 1 Introduction to Dog Grooming and Dog grooming Assistants Level 2 Certificate.

Why Study Here

  • 400 acre, multi-award winning college.
  • Taught by enthusiastic and passionate staff with industry related experience.
  • Recently refurbished Dog Grooming Centre which is open to the public.
  • State-of-the-art Animal Management Centre with tropical and desert biomes, nocturnal room and large husbandry room.
  • Fully functioning farm with rare breed sheep and cows, pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, ducks and more.

Suitable For

This programme is suitable for school leavers who are interested in pursuing a career in the dog grooming industry.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above. You must also have completed some work experience in a dog grooming establishment.


Externally set and marked assignments, written assignments and practical skills tests.

Further Study

You could progress on to a degree level programme at the College or another university.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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