Dog Grooming Professional Level 3

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Become a dog groomer, with our level 3 online course. Learn how to brush and bath, different coat types, grooming considerations and how to launch your own successful dog grooming business. Complete in as little as 3 months, working at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

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About This Dog Grooming Course

Becoming a dog groomer can be a very rewarding career financially. If you’re a dog lover, you will have the added bonus of working with dogs all day, whilst earning money for the privilege.

If you wish to open your own dog grooming salon, work for an existing salon or do mobile grooming, this online dog grooming course will give you the skills you need to succeed.

To gain your Dog Groomer Level 3 accreditation, you will need to complete all tutor marked assignments within a twelve month period. There are a total of six assignments for the course, with all the information required to complete within your study pack, or online learning portal. There is no need to purchase additional reading material to complete the course.

All assignments are coursework based and are in an essay/question and answer style to test your knowledge of the topics covered in each of the course sections.

This course teaches the knowledge required to work in this sector and helps people to launch their own grooming business so that they can provide excellent care to dogs on a daily basis.

Note: On completion of this course, you can start your own Dog Grooming course, earning an average of £25/hr (£35,000/year)!

Course Units

  • Unit 1: The Role of the Dog Groomer
  • Unit 2: Obedience
  • Unit 3: Brushing and Bathing
  • Unit 4: Coat Types and Trimming
  • Unit 5: Grooming Considerations
  • Unit 6: Launching a Dog Grooming Business

Facts about dog grooming:

  • Dogs should be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks
  • Dog owners should ensure that their dogs nails are trimmed every 2 months
  • A dogs coat should not be washed more than once a fortnight
  • Dogs should be groomed 4 times a year for optimal coat maintenance and health


Our online dog groomer course takes an average of 80 learning and assessment hours to complete (3 months). Assessments are a series of written assignments with no exams or presentations required to complete the course.

You will have the chance to re-submit your assignments as needed with no additional cost. Each assignment will be marked by your tutor, who will provide advice to improve upon the assignment if required.

Required Knowledge

There is no requirement to have any background knowledge of qualifications to complete/enrol on this course and your tutor will provide support from day one! If you do have any additional learning requirements, please let your tutor know as they will then be able to tailor their feedback and support around your requirements.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from TQUK and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed). This will be a certificate in Dog Grooming Level 3.

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners’ or employers’. It is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK), meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they – and the courses they offer – meet a high standard.

TQUK are a national awarding organisation that have spent years developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a diversity of different industries. They offer a large and diverse portfolio of Ofqual regulated qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for all ages and abilities post-14.


You will receive the dog groomer level 3 manual, assignments and a comprehensive study guide, alongside your very own personal tutor who can provide you with endless support via email.

Our student support team can also handle any other queries you may have whilst completing your course, meaning you never have to struggle or feel isolated in your studies. Instead, our team will always be on hand to help throughout the full 12-month duration of your course (you are able to complete earlier than 12 months).

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No interest charged on monthly payments
  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully accredited by Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

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There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to pay between 3-12 months depending on what you choose.

Unlike other providers, we do not charge interest and there are no credit checks or application forms to complete!

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

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No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

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No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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This is a fully endorsed course, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

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Reviews from people who completed this course...

Dog Grooming Professional Level 3



Good advice

Just emailed their course advice team, got back to me immediately with a lot of helpful advice.



Enjoying every minute

Fantastic course content, with a very helpful tutor.


Dog Lover

Did badly in my GCSEs

I would highly recommend studying with this company if you are unsure of what you want to do with your future. I have completed my GCSEs and did badly so wanted something new to do and exciting. I signed up and within 3 months I was fully complete and accredited I was then able to go away and start my own small business which allowed me to spend time with my children.



I love dogs.

I love dogs so this seems like the perfect career for me, having started the course it’s let me groom my own dog and have fun in the process this doesn’t feel like a chore it feels like a hobby it’s so fun



I would highly recommend this course for anyone...

I would highly recommend this course for anyone who has a passion for looking after dogs and grooming them.


Rebekah A

Completed in 4 months

I start this course in January and have managed to complete in 4 months I would recommend to anyone who wants to be able to complete a qualification in very little amount of time



From start to finish the process has been amazing

From start to finish the process has been amazing, the sign-up was fast tutoring has been brilliant and the feedback has been excellent that I’ve received



Would recommend to anyone

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend to anyone.


Hannah B

This is a very good course with a lot of content to be absorbed

This is a very good course with a lot of content to be absorbed however it gives you all the information you need to become a dog groomer.



Very Helpful

Having studied with other providers have found the association of learning to be very helpful. The dog grooming course has allowed for me to find a passion that I really really enjoy and something that I can do for a lifetime with good money earned per hour.



Good advice

Gemma was very helpful when I emailed her in providing advice she gave me the right advice for me to be able to start my course I’m really enjoying it my tutor Lucy is very helpful

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