AIM Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

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Level 3 Diploma In Dog Grooming

The Open College Network L3 Diploma in Dog Grooming was launched in January 2017 by The Open College Network West Midlands. This new qualification was introduced to be an alternative route from the City & Guilds. The AIM qualification is the same level as the full Level 3 Diploma by City & Guilds. Both the City & Guilds Diploma and the new AIM Diploma are both regulated by Ofqual and are both the only two qualifications on the National Educational Framework.

What we like about the AIM Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming:

Firstly, there is no need to complete a lower level qualification first, for example the C&G L2 or the C&G L3 Introductory qualification. With the AIM you can go straight on to the AIM Level 3 Diploma.

Secondly, there are no formal exams or assignments. Rather than sitting exams, which can be extremely daunting, the AIM route will provide you with worksheets for each module. These questions will be answered in your own time and at your own pace. With full support from me, your assessor.

Units included within this qualification are:

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Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work

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Canine First Aid

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Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog

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Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer

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Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals

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Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

The practical units of this qualification comprise of completing 10 breeds of dog in 15 different styles. This sounds daunting at first, however we believe that this way proves your skills on a greater variety of breeds and techniques. Any breed or cross breed can be used, as long as you show a good variety of techniques and skills.

As a fast track option:

The fast track option is for anyone who is currently grooming but has no formal qualifications, has a level 2 qualification, or those wishing to take an alternative route.Once you have enrolled on the qualification, we can arrange a mutually convenient date in which I can either travel to your salon or you can come to me in Lincoln.  On this day I will then assess you on three of your 15 styles. These can be any three dog breeds that you chose. Once you have completed your initial day with me, we can start to build a portfolio of the remaining grooms that you have completed in your salon. Evidence is required in the form of photographs and videos. You have an unlimited amount of time to do this.

The final unit of the qualification is to complete one of our accredited first aid courses. These are held at venues around the country or you can come to me to complete this. I feel every groomer should complete an accredited first aid course.

Fast track option for this qualification is £1500.00.

This will include a full course pack, all of your assessment fees, and a day with you in person to take you through the qualification and assess your three breeds, full support from me as you go through the qualification, your AIM Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming certificate. The only part that is not included in the price is our expenses if you would like us to do your initial day in your own salon. If you come to us there is no extra cost.

Pricing Options:


AIM Level 3 Dog Grooming Certificate

Inclusive of AIM Enrolment Fee, Course and Tuition Fees 

Designed to people with no previous grooming experience

5-day intensive course 


(plus expenses if coming to you ) 


AIM Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma

Inclusive of AIM Enrolment Fee, Face to Face first Aid, Course, Tuition Fees, 

25 days 


(plus expenses if coming to you ) 

Payment plans available to help spread the cost please enquire for further information 

Course times are 9:30 to 4:00 with a break for lunch (For full day course please bring a packed lunch)

Dress Code: Please wear old clothing, flat comfortable footwear- no open toed footwear due to health and safety.

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