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AIM Level 3 Introductory Award Course

(AIM: Formerly OCN – Open College Network)

The AIM QUALIFICATIONS LEVEL 3 AWARD: Introduction to Dog Grooming – Taster Day £195


Day 1. (Taster Day): £195
Days 2 to 8: £1365 (inclusive of Award registration fees, learning journals and Certificate).


Total of 8 days (inclusive of Taster Day). Attendance can be flexible by arrangement.

Contact us to arrange a start date

Payment Options

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This is an introductory day for the complete beginner. You will be shown how to carry out a visual health check, how to brush, bath and dry dogs of all different breeds and sizes and how to handle dogs safely. You will also see some of the pre- styling prep work such as trimming nails and dew claws and cleaning ears and then you can watch the stylists create their magic. At the end of your day you will know how dog grooming works and how you feel. You then have the option to enrol for a further 7 days to gain the Award. These further days can run on from the Introductory day or be flexible to suit your other commitments.

Award Certificate Units: – requires a further 7 days to complete

Carry out basic maintenance of a dog’s coat:-
Visual Health Check
Brushing out and de-shedding
Learning when and how to remove knots and tangles
Selecting and mixing appropriate shampoos
Bathing dogs
Drying dogs – this may include using high velocity dryers
Using brushes / combs to check coat finish and ensure that coat is ready for styling
Understanding coat types

Promote and maintain the Health and Wellbeing of Animals:-

Moving dogs between locations
Legislation – The Animal Welfare Act 2006
Health and Safety in the Grooming Salon

Cost (7 Award Unit Days) – £1365
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