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AIM Level 3 Fast Track Diploma Course

(AIM: Formerly OCN – Open College Network)


The AIM (Formerly OCN – Open College Network) Level 3 Diploma – Fast Track for Experienced Groomers – Cost £1250  (scroll down for details)


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The Fast Track Option: If you are already a dog groomer with experience but have no formal qualifications this could be your quickest route  to gain a recognised Diploma without the need to undergo further training. 

  • You will be able to demonstrate – with the use of such documentation as records, photos and witness evidence – that you have the required  number of hours bathing, drying and styling experience in dog grooming to meet a total of 280 hours. Witness evidence can consist of your own customers signing and dating photos of their dog/dogs to endorse your evidence of grooming, attendance certificates for continued professional development, seminars and refresher days etc.

You would need to attend our training centre for an ‘initiation day’ in which you would be given your Learners Journal and work sheets – and we would talk you through everything you needed to do. You would also be given the option to return to us for half day when you have completed your Learners Journal so that we can check it before it goes for marking. The Learners Journal forms part of your qualification credits so we would want to help you to ensure that the content was appropriate and sufficient to gain a successful result.

If you felt that you needed to ‘polish up’ on any practical skills or breed styles you would have the option to attend our Improver Days to work with us to get you ready – (this would be at an additional cost – see Improver Course for details).  

You would also need to attend our accredited Canine First Aid Course (not included in course price)

The final unit of the qualification is to complete a practical assessment by grooming and styling one pure breed dog in the presence of an appointed AIM Assessor. This would take place at Dapper Dogs so no requirement to travel to a different venue. The date for this can be quite flexible and arranged nearer the time of completion.

Cost for Fast Track: £1250  (inclusive of AIM Registration & Qualification, Initiation Day and Learner’s Journal Guidance, all Course materials and Final Assessment and Certification).

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