OCN Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming

The OCN Level 3 Certificate  in  Dog Grooming  is a RQF registered qualification and is suitable for people who are new to the industry and can then progress onto the Diploma, or can be a stand alone qualification.

Students have 12 months to complete a Certificate in Dog Grooming qualification with Heavenlyz from the date of registration.

There is a pre-requisite to hold a Heavenlyz Level 3 Emergency Pet Care qualification.

Beginners or new to grooming  will train towards this qualification in one of Heavenlyz associated schools. The qualification has been designed for those who wish to learn the basics cuts and trims to be able to offer a commercial grooming service. The qualification covers assessing, planning and recording grooming work, health checking a dog prior to grooming and essential first aid.

After initial training you will be required to demonstrate proficiency in coat preparation. You will do this by bathing various coat types, drying appropriately per coat type and your final assessment you will be able to demonstrate a range of grooms to include 5 coat types within a commercially acceptable time.

Attending Heavenlyz accredited School will enable you with the practical skills sufficient for you to be able to sit the final assessment.

Subjects covered within this qualification include: –

  • Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers
  • Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer
  • Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work
  • Canine First Aid
  • Carry Out  Basic Styling and Finishing of a Dog
  • Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals

The qualification will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a variety of dogs.  This is a formal, regulated, nationally recognised qualification that will remain relevant throughout your career.

The OCN Level 3 Dog Grooming Certificate qualification is nationally accredited and Ofqual regulated

It has been designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognized qualification.  For experienced groomers, we can offer a fast-track plan to gaining the Diploma qualification without having to undertake a training course. See our fast-track plan here.

Training (if necessary) is arranged directly between your chosen Heavenlyz associated school. Heavenlyz Qualification assessment includes registration, certification, assessment and all course resources.

Please see our School Associate list here.

Students who have successfully achieved the OCN Level 3 Certificate in Dog grooming with Heavenlyz will then be able to ‘fast Track’ onto the Diploma if completed within a 3 year time frame .

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