Four Paws Open College Network Level 3 Diploma

The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming qualification is top of the class at Four Paws Groom School. 


Four Paws Groom School is proud to have developed this qualification in conjunction with Open College Network West Midlands and it is exclusively available to Four Paws until January 2019, after which time other training centres in the UK will be able to offer our course. 


Over the period of 25 days in one of our salons, you will groom a minimum of 15 different breeds in a minimum of 20 different styles.  This exceeds other courses available and we believe gives our students a solid foundation on which to continue developing their skills and career. Unlike other qualifications of the same stature, there are no pre-requisites to starting the course, meaning you can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level course first.


As with all of our courses at Four Paws Groom School you will be trained in practical skills such as bathing, scissoring, clippering, nail trimming and ear plucking.


Units included within this qualification are:


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


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.


It has been designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby or career) but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.  For experienced groomers, we can offer a fast-track plan to gaining the qualification by skill demonstration over 10 days. 

For more information, please visit the BIGA Training Centres page.


The British Isles Grooming Association (BIGA)

A Not-for-Profit Trade Association and Community Support Network

 Registered at St. George‚Äôs House, 14 George Street, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 3GH. Reg. No. 10085801

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