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Course Length
25/30 Days
Course Times

10am start

Course Fee
From £5,000

30 day course £5250, 25 Day available to those with Basic Experience £5000, Extended 40 day course available for those who want a slower learning pace, £6250

From novice to professional groomer in just one month! 


Level 3 Diploma

The Skills Education Group Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (Formerly know as the OCN)

This course delivers a higher standard of training than our competitors, as we include advance handstripping and confirmational styling techniques. This is due to the extremely high experience level and knowledge of the course tutor Amy Manser, who's expertise are recognised worldwide. Set your standards higher than your competitiors and earn and greater income!!!


This course is perfect for those who prefer a more holistic assessment process and for those who feel uncomfortable with timed exams.

This course uses a portfolio to document assignment work and evidence of practical skills.

This nationally recognised qualification encourages skills necessary when grooming dogs with different types of coat. Learners will learn how to use a variety of equipment and increase their knowledge of grooming styles.

Learners will gain knowledge of canine first aid and have an understanding of the health and wellbeing of different breeds of dog and will have an opportunity to gain competence in the Dog Grooming workplace.

Unlike many courses, we start practical training from day one of your course, so you can start gaining confidence with the different tools and handling dogs straight away.

We have a great online revision source available to all our learners, to make completing theory based work a breeze.

This qualification has been designed for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.

No previous experience or level 2 qualification is required to enrol for this course. Here at Just 4 Paws, we include training for all techniques, including Hand stripping. This is an important salon technique and is not required as standard for the SEG.

Units included within this qualification cover:

  • 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
  • This course includes a seperate FREE certificate Animal First Aid

Full aftercare support is given along with business set up advice and guidance. No previous experience is required, this will take you from being a complete beginner up to where you can run your own business as a stylist.

Professional Equipment Packs can be provided to take the hassle out of sourcing your own tools, please ask at time of booking.

For anyone looking for accommodation nearby during the length of their course, we recommand staying at the The Paddock at Peacock Farm B & B, which offers discounted rates for Just 4 Paws students. We also have alternative AIR B &B's available from £25 per night.

NEW- Payment plans available for part-time courses, please contact us for full details.

I travelled 8,000 Miles in 8 weeks to and from central Scotland to train with Amy. I had researched a lot of grooming schools and couldn’t find anyone with the expertise, knowledge and passion that Amy has. Every day was different. Every breed was different. One day you are clipping next day handstripping.

I learnt so much from Amy. She gave me the confidence that I needed to become a successful groomer. I now have my own salon employing a bather after only being open for a year.

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For anyone looking for accommodation nearby during the length of their course, we recommand staying at the The Paddock at Peacock Farm B & B, which offers discounted rates for Just4Paws students.