Open College Network (OCN) West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – 603/0891/6

The Open College Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming was launched in January 2017 by the Open College Network West Midlands. This new qualification was introduced as an alternative route to City & Guilds.

The OCN Qualification is the same level as the full Level 3 Diploma for City & Guilds and both are regulated by Ofqual and the only dog grooming qualifications on the National Educational Framework.

There are no formal examinations involved and assignments and worksheets can be completed in the classroom or by distance learning.You have 3 years to complete this qualification and cover the required 383 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)


Assess, plan and record dog grooming work

Canine first aid

Carry out styling and finishing a dog

Health checking a dog by a dog groomer

Promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals

Welcome, receive and care for customers

Includes: OCN Registration and certification fees

Home study notes and worksheet

Text book: The Dog Groomer’s Manual: A Definitive Guide to the Science, Practice and Art of Dog Grooming by Sue Gould.

Course Cost – £3500

A few of our happy customers

“I did the 1 day grooming taster course at WAGS and absolutely loved it. The staff, in particular Liz and Karley, were very helpful and supportive and answered every question I had.”

Jennifer M

“I felt very well supported throughout the course. The tutors were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Really enjoyed the course. Each session was well prepared and well communicated. Brilliant!”

Kirsty J

“The tutors Karley and Liz are very knowledgeable in their field. After completing the diploma I feel very confident in grooming the different breeds of dog. I had a great experience at WAGS.”

Wyn J

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89 Woolton Road,
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