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OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming With Groomarts Academy (Hertfordshire)


£495.00 inc VAT

  • Level 3 OCN Diploma in Dog Grooming Qualification
  • 20 days face to face learning at our award winning academy
  • Groom 29 dogs during your study time
  • No Level 2 or prior experience necessary
  • Learn both the practical and theoretical skills needed to be a professional dog groomer
  • Recognised qualification in 128 countries
  • Award winning teachers who have time to guide and help you build your confidence
  • Final assessment based on 13 of your dog grooms – No final exam!
  • Intensive programme over 4 weeks or weekend options available
  • Business pack & Lessons – Gives you all the documents you need to start a business
  • Ongoing Support and Development for 12 months
  • Fully inclusive study fees  – Payment plans available over 6 months.

You can secure your spot here with a deposit of £495.00, we then expect full payment or agreement on a payment plan 1 month before your course start date. Full fees are £4950.00


The OCN Level 3 Dog Grooming course is designed to create professional and commercially effective dog groomers. The course enables prospective students to learn and understand what it takes to become a commercially effective pet stylist. The  qualification is Ofqual approved and is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) with the same credits as other NVQ Level 3 qualifications. It is the new industry standard for professional dog groomers. Achieving this qualification ensures you will have the ability to set up your own business should you wish to do so.

Ideally for those who are passionate about pets, serious about changing career or wanting to start a new business. Our award-winning tutors will guide you and build your knowledge, skills and confidence throughout your course.

This is a very intensive programme designed to deliver the best commercial results. It is advisable to book a minimum of one month in advance to give you sufficient time to access relevant material before you start the course.

While you’re with us we support you in building your portfolio and completing your assignments. But best of all: this course has no final exam!

What you’ll learn on your OCN Level 3 Dog Grooming Course

What is an OCN Level 3 diploma equivalent to?

OCN awards credits at different levels, with each level indicating a different level of difficulty. An OCN Level 3 Diploma is a National Certificate that is equivalent to a Grade A-C at A-level and other Advanced Level qualifications, such as Level 3 NVQs or BTECs. Unlike some other awarding bodies, the previous level does not need to be completed in order to undertake a level 3 course.

Why is this OCN Level 3 grooming qualification different to other courses?

The Open College Network and City and Guilds are both Awarding bodies that are regulated under Ofqual (The national qualifications regulator). They are both recognised by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and offer a large variety of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ). Both offer qualifications that are recognised throughout 182 countries worldwide.

The OCN Level 3 Diploma is identical to the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in terms of the national standard for education within the sector and they are identical in terms of the educational credits.

So, where do OCN and City & Guilds differ?

The key differences are that City & Guilds requires the student to have attained the Level 2 qualification prior to acceptance onto the Level 3 Diploma course. Additionally, the student will be required to sit an external exam in a centre which is available at only two points in the year (June and November). The average cost at a private school for both is around £6,500 and you could wait for several months before becoming qualified.

In contrast the OCN Level 3 Diploma does not require the student to have attained the Level 2 in order to be accepted on to the Level 3 Diploma course. There is also slightly more emphasis on your practical skills and critically the course is portfolio-based which means that you will only be assessed on the quality of your work and will not have to sit a final exam. So, when you have completed your portfolio and your assignments then your work will be submitted to the awarding body for approval. The Cost of the OCN Level 3 Diploma is £4,950.

What you’ll get from the OCN Level 3 Dog Grooming course

Additional information

Choose your start date? The course runs Monday-Friday for 4 weeks.

Monday 9th Jan, Monday 6th Feb, Monday 6th March, Monday 3rd April, Monday 8th May

Groomarts is committed to being environmentally friendly whilst providing our customers with the very best delivery solutions possible.

We have four delivery options:

  • Standard - 3-5 Business Days - Starts at £3.00 and a maximum of £5.00 for any order.
  • Expedited - 2 Business Days - Starts at £5.00 and a maximum of £7.00 for any order.
  • Priority - Next Business Day - Starts at £7.00 and a maximum of £9.00 for any order.
  • Collection from AL2 1JY -You can order for immediate collection from our Dog Grooming Academy in London Colney, Hertfordshire.

If you place a order over £200.00, we will also send you a gift card for £20.00 that can be used anytime in the next 6 months.

Our cut off time each day for deliveries is 14:00.

Groomarts was founded to improve the education of both Dog Groomers and Pet Owners worldwide.

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Here is everything that comes with your purchase:

1 x Main product

1 x Groomarts Fairtrade Storage Bag (Orders over £20.00)

1 x 7-day access to Groomarts Pro Skills Grooming Online Lessons

1 x Unlimited support from our team of expert groomers via WhatsApp either by message, call or video

1 x £100.00 voucher to use on any of our Pet Grooming Qualifications or Training at Groomarts Academy, Hertfordshire.

1 x 20% voucher off your next purchase