If you have already completed your portfolio and written exams, and received your Level 3 Certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming, then you are ready to take the practical dog grooming exams for the Diploma. For further clarification of the course structure please see the course page here.

For information on the grooming requirements and a list of breeds which can be used, please click here and read from page 44 onwards. 

You only need to take 3 units/exams, the first 2 below are compulsory and you need to select one from the remaining 2.

These exams are:

Unit 019 Style and Trim a Spaniel’s Coat

Unit 020 Style and Trim a Short Legged Terrier’s Coat

Select one from the following two:

Unit 021 Style and Trim a Poodle’s Coat

Unit 022 Style and Trim a Long Legged Terrier or Schnauzer’s Coat


These are the dates we currently have booked for exams for the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Professional Dog Grooming. To book your place on an exam please call: 01234 273933, you can pay over the phone by Debit/Credit card. At the time of booking you will need to confirm how many units you wish to complete on the exam date (i.e. how many dogs you will groom) and which unit/s (which breed/s).

2015 Exam venues & dates:

Please see our exams page for more details.




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