City & Guilds Qualifications Offered

  • 7863-02 Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (New from January 2021)
  • 7863-03 Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
  • 7763-02 Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants
  • 0146-21 - Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking
  • 0146-20 - Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting

It is a City & Guilds requirement to achieve the Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants qualification before you take the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming.
The Level 2 gives you the basis of your skills as a groomer and covers essential skills such as bathing and drying and working safely. Summit’s satellite centres offer the  Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant leading into the 7863 Level 3 Diploma if required.

Our centres can also offer completion of the 7763-03 Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in  Dog Grooming providing registration with City & Guilds is in date.

Already established as a groomer or groomers assistant?

The route to qualification explained:

Established groomers or groomers’ assistants do not need to complete a full training course to gain qualification. They will however be required to attend a pre-qualification assessment at their selected training centre. The centre will advise if you meet the criteria set for the qualification or if some tuition is required to reach the required standards. The qualification assessments can be completed over a short period of time depending on the qualification being taken and with supplementary evidence of prior learning in the form of a portfolio of work.

If you are an established groomer and have successfully completed the City & Guilds 7763-03 Level 3 Introductory Certificate qualification, you can still complete the second part of the qualification, the Level 3 Diploma. This is dependant on your registration with City & Guilds either still being valid or having been extended due to the unprecedented circumstances of Covid19. If your registration has expired it still may be possible to re-register you with City & Guilds. For further information on re-registering please contact us by phone.

If your registration has expired you will not be able to complete the 7763-03 Level 3 Diploma. At this point you can either remain qualified at the Level 3 Introductory level or you can complete the 7863-02-Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant followed by the 7863-03 Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma as explained in the first paragraph.

Only after completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Grooming are you deemed to be 'fully' qualified by the industry.

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