Qualifications Available

The City & Guilds qualifications available through Summit Satellite Centres are:

  • 7763-02 Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants
  • 7863-03 Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
  • 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 requirement to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 qualification before you can take the City & Guilds 7863 Level 3 Diploma.
Summit’s training 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 Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in  Dog Grooming providing registration with City & Guilds is in date.

Already established as a groomer or Groomers Assistant?
Established groomers or groomers’ assistants do not need to complete a full course although they will be required to attend a pre-qualification assessment. As a result of this assessment they may be advised to attend some tuition to reach the required standard. The qualification assessments can then be completed over a shorter period of time depending on the qualification being taken.

If you are an established groomer and have successfully completed the City & Guilds 7763-03 Level 3 Introductory qualification, you can still complete the Level 3 Diploma part of this providing your registration is still valid. If your registration has expired it may be possible to re-register you with City & Guilds giving you until August 2020 to complete. 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 at the Level 3 Introductory level or you can start from scratch with the new qualification and complete the 7763-02-Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant followed by the new 7863-03 Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma as explained in the first paragraph.

Qualifications Structure


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