Dog Grooming Exams and Workshops
At the end of the dog grooming courses, participants will take exams to prove their professional ability. This will take the form of both online exams and practical exams. Find out more about the available dates for the Online Evolve exams and the Diploma 7763-03 exams in the exam tab below.
Here at Absolutely Animals, we also pride ourselves on the support we provide our learners, even after their courses have ended. That’s why we offer Dog Grooming Workshops where learners can continue their professional development in the industry. Check them out!
Online Exams and Diploma Exam Dates
The Gola exam and the Evolve exam will conclude the qualifications you have taken. You will receive your final certificates once they are passed.
They are made up of the following:
7763-02 – Gola Level 2: 1x 30 minute paper
7763-03 – Evolve Level 3: 2x one hour papers
These exams are available on the following dates in 2018 at Absolutely Animals:
15th February 22rd March 19th April 24th May 21st June 19th July 23rd August 20th September 18th October 22nd November 13th December
Find an example of the level 3 (7763-03): Online Evolve dog grooming exam here.
7863-03 – Evolve Level 3: 09:30-11:30am
Monday 4th June 2018 & Tuesday 13th November 2018 – Venue and Cost to be confirmed
Find an example of the written exam for the 7863-03 here!
Diploma Exams (7763-03)
The OLD Diploma 7763 dog grooming exams are assessed by an external examiner. You will be allocated a specific time for your exam, where you can bring your own dogs or they can be provided for you. If you would like the dogs to be provided for you, please contact us for prices and availability.
Please note we can extend your time if you have already started the diploma – Cost£60
Final Certificates – £50 for candidates completing less than three dogs in total.
Held at Absolutely Animals here are the available dates for the next Diploma dog grooming exams:
21st January 2018 – FULL
29th April 2018 – FULL
22nd July 2018 – FULL
7th October 2018 – Our last exam of 2018
Workshops - Collect your Attendance Certificate - Only £75 - Please call to book all workshops
Poodle Grooming - TBC 2018
“Thank you so much to Heidi for hosting such a great day – it was fun, informative and interesting, all in a well set-up environment. I highly recommend Absolutely Animals to anyone looking to further their knowledge. Heidi (and Christine) are amazing, and their skills and experience inspirational! Thank you.” Natasha Barnes Hutchinson
“Thank you Heidi for the fabulous poodle seminar today. I can’t wait to try out some new tips and post some pictures. The dogs were amazing and I met some lovely groomers. I’m looking forward to the next one.” Alison Avery
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Poodle Seminar today. Heidi, you are an inspiration teacher. Loved it! Thank you.” Sally James
“Been back to my old grooming school today to a Poodle Seminar where I got to have a go on my pup, Lumi. Heidi Anderton is an amazing teacher – love watching her work her magic. Will be back for the next one!” Ellie Linsell
Handling Difficult Dogs in the Salon - TBC 2018
“I attended Heidi Anderton LCGI’s Difficult Dogs Seminar and found it very helpful. It gave me some new skills to help with difficult dogs. Heidi was a great presenter and kept the seminar fun, relevant and interesting. I recommend this course to any groomer who wants to further their knowledge.” Paula Haines
“Heidi Anderton LCGI’s seminar on handling difficult dogs was extremely useful. It has been one area that I have found tricky since qualifying. Heidi offered helpful, reassuring, and easy to apply tips that I have already put in place. The suggestions on equipment to use in the cases were also really useful. Thanks for letting me bring along my difficult dog! I would highly recommend this seminar to any groomer.” Laura Sands
Pet First Aid - 30th September 2018
“Doing the Pet First Aid course has not only given me the confidence in dealing with potential situations, but it also ensure my customers that I am able to look after their dogs even in an emergency. Being a veterinary nurse, Claire Hobson was extremely knowledgeable. There was nothing she could not answer and she presented the course with a great sense of humour – highly recommended!” Sylvia Marks
“Claire was very knowledgeable and explained many scenarios of different first aid situations in the salon. I left the workshop feeling happy and confident for times I’d need to deal with any of the situations in the future. Really enjoyable and fun course. Totally recommend!” Kay Martin
“Since I passed my course at Absolutely Animals, I have used the Facebook page for many things. It’s great for asking for help, getting different options and it’s a great safety net for all who have just passed who may need after-support. It’s a valuable resource to all.” Kim Hayes
“After training with Heidi many years ago, her team has been of continual support since I did my course way back when. I remember a few times calling them from work in a panic, asking for help (usually with handstripping!) and they were always so helpful. It’s nice to see on the student Facebook page that people are still receiving the aftercare that I did. It’s not just a course you get at Absolutely Animals, it’s also continued and free membership to a group of supportive individuals who work together to help each other succeed in a new trade.” Caroline Cogan
“The aftercare service is a unique and valuable facility to those who need any help and support to continue the excellent courses supplied by Absolutely Animals. As a lone groomer, it’s reassuring that Heidi and Christine are on-hand to assist if needed. Would highly recommend the fabulous school and all it offers for a rewarding onward career!” Amanda Hyde
“Completing your City & Guilds course at Absolutely Animals is just the beginning of your journey into the world of grooming – you never really leave the nest entirely! Heidi and Christine always have their door open for friendly advice, support and encouragement when you need it. This is invaluable to anyone embarking on a new career. Further courses are always on offer to develop and gain more skills, and the Student Grooming Group Facebook page is a place to ask questions, share experiences and offer advice to fellow students (past and present). Well done Absolutely Animals, you have a winning formula!” Debbie Granger