iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming


5 Day Course. Available in Cheshire and Herefordshire. 



This iPET Network qualification regulated by Ofqual is courtesy of our partners at Pet Training Courses, and is not a BCCS course. We offer it as a third party provider and you will deal directly with PTC upon purchase.

The qualification is designed for Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish several dog breeds and understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon. The qualification is a combination of practical and theory teaching.

iPET Network are proud to have developed this NEW qualification in the Animal Care and Veterinary Science sector. Candidates will groom at least 3 dogs to include a minimum of 2 different breeds, covering 2 different coat types. There are no pre-requisites to starting the qualification, meaning candidates can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first.

Candidates will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling and nail trimming on several dog breeds.

Units included within this qualification are:

301: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

318: Prepare, Style and Finish Several Dog Breeds

Uniquely, candidates are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. There is no requirement to sit a formal exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by Students from across the UK, Ireland and Internationally. iPET Network designed the qualification to have an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning. Feedback suggests that this qualification takes the pressure out of adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of Candidates. Students will be dealing directly with the course provider and will not be a BCCS Student. We offer this course as a third party provider.

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that Candidates have a basic understanding of dog grooming principles. Candidates will leave with a basic knowledge base to continue learning or working in the Dog Grooming Industry. It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey into Dog Grooming or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.


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