iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management


25 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 a range of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon, practice business management and gain skills in canine emergency first aid. The qualification consists of both practical and theory work.

iPET Network are proud to have developed this NEW qualification in the Animal Care and Veterinary Science sector. Candidates will groom at least 20 dogs to include a minimum of 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat types but often many more. 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 which can be a huge cost saving to candidates. Candidates will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling and nail trimming on a variety of dog breeds.

Units included within this qualification are:

301: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment
302: Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation
303: Customer Care and Managing Complaints
304: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
305: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
306: Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds
307: Canine Emergency First Aid
308: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

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 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.

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that candidates have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a range of dog breeds. This is a formal, regulated, nationally recognised qualification that will remain relevant throughout the Candidates career and can only be achieved by reaching the required skill level. It has been designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby or career)
but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification. This approach and elements are unique to our course syllabus making the qualification a more rounded and robust qualification.


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