What is the certificate qualification?
The qualification is designed for candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style, and finish a selection of cat breeds; understand health and safety in a cat grooming salon; and gain an understanding of health checking, handling, and feline behaviour. The course is delivered over a minimum of 6 days of training, including 7 days of additional theory to be completed at home.
This NEW qualification in the canine and feline sectors has been developed by iPet Network. Over the period of 6 days, candidates will groom at least eight cats, including a minimum of three different breeds each, covering three 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 course first.
Candidates will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling, and nail trimming on a selection of cat breeds.
What is included in this qualification?
324: Health and Safety in a Cat Grooming Environment
325: Promote the Welfare of Cats in Conformity with Relevant Legislation
327: Evaluate and Plan Cat Grooming Styles and Equipment Maintenance
334: Feline Welfare and Health Checks
333: Prepare, Style, and Finish a Selection of Cat 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. iPet Network has designed the qualification to have an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning. Absolutely Animals wants to take the pressure out of adult learning, and we can adapt to suit your learning style. Our aim is to improve industry standards by ensuring you walk out of our school fully qualified, confident, and competent.
The iPet Network Level 3 Certificate in Cat Grooming and Introduction to Styling will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that candidates understand the core principles of cat grooming and have been introduced to styling techniques. Candidates will leave with a foundational knowledge base to continue learning or working in the cat grooming industry.
It has been designed specifically for those looking to start their journey in cat grooming or those who already groom cats (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
The units and evidence completed as part of the iPet Network Level 3 Certificate in Cat Grooming and Introduction to Styling can be recognised as prior learning should a candidate want to progress and complete the iPet Network Level 3 Diploma in Cat Grooming and Salon Management qualification. The candidate would need to complete an additional minimum of 15 days at a training provider and complete the following additional units.
326: Customer Care and Managing Complaints
329: Prepare, Style, and Finish a Range of Cat Breeds
330: Planning the Operation of a Small Animal Business
332: Feline Emergency First Aid
A fast-track option is also available for experienced groomers seeking a formal qualification to confirm their skill level or those who have undertaken other qualifications but see the benefit of gaining the iPet Network qualification.