iPET Network Level 3:
Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management
Online Portfolio and Easy Learning with Experienced Stylists
A course you can depend on
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; practise business management, and gain skills in canine emergency first aid. The course is delivered over 32 days of practical training, with additional theory work to be completed at home.
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 prerequisites 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.
How will I be assessed?
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 candidates to our training provider 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 that this approach appeals to a wide range of candidates. Our training suppliers strive to improve industry standards by ensuring that candidates come out fully qualified, confident, and competent in dog grooming.
What is covered in this course?
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
About the Qualification
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 candidate’s 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 these elements are unique to our course syllabus, making the qualification a more rounded and robust qualification.
For experienced groomers who want a formal certification to prove their level of expertise or for those who have already earned other credentials but see the value in earning the iPET Network certification, a fast-track alternative is also available.
The link below is the iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management-Qualification Guide. This document provides more information and a breakdown of the units included.
To download a Summary of the qualification please click the link below:
EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE, FOR PETS, FOR THE FUTURE