iPET Network Level 4:
Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming
Online Portfolio and Easy Learning with Experienced Stylists
A course to higher your skills
The iPET Network Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming is designed to be flexible to meet the real-life needs and circumstances of its candidates. It is aimed at candidates that can demonstrate their expertise in understanding an excellent standard of dog grooming skills for both breed standard and free-style grooming. They must demonstrate a high level of knowledge in relation to canine welfare; manage behaviour and business operations; develop their personal and professional development; and gain skills in canine emergency first aid at work.
Leading industry experts have been consulted and reviewed this qualification to ensure the outcome is appropriate for the dog grooming industry and the continued growth and development of the sector.
The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure that vocational skills lead the qualification with underpinned knowledge developed throughout.
This qualification is aimed at leading candidates to being able to develop established dog grooming skills to a superior and professional level.
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Units included within this qualification are:
403: Canine Care and Welfare
404: Professionally Style a Range of Dog Breeds
405: Canine Behaviour Management
406: Managing a Dog Grooming Business
407: Personal Professional Development
408: Roles and Responsibilities of a Canine First Aider in the Workplace
409: Canine Health and First Aid Emergencies
• 1 written assessment paper
• 4 practical assessments to cover:
• Hand Strip – Wire coat
• Hand Strip – Silky coat
• Hand Scissor (Breed standard) – Wool coat
• Clip and Scissor – (Freestyle, any coat type)
This qualification is ideal to fit around work, family and life commitments and each Candidate has up to 2 years to complete all parts. With Absolutely Animals we like to offer choice and be flexible in our approach so you can arrange a suitable day with us between Tuesday and Saturday. Multiple grooms can be assessed on the same day and it is the candidates responsibility to source suitable assessment dogs. Additional dates will be scheduled to complete the Canine Health and First Aid Emergencies element of the qualification.
You must hold an Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming before signing up to this qualification.
About the Qualification
Depending on the needs of the individual candidate, the qualifications can:
-prepare individuals to progress within their current role
-prepare candidates for career development
-support a role in the workplace
-support continuous professional standards
-encourage engagement in learning.
This qualification has been designed to enable candidates:
-accessible, flexible, distance learning
-work within the dog grooming industry to a professional standard.
-understand canine care and welfare, including anatomy and physiology.
-gain skills and understanding to style dogs for breed standard or freestyle requirements.
-interpret and manage canine behaviour.
-understand the fundamentals of managing a dog grooming business.
-understand the importance of professional and personal development.
-gain emergency first aid skills at work and an understanding of managing animal and human safety.
The link below is the iPET Network Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming-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:
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