Level 3 Certificate
iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Cat Grooming and Introduction to Styling
– Qualification Number 603/7568/1 (link to qualification on Ofqual register)
The qualification is designed for Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a selections of cat breeds, understand health and safety in a cat grooming salon and gain an understanding of heath checking, handling and feline behaviour. The course is delivered over a minimum of 10 days practical training with 2 days theory work, there will be additional theory to be completed at home.
iPET Network are proud to have developed this NEW qualification in the canine and feline sector. Over the period of 10 days at one of our Training Providers, candidates will groom at least 8 cats to include a minimum of 3 different breeds, covering 3 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 a selection of cat breeds.
Units included within this qualification are:
324: Health and Safety in a Cat Grooming Environment
325: Promote the Welfare of Cats conforming with Relevant Legislation
327: Assess and Plan Cat Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
334: Feline Welfare and Health Checking
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 an 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 this approach appeals to a wide range of Candidates. Our Training Providers are striving to improve industry standards by ensuring Candidates gain the required qualification and become confident and competent in cat grooming.
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 foundation of knowledge base to continue learning or working in the Cat Grooming Industry.
It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey in Cat Grooming or those who already groom cats (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
The link below is to the iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Cat Grooming and Introduction to Styling – Qualification Guide, this document provides more information and breakdown of the units included.
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 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
Course fee: €3,000