Level 3 Diploma

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We have a wide variety of dog breeds available and you will learn how to groom in both breed specific trims and pet trims, correct scissoring skills which is crucial, also how to deal with customers, recognize pets health issues and manage them, how to set your prices appropriately and much more.

You will be taught in a salon environment which will prepare you, in great detail, for when you start on your own, although we will only be a phone call away if you ever you need us in the future.


iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management – Qualification Number 603/5945/6 (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 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 course is delivered over a minimum of 30 days practical training with additional theory work 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 30 days at one of our Training Providers, candidates will groom groom at least 20 dogs to include a minimum of 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat type 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 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 walk out fully qualified, confident and competent in dog grooming.

The 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.

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 in gaining the iPET Network qualification. 

The link below is the iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management – Qualification Guide, this document provides more information and breakdown of the units included.

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management – Qualification Guide

To download a Summary of the qualification please click the link below:

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management – Qualification Summary


iPET Level 3 Diploma fee €6,550

Payment plans available on request.

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