Fast Track

Qualification Number 603/5945/6

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management. Through the qualification fast-track option, you will need to complete a Dog Health Check and Grooming Diary for at least 20 dogs to include a minimum of 10 different breeds, covering 6 coat types.

Range of coat types must include:

  • Double coat
  • Wool mix coat
  • Wire coat
  • Silk coat
  • Wool coat
  • Short and smooth

Breeds may cover but are not limited to:

  • Shih Tzu / Bearded Collie / Golden Retriever / Pomeranian / Labrador
  • Cockerpoo’s and Crossbreeds
  • Fox Terrier / Welsh Terrier / West Highland Terrier / Border Terrier
  • Spaniel / Yorkshire Terrier
  • Poodle / Bichon
  • Dalmatian / French Bulldog

This sounds daunting at first; however we believe that this way proves your skills on a greater variety of breeds and techniques. Any breed or cross breed can be used, as long as you show a good variety of techniques and skills. An example portfolio (but not limited to) could be the following breeds and trims:


  • Shih Tzu teddy style
  • Shih Tzu in full coat
  • Yorkshire Terrier teddy style
  • Cocker Spaniel 7F clip off
  • Cocker Spaniel clip, leaving furnishings
  • Springer Spaniel handstrip and tidy
  • Cavalier King Charles coat king and trim
  • Matted dog clip off
  • Poodle in scissored lamb trim
  • Bichon clip and scissor
  • Jack Russell reverse clip with comb attachment
  • Border terrier handstrip
  • Westie clip and scissor
  • Cockerpoo puppy cut or any asian fusion style
  • Welsh Terrier clip and scissor
  • Labradoodle teddy trim
  • Bedlington Terrier clip and scissor
  • Golden Retriever tidy trim and deshed
  • English Bulldog deshed and folds cleans
  • Puppy intro groom
  • Schnauzer traditional trim, clip and scissor

Along with completing the grooming diaries you need to complete the written assignments to demonstrate your knowledge, the units within the qualification are detailed below:

  • 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 Aid308: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

There is a Candidate Resource Handbook to help you complete the assignments.


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