Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling

Qualification Number 603/5990/0

The qualification is designed for Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a selections of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon and gain an understanding of heath checking, handling and canine behaviour.

The course is delivered over a minimum of 15 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 15 days at one of our Training Providers, candidates will groom at least 10 dogs to include a minimum of 5 different breeds, covering 4 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 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
  • 304: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
  • 305: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
  • 317: Prepare, Style and Finish a Selection of Dog 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 dog grooming.


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