iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming

Holistic approach to training

Work practically with dogs

Gain canine emergency first aid skills

Skills to prepare, style and finish a range of dog breeds

We have courses starting in May, June, July and August

5 day course

£1390

The qualification is designed for Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish several dog breeds and understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon. The course is delivered over a minimum of 5 days practical training with additional theory to be completed at home.

iPET Network are proud to have developed this NEW qualification in the canine sector. Candidates will groom at least 3 dogs to include a minimum of 2 different breeds, covering 2 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 several dog breeds.

Units included within this qualification are:

301: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

318: Prepare, Style and Finish Several Dog Breeds
 

Uniquely, candidates are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. There is no requirement to sit a 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.

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that Candidates have a basic understanding of dog grooming principles. Candidates will leave with a basic knowledge base to continue learning or working in the Dog Grooming Industry. It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey into Dog Grooming or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Objectives of the qualification

This qualification is aimed to take Candidates on a journey from complete beginners to be able to confidently bath, dry, prepare and complete basic styling on several dog breeds. Depending on the needs of the individual Candidate, the qualification can:

 

  • Prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Prepare Candidates for employment
  • Support a role in the workplace
  • Encourage engagement in learning

This qualification has been designed to enable Candidates to:

 

  • Access a holistic approach to training
  • Work practically with dogs
  • Understand health and safety in a dog grooming environment
  • Gain skills to bath, dry, prepare and complete basic styling on a selection of dog breeds, meeting the client’s requirements.

Units included in this qualification are

Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

Prepare, Style and Finish Several Dog Breeds

Frequently asked questions

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Mrs B’s is a modern and extremely busy salon in the vibrant heart of Headingley in Leeds. Our Academy is based in the same building as our salon so students will get to experience the exciting day to day atmosphere of a state-of-the-art dog grooming salon. Our grooming staff are super friendly and will be on hand to give advice or demonstrate dog grooming techniques if asked. Our Academy staff are highly qualified and very experienced professionals who love dog grooming and love teaching. Our Academy has just undergone an extensive refurbishment and boasts the latest grooming and audiovisual equipment. Whilst we encourage students to attend classes in person, live remote learning is also available if required. We have a maximum of four students per class and car parking is available at a small cost.

Why should I choose Mrs B’s for my dog groomer training?

Mrs B’s is a modern and extremely busy salon in the vibrant heart of Headingley in Leeds. Our Academy is based in the same building as our salon so students will get to experience the exciting day to day atmosphere of a state-of-the-art dog grooming salon. Our grooming staff are super friendly and will be on hand to give advice or demonstrate dog grooming techniques if asked. Our Academy staff are highly qualified and very experienced professionals who love dog grooming and love teaching. Our Academy has just undergone an extensive refurbishment and boasts the latest grooming and audiovisual equipment. Whilst we encourage students to attend classes in person, live remote learning is also available if required. We have a maximum of four students per class and car parking is available at a small cost.

What qualifications do I need to take this course?

Many students have some experience of working in a salon and may have a level 2 qualification. This is not prerequisite however, and the course is suitable for students who are at least 16 years old with little or no dog grooming experience. The course is very practical and hands on, so students must be comfortable working closely with all breeds and sizes of dogs.

What can I expect during the course?

The course runs for 5 days, Monday to Friday, and typical hours are 9:00 to 4:30. While we encourage students to attend in person as often as possible, some students choose to spend some of the 5 days as home study days. Most days are a combination of theory and practical training. Practical training is done with real dogs, and we encourage students to be hands on. Students will groom at least 3 dogs to include a minimum of 2 different breeds, covering 2 different coat types. Skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling, and nail trimming will be covered. Uniquely, students are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. There is no requirement to sit a formal exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by students.

Why iPET?

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales. It is a sector specific Awarding Organisation and is constantly developing NEW qualifications dog grooming. The qualifications come with a robust quality assurance process but more importantly, the criteria is set by dog grooming industry experts who know exactly what students need to learn but also what appeals to them as consumers. Simply put iPET is upping the standard and introducing qualifications that really work in the dog grooming industry. 

Why Level 3 Award in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling?

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs and circumstances of its students. It is aimed at students who wish to have a practical introduction to dog grooming delivered over a short course breeds. Leading industry experts have 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 ensuring that vocational skills lead the qualification while being fully supported by underpinning knowledge throughout.

How much is the course?

The course costs £1390 including VAT. We require a £300 deposit to secure a place with the balance being due 4 weeks before the start date.

Can I pay in instalments?

12, 24 and 36 month finance options are available. To pay in instalments please contact us. Please note that if using this option, you must pay in full in one payment, we do not take deposits via Klarna.

How do I book?

If you would like to book a place on one of our courses, please give us a call on 0113 278 2061 or click on the “Register your interest” button on this page and fill out the form and we will get in touch. Please hurry as places are booking up fast.

Register your interest

Contact us on 0113 278 2061 if you have any questions about our Dog Groomer Training In Leeds or to book your place on one of the UK grooming industries most highly respected courses. We require a deposit of £300 to secure your place with the balance due 4 weeks before the course start date.