Dog Grooming &
Salon Management

The course explained

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is designed to be flexible to meet the real-life needs and circumstances of its candidates, and can be fitted in around your existing commitments, whether that be work, family or other commitments. It is aimed at 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, understand business management, and gain skills in canine emergency first aid.

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 to ensure that vocational skills lead the qualification with underpinned knowledge developed throughout. This means that there are no written exams and the theory work can be completed within your training days or at home, or a balance of both. You will receive support and guidance from your tutor to ensure that you have an understanding of what is involved. You will be prepared and ready for your practical assessments to ensure you understand and feel ready for them.

Because the training takes place within a dog grooming environment there is the opportunity to spend additional days supporting and working alongside qualified groomers.

iPET Network Level 3 Diploma
Dog Grooming & Salon Management

This course is 30 days at our Dog Grooming Academy, including an additional guided home study. The course also covers 1 day canine emergency first aid course.

Qualification gained:
iPet Network Level 3 Diploma.

Entry requirements:
The minimum age is 16 to take part in the course and have a basic understanding to work at level 3.

Price: £4499 – Includes grooming starter kit.

The qualification

This qualification is aimed at taking candidates on a journey from complete beginners to competent and confident commercial Dog Groomers.

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. No written exams.
  • Work practically with dogs. You will have the opportunity to work with a large variety of breeds and coat types.
  • Gain canine emergency first aid skills.
  • Understand business management and health and safety in a dog grooming environment, promote the welfare of dogs in conformance with relevant legislation, Assess and plan dog grooming styles and the maintenance of equipment, health checking, handling, and canine behaviour, prepare, style, and finish a selection of dog breeds; customer care and managing complaints; canine emergency first aid; and plan the operation of a small business.
  • Have effective communication skills for working with dogs and their owners and know how to manage complaints.
  • Gain skills to prepare, style, and finish a range of dog breeds meeting the client’s requirements and breed standard.

Hi my name is Helen Higgins, I started my training with Amanda in August 2022 at the age of 59!!

Amanda has been an amazing tutor always on hand to help wether it be with you course work or just to ask advice about some of the breeds I groom. She has given me the support and encouragement to do this for myself running Dapper Dogs for that Pawfect groom. I am so pleased I found Amanda I couldn’t have done it without her.

Fantastic course, I groomed a huge variety of dogs and the support from my tutor was amazing - she really does go above and beyond for her students

I now run my own business and couldn’t be happier! I would urge anyone thinking about becoming a dog grooming to just do it! I wish I’d done it years ago!’

Hannah