Introduction to
Dog Grooming

The course explained

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming 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 several dog breeds and understand the health and safety of a dog grooming salon.

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 there are no written exams, and the theory work can be completed within your training days, 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 that 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.

You are also welcome to add on our Canine First Aid Day for £99.

iPET Network Level 3 Award
An Introduction to Dog Grooming

This course is 5 days long at our dog grooming academy, including 46 hours of hands on training and a further 9 hours of home study.

Qualification gained:
iPet Network Level 3 Award.

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

Price: £999

The qualification

This qualification is aimed at taking candidates on a journey from complete beginners to being able to confidently start to style several dog breeds. Which means that no experience is needed for the course.

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.
  • Understand health and safety in a dog grooming environment, and prepare, style, and finish several dog breeds.
  • Gain skills to prepare, style, and finish a selection of dog breeds meeting the client’s requirements.

There are two theory units that need to be completed; a resource book will be provided, and you can complete these units within the training environment, at home, or even a balance of both. The course is designed to support your needs and is bespoke to you.

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!’