The Dog House Grooming Diploma

Our 20-day course is aimed at those who wish to learn the practical skills needed to enable them to open their own salon, either at a commercial premises or within their home. 

 

The course focuses entirely on building your practical skills when grooming the common breeds that groomers encounter. You will be trained to become competent in activities such as bathing, drying, scissoring, clipping, nail trimming and ear plucking.  

 

Your will be instructed by qualified and experienced tutors and receive regular feedback on your progress. 

 

COST - £2,999 (VAT inclusive) 

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Dog Grooming
 

iPET QUALIFICATIONS

An iPET Network qualification is nationally recognised, regulated by Ofqual and on the UK educational framework. 

Our training days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 08:30-17:30. We aim to be as flexible as possible to help you achieve your qualification.

 

FULL DOG GROOMING QUALIFICATION - iPET NETWORK LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN DOG GROOMING AND SALON MANAGEMENT - 30 DAYS: FROM £4,250

This NEW iPET Network qualification is top of the class at The Dog House.


iPET Network were the original founders of the OCN Level 3 Diploma and have now updated this with additional elements which are unique to our course syllabus. This qualification is more rounded and robust for those wanting to enter the Dog Grooming Industry. The iPET Network qualification is nationally recognised, regulated by Ofqual and on the UK educational framework.


This course is delivered over 30 days practical training with additional theoretical work to be completed at home. Candidates will groom a minimum of 10 different breeds with a minimum of 20 grooms and often many more.  There are no pre-requisites to starting this course, meaning you can join at level 3 without first completing a lower level (level 2) course which can be a huge cost saving to students. 

Students will be trained in practical skills such as bathing, scissoring, clippering, nail trimming, ear plucking and the qualification can also include hand-stripping.

Topics covered will include:

  • Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment 

  • Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation

  • Customer Care and Managing Complaints

  • Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment

  • Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour

  • Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds

  • Canine Emergency First Aid

  • Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

Uniquely, students are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. You do not have to sit a formal exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by students.

The Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will demonstrate to an employer or the public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a range of dog breeds.

At the end of your course we invite you back for FREE WORK EXPERIENCE - we totally understand that going from training in our busy grooming salon to being on your own (or working for someone else) can be daunting. So, to help ease you into your new role and for you to continue to develop your confidence and experience, you can still attend our Salon to gain as much work experience as you want! "All free of charge!"


We invite all interested students to visit our salon and see our training facilities email Dawn NOW dawn@thedoghouseworcester.co.uk

Payment Plan – INTEREST FREE!

Total cost of training = £4,250

 

FAST TRACK LEVEL 3 QUALIFICATION - £2,100

A fast-track option is also available for experienced groomers seeking a formal qualification to confirm their skill level, or those who have undertaken other qualifications but see the benefit in gaining the iPET Network seal of approval. Please contact us for further details. 


iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification.


At The Dog House, we know that many experienced groomers would like to be able to say they are qualified and have had their skill validated. However, exams can be daunting and the cost can escalate if you need practice to prepare for them. That is why our qualification is assessed through coursework and means you can complete a portfolio at your own pace, in your own time whilst ensuring you have the skills needed to achieve your goal.

We pride ourselves on providing a great opportunity for experienced groomers to achieve Level 3 qualification status without the need for first completing a Level 2 qualification. This route is also ideal for students who hold the City and Guilds Intro Certificate but who have not yet reached the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma. Both diplomas are the same value on the national framework but simply awarded by different awarding organisations.

The fast track price of £2,100 includes all the elements needed to complete the course with no hidden extras. This price includes up to 4 specialist training days in our Training Centre too!

 

iPET NETWORK, FOR PEOPLE, FOR PETS, FOR THE FUTURE

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I FIT MY TRAINING AROUND MY WORK?

Absolutely! We train from Wednesday through to Saturday every week, and are flexible as to how many days a week you'd like to attend. You may wish to do a regular day for as long as it takes, or days to fit around your shift pattern, or perhaps you'd like to book block weeks. We try to be as accommodating as possible.

CAN I SPREAD THE COST INTO SMALLER PAYMENTS?

Yes you can. All of this can be arranged with our student administrator. We do require a deposit to secure your space, but we can discuss and agree on a payment plan when we know how many days a week you plan to train with us, and therefore how long it will take you to complete your course.

I DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE. DOES THAT MATTER?

Not at all! We will start right at the beginning and teach you everything you need to know.