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.

 
Dog Grooming
 

FIRST STEPS TOWARDS BECOMING A DOG GROOMER - LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AN INTRODUCTION TO DOG GROOMING - £1250

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.


Over the period of 5 days the candidate will groom 3 dogs and will include a minimum of 2 different breeds and 2 different coat types. 


There are no pre-requisite to starting this qualification, meaning candidates can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course.

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 this qualification.  iPET Network designed the qualification to achieve a balance of theoretical and practical learning. Feedback has suggested that this qualification takes the pressure out of adult learning and that this approach appeals to a wide range of Candidates. 

The 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 in which 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. 

The units and evidence completed in this Level 3 Award can be recognised as prior learning should a Candidate want to progress and complete the Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling qualification, or the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification, the Candidate will need to complete additional training days with a recognsied Training Provider and complete additional units.

 

INTRODUCTION TO DOG GROOMING - LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN DOG GROOMING AND INTRODUCTION TO STYLING £2,750

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


This course is delivered over a minimum of 15 days practical training plus 2 days in house theoretical work. There will also be additional theoretical work to be completed at home.

If you are undecided between our 15 and 30 day training courses, we can work with you to review your skills as you progress through the course to help you decide your future direction.

Over the period of 15 days you will groom at least 10 dogs which will include a minimum of 5 different breeds and cover 4 different coat types.  There are no pre-requisite to starting this qualification, meaning candidates can join at level 3 without first completing 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 a formal exam in order to achieve this qualification.  iPET Network designed the qualification to achieve a balance of theoretical and practical learning. Feedback suggests that this qualification takes the pressure out of adult learning and that this approach appeals to a wide range of Candidates. 

The Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that Candidates understand the core principles of Dog Grooming and have been introduced to styling techniques. 


Candidates will leave with a foundation of knowledg to continue learning or working in the Dog Grooming Industry.

It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey at a higher standard in Dog Grooming or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification. 

The units and evidence completed in this Level 3 Certificate can be recognised as prior learning should a Candidate want to progress and complete the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification. The Candidate would need to complete an additional minimum 15 days at a Training Provider and complete the following additional units.

303: Customer Care and Managing Complaints

307: Canine Emergency First Aid

308: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

306: Prepare, Style and Finish a Range of Dog Breeds

 

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-requisite 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!

 

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