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Level 3 Certificate in
Dog Grooming and
Introduction to Styling

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Complete a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification.
 
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Many of us have wanted to work with a dog at some point, even dogs in the office have become an increasing trend. But not all of us are lucky enough to get daily interactions with our furry companions.

Whilst we have always supported dogs in their grooming routines in some capacity, it's only recently that dog grooming as a service has grown to become an essential part of a dog’s care routine.

The job satisfaction for a dog groomer is regarded as one of the highest. When a dog receives the appropriate grooming for its coat you will often notice a positive and noticeable difference in their behaviour. So, groomers feel accomplished in knowing they play an essential role in the animals overall health and wellbeing. 

Dog grooming has turned into a booming business area in the canine sector. So, if you decide to get qualified in dog grooming, then you have a good chance of getting a role within a dog grooming salon in your local area.

This iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling will give learners the necessary knowledge for starting a career as a professional Dog Groomer.

This comprehensive course consists of 5 units of in-depth theory and 15 days of practical dog grooming training, working alongside professionals in a Dog Grooming school. The practical experience will provide learners with the opportunity to work with a variety of different dog breeds and differing coat lengths.

This Qualification has been developed by iPET, an awarding organisation and Network. The course content has been carefully curated, guided by the highest Dog Grooming educational standards. Upon completion of this Certificate, students will feel confident and capable in the theory and skills necessary to work within the Dog Grooming industry.

Developing Your Career

This qualification has been expertly created specifically for anybody wishing to become a professional dog groomer, or for people who may already work within the industry but do not yet hold a nationally recognised qualification.

A career working with dogs is extremely rewarding. Every dog, regardless of coat type, size, breed, or age should receive regular grooming and therefore it is the responsibility of a fully trained dog grooming professional to learn and obtain the appropriate skills for this profession.

This course consists of 5 units. 

Unit 1: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn how to promote and maintain the health and welfare of animals

·         Study the health and safety requirements inside a dog grooming salon

·         Learn how to perform risk assessments

·         Learn how to use, clean and care for grooming and cleaning equipment

 

Unit 2: Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn about the relevant canine legislation

·         Understand how to provide care for animals

·         Explore how to minimising stress and injury in the grooming environment

 

Unit 3: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn the importance of essential equipment maintenance

·         Study the styling requirements and appearance of a dog

·         Understand how to plan the work according to the breed requirements

·         Learn about coat conditions and the appearance for a range of dog breeds


Unit 4: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Discover the principles of dog handling

·         Understand the basics of canine behaviour

·         Learn how to carry out health checks.

·         Identify poor canine health and learn how it can affect the grooming process

·         Identify possible breed defects and the safe adjustments that can be made

Unit 5: Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn how to effectively groom a variety of dog breeds, from preparation to styling and finishing

·         Study the techniques and equipment appropriate to the coat type

·         Discover the handling techniques to suit the dog type

·         Learn how to safely bath and dry a range of dogs

·         Learn how to groom at least 20 dogs across the 6 different coat types

This course is open for all to study, providing that students are at least 16 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are required. 

The qualification includes 15 days of practical training where you will receive hands-on training and the opportunity to apply your learning.

The approximate time required to complete the course is 238 hours.

When studying the iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling (Qualification number: 603/5990/0) you will be assessed through a variety of tasks. Each unit will encompass quizzes, essays, activities, and research, along with other assessment methods. These are designed to ensure you understand the learning outcomes of each unit.

There is also 15 days of practical training included in this course where students will benefit from hands-on training.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments and practical training in the dog grooming school, you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your Level 3 qualification. 

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales, specialising in qualifications in the Canine and Feline sector. iPET Network is unique in its approach, being a sector-specific Awarding Organisation and are constantly developing Canine and Feline qualifications in the industry.

The iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling is designed to be flexible to meet the real-life needs and circumstances of its students. It is aimed at students who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare and style a range of dog breeds along with understanding health and safety in a dog grooming salon and how to provide good care to dogs.

Complete a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification.
 
Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost.
 
Study at a place and pace that suits you without impacting your current schedule.
 
Dedicated tutors support your learning.

Many of us have wanted to work with a dog at some point, even dogs in the office have become an increasing trend. But not all of us are lucky enough to get daily interactions with our furry companions.

Whilst we have always supported dogs in their grooming routines in some capacity, it's only recently that dog grooming as a service has grown to become an essential part of a dog’s care routine.

The job satisfaction for a dog groomer is regarded as one of the highest. When a dog receives the appropriate grooming for its coat you will often notice a positive and noticeable difference in their behaviour. So, groomers feel accomplished in knowing they play an essential role in the animals overall health and wellbeing. 

Dog grooming has turned into a booming business area in the canine sector. So, if you decide to get qualified in dog grooming, then you have a good chance of getting a role within a dog grooming salon in your local area.

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