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Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling

The qualification is designed for Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a selections of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon and gain an understanding of heath checking, handling and canine behaviour. The course is delivered over a minimum of 15 days practical training with 2 days theory work, there will be additional theory to be completed at home.

iPET Network are proud to have developed this NEW qualification in the canine and feline sector. Candidates will groom at least 10 dogs to include a minimum of 5 different breeds, covering 4 different coat types. There are no pre-requisites to starting the qualification, meaning candidates can join at level 3 without having completed 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 an formal exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by candidates to our Training Provider from across the UK, Ireland and Internationally. iPET Network designed the qualification to have an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning. Feedback suggests that this qualification takes the pressure out of adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of Candidates.

The iPET Network 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 knowledge base to continue learning or working in the Dog Grooming Industry.

It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey 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 as part of the iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling can be recognised as prior learning should a Candidate want to progress and complete the iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification. The Candidate would need to complete an additional minimum 15 days and complete the following additional units.


To ensure this is the right course for you a taster day is to be attended prior to course registration. A taster is £145 however you will receive this back if you book onto a course 15 days or over with Knots+Tangles. 

Certificate in Dog Grooming Cost - £3000

Please note for each of these course you will be required to pay £900 non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Then remaining balance 3 weeks be four start date.

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