The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is designed for those who wish to open and manage their own business. The qualification provides the in depth skills and knowledge needed to groom a wide variety of dogs. There are business management and canine emergency first aid modules are included, along with theory sessions covering key elements from the units listed below. 

No previous qualifications or experience are necessary to complete this course. Therefore, you do not need to hold a Level 2 qualification to undertake it. 

Those who complete this course can look to work as a groomer in a salon environment or set up their own business. 

Progression routes include:

• iPET Network Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming
• iPET Network Level 3 Award in Hand Stripping
• iPET Network Level 4 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

What does the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming cover?

The first day will begin with a health and safety induction, along with a tour of our facilities. During each day of the course, you will have the opportunity to style and finish a number of different dog breeds. 

The course includes 30 practical days, that must be completed within 12 months of your start date. There will be some theory to complete outside of the course hours to provide underpinning knowledge to your vocational skill development.

The course covers the following modules:

  • Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment
  • Promote the Welfare of Dogs Conforming with Relevant Legislation
  • Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
  • Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
  • Prepare, Style and Finish a Selection of Dog Breeds
  • Customer Care and Managing Complaints
  • Canine Emergency First Aid
  • Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming  equipment information:

Please find below a list of recommended suppliers to purchase equipment from:

Dog Grooming Supplies for Salon and Home use at Low Prices – Free Shipping | christies pet grooming (

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Further Information

Course Length:

30 days practical

Course Available:

Week Days

Course Time:

9:30am – 4.30pm

Course Fee:

£4999 inc. registration

Our courses can be paid for in the following ways:

Credit Card, Debit Card or Bank Transfer.

Instalment plans are available. Please contact us for more information.