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Courses in Dog Grooming, Styling and Salon Management

Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

(This is a formal, regulated, nationally recognised qualification)

About This Programme
The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification is top of the class at Barker & Bowes Training Academy.

IPET Network Level 3.

Duration: 30 Days
Cost: €4,250 including VAT and All Inclusive



The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management Qualification includes additional elements which are unique to its syllabus. This qualification is rounded and robust for those wanting to enter into the Dog Grooming Industry and we highly recommend this course for those wishing to gain employment as a stylist or start their own dog grooming business.

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is regulated by Ofqual and internationally recognised. It is also your route to becoming a 'Fully Qualified' Dog Groomer.

The course is delivered over 30 days of practical training with additional theory work to be completed at home. Candidates will groom a minimum of 20 dogs, 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat types but often many more.

There are no pre-requisites to starting the course, meaning you can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first which can be a huge cost saving to students. There is an interview as part of the application process.

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Students will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping and nail trimming and the qualification course includes hand-stripping.
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
303: Customer Care and Managing Complaints
304: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
305: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
306: Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds
307: Canine Emergency First Aid
308: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

On your course, you are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework meaning you don’t have to sit a daunting exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by novice dog groomers around the globe. Barker & Bowes Training Academy wants to take the pressure out of adult learning and we can adapt to suit your learning style. Our aim is to improve industry standards by ensuring you walk out of our school fully qualified, confident and competent.

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a range of dog breeds. This will be a formal, regulated, nationally recognised qualification that will remain relevant throughout your career and can only be achieved by reaching the required skill level. It has been designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby or career) but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.

This course and qualification is available to those from Ireland and internationally who are able to attend our training academy at Barker & Bowes in Limerick, Ireland.

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