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Dog Grooming and Salon Management (RQF) Level 3 Diploma
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Dog Grooming and Salon Management (RQF) Level 3 Diploma

  • Gain essential dog grooming techniques
  • Learn how to manage a salon
  • Develop skills required to become a qualified dog groomer
     
  • Gain 30 days of practical experience with a professional dog grooming team
  • Groom at least 20 dogs, across 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat types
  • Achieve an Ofqual regulated qualification at Diploma Level 3 
  • Qualify within a year

 

Overview

This iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will give learners the necessary knowledge and skills to become a qualified dog groomer or open your own dog grooming business.

This comprehensive Ofqual Regulated Qualification covers everything from animal care and first aid to how to set up your business and manage your customers.

This Qualification will teach you how to safely operate a dog grooming service including key legislation, health and safety and providing care for animals. This will minimise stress and create a relaxing environment for the animals in your care.

You will also learn grooming best practice, how to handle different shapes and sizes of dog and how to carry out health checks.

Dog grooming sessions can often identify the early signs of ill-health so developing those skills – as well as animal first aid can provide key information about the dogs' health, and improve their overall wellbeing.

This qualification includes 30 days of practical hands-on training at a COVID-Safe Dog grooming school in Winsford, Cheshire UK. This state of the art dog grooming school is run by highly qualified canine experts, who will support you through the principles of dog grooming and business management.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 

The benefit of online learning is you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. 

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine care, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career. With no classes to attend or timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

All your course copy is engaging and related to real-life scenarios. So, you can gain real-life experience in preparation for a career in dog grooming.

 

30 Day Practical Training

This course includes 30 days of practical training at a top-of-the-range COVID-secure dog grooming training school in Winsford, Cheshire UK.

During your 30-days of practical, you will be taught, observed, supported, and assessed by highly experienced canine tutors.

This valuable hands-on training experience will help you learn the fundamentals of dog grooming, the correct health and safety procedures and the management of a dog grooming salon in a working environment.

At the end of your 30-day practical training, you will be a qualified dog groomer and have the practical and theoretical knowledge to manage a dog grooming business.

This course consists of 8 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 and Animal Welfare requirements

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: Customer Care and Managing Complaints

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Study the basics of customer service
  • Study the fundamentals of client and customer management
  • Learn how to handle customer complaints

Unit 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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

Unit 7: Canine Emergency First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Study the vital areas of Canine Emergency First Aid
  • Learn how to recognise emergency situations
  • Learn how to administer first-aid and manage canine behaviour
  • Learn about the basic content required in a Canine Emergency First Aid kit

Unit 8: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Explore ways to set up and run a small-dog business
  • Develop a basic marketing strategy for a small canine business
  • Study the costs involved with a small canine business.
  • Learn how to produce a financial budget for a small animal business

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 30 days of practical training where you will receive hands-on training and the opportunity to apply your learning. This practical will be at a state of the art dog grooming centre in Winsford, Chesire.

The approximate time required to complete the course is 300 hours.

Please note that as a COVID precaution, it is mandatory for learners to have their own grooming equipment when attending the practical training. A comprehensive dog grooming kit is available to purchase from our practical training provider for the amount of £450. Alternatively, learners can provide their own equipment. If you decide to provide your own equipment, our training provider will need to approve your equipment list to ensure it is suitable before you attend the placement. 

This course includes practical training at a top-of-the-range COVID-secure dog grooming training school in Cheshire, Northwich UK.

This valuable hands-on training experience will help you learn the fundamentals of dog grooming, the correct health and safety procedures and the management of a dog grooming salon in a working environment.

Throughout your practical training, you will be observed, supported, and assessed by dog grooming professionals.

At the end of your 30-day practical training, you be a qualified dog groomer and have the theoretical knowledge to manage a dog grooming business.

Dog grooming school

When studying your iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management 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 30 days of practical training included in this course where students will benefit from hands-on training. You will need to be able to travel to our dog grooming centre in Winsford, Cheshire UK.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments and your 30 days of practical training at the dog grooming school, you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification. 

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of the way in which you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

iPET Network

iPET Network logo

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 NEW Canine and Feline qualifications in the industry.

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs and circumstances of its Candidates. It is aimed at Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a range of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon, understand business management and gain skills in canine emergency first aid.

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales.
They are a sector-specific organisation that is dedicated to promoting improvements in canine, feline and animal care and welfare. 

Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to seek employment within the Dog Grooming sector or progress onto managing your own salon.

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.

Dog Grooming and Salon Management (RQF) Level 3 Diploma

  • Gain essential dog grooming techniques
  • Learn how to manage a salon
  • Develop skills required to become a qualified dog groomer
     
  • Gain 30 days of practical experience with a professional dog grooming team
  • Groom at least 20 dogs, across 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat types
  • Achieve an Ofqual regulated qualification at Diploma Level 3 
  • Qualify within a year

 

Overview

This iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will give learners the necessary knowledge and skills to become a qualified dog groomer or open your own dog grooming business.

This comprehensive Ofqual Regulated Qualification covers everything from animal care and first aid to how to set up your business and manage your customers.

This Qualification will teach you how to safely operate a dog grooming service including key legislation, health and safety and providing care for animals. This will minimise stress and create a relaxing environment for the animals in your care.

You will also learn grooming best practice, how to handle different shapes and sizes of dog and how to carry out health checks.

Dog grooming sessions can often identify the early signs of ill-health so developing those skills – as well as animal first aid can provide key information about the dogs' health, and improve their overall wellbeing.

This qualification includes 30 days of practical hands-on training at a COVID-Safe Dog grooming school in Winsford, Cheshire UK. This state of the art dog grooming school is run by highly qualified canine experts, who will support you through the principles of dog grooming and business management.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 

The benefit of online learning is you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. 

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine care, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career. With no classes to attend or timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

All your course copy is engaging and related to real-life scenarios. So, you can gain real-life experience in preparation for a career in dog grooming.

 

30 Day Practical Training

This course includes 30 days of practical training at a top-of-the-range COVID-secure dog grooming training school in Winsford, Cheshire UK.

During your 30-days of practical, you will be taught, observed, supported, and assessed by highly experienced canine tutors.

This valuable hands-on training experience will help you learn the fundamentals of dog grooming, the correct health and safety procedures and the management of a dog grooming salon in a working environment.

At the end of your 30-day practical training, you will be a qualified dog groomer and have the practical and theoretical knowledge to manage a dog grooming business.

Modules

This course consists of 8 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 and Animal Welfare requirements

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: Customer Care and Managing Complaints

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Study the basics of customer service
  • Study the fundamentals of client and customer management
  • Learn how to handle customer complaints

Unit 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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

Unit 7: Canine Emergency First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Study the vital areas of Canine Emergency First Aid
  • Learn how to recognise emergency situations
  • Learn how to administer first-aid and manage canine behaviour
  • Learn about the basic content required in a Canine Emergency First Aid kit

Unit 8: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Explore ways to set up and run a small-dog business
  • Develop a basic marketing strategy for a small canine business
  • Study the costs involved with a small canine business.
  • Learn how to produce a financial budget for a small animal business

Requirements

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 30 days of practical training where you will receive hands-on training and the opportunity to apply your learning. This practical will be at a state of the art dog grooming centre in Winsford, Chesire.

The approximate time required to complete the course is 300 hours.

Please note that as a COVID precaution, it is mandatory for learners to have their own grooming equipment when attending the practical training. A comprehensive dog grooming kit is available to purchase from our practical training provider for the amount of £450. Alternatively, learners can provide their own equipment. If you decide to provide your own equipment, our training provider will need to approve your equipment list to ensure it is suitable before you attend the placement. 

This course includes practical training at a top-of-the-range COVID-secure dog grooming training school in Cheshire, Northwich UK.

This valuable hands-on training experience will help you learn the fundamentals of dog grooming, the correct health and safety procedures and the management of a dog grooming salon in a working environment.

Throughout your practical training, you will be observed, supported, and assessed by dog grooming professionals.

At the end of your 30-day practical training, you be a qualified dog groomer and have the theoretical knowledge to manage a dog grooming business.

Dog grooming school

Assessment

When studying your iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management 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 30 days of practical training included in this course where students will benefit from hands-on training. You will need to be able to travel to our dog grooming centre in Winsford, Cheshire UK.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments and your 30 days of practical training at the dog grooming school, you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification. 

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of the way in which you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

Qualifications

iPET Network

iPET Network logo

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 NEW Canine and Feline qualifications in the industry.

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs and circumstances of its Candidates. It is aimed at Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a range of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon, understand business management and gain skills in canine emergency first aid.

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales.
They are a sector-specific organisation that is dedicated to promoting improvements in canine, feline and animal care and welfare. 

Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to seek employment within the Dog Grooming sector or progress onto managing your own salon.

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.

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