We have many types of training and courses available for both those who are experienced in dog grooming and wanting to increase your skills, as well as those who want to start their grooming career on the right foot.
Anything from 1 day breed specific for experienced groomers, scissor technique for existing groomers, prep work, competition grooming, exam practice, fast track and short courses or full career courses… we have everything and we are super flexible to work around you.
Please see the information on courses and pricing below or contact us to discuss you needs or requirements.
Career Courses - iPET Network Courses
iPET Level 3 in Dog Grooming and Salon Management
This course is designed to suit everybody, whether you are thinking about starting your own business or gaining employment in a salon, this course for you. In order to get the best head start in the industry I would recommend the NEW iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification.
The iPET Network qualification is now a nationally recognised qualification, regulated by Ofqual and on the UK educational framework. The course runs over 32 days (1 day induction, 30 days styling in the school and 1 day Canine First Aid course) with additional theory work to be completed at home. You do not need any prior experience to start this course or to have completed another level course first.
The Level 3 Qualification course gives you the most skills practice and you will leave with in depth knowledge of each breed style, canine first aid, customer care, salon health and safety and business management and much, much more.
The units covered in the iPET Network qualification are:
- Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment
- Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
- Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds
- Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
- Canine Emergency First Aid
- Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation
- Customer Care and Managing Complaints
- Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business
Each student receives a course pack, after course support via our iPET students Facebook page and exclusive supplier discounts (10% on the majority). The difference between our courses is the number of days practical skills training and therefore the number of dogs you can groom in that time. The 30 day course is a recognised Level 3 (A level) Qualification approved by Ofqual and includes Handstripping which isn’t compulsory as part of the qualification but we feel is important to your grooming knowledge and expands your overall styling skills. These elements are unique to our course syllabus and are not found in the C&G and OCN qualifications.
Course Cost – £5295.00
The overall course is offered over 32 days and can be completed as intensively or flexibly as you require;
8 full weeks, 1 day a week, 2 days a week, 4 days a week, whatever suits your lifestyle.
You can also carry on your education with us, even if you already have a qualification in dog grooming … other courses we provide –
iPET Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management (FAST TRACK – for the experienced groomer wanting a regulated qualification)
iPET Level 3 Award for Educators in the Canine and Feline Sector
iPET Level 3 Award in Handstripping
iPET Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid
iPET Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming (NEW TO 2021)
Please contact us via email or through our schools facebook page for further info on availability and costs –
For those with previous experience in the grooming salon we do have short course options available. Please contact us for details.
PLEASE NOTE – All courses above that are to be paid in full prior to start date require a minimum deposit of £1000.
This is to secure your place and cover registration fees. This is non refundable once paid.
Please note – this deposit is non refundable as your dates will be secured and money paid to register you with your qualification board (IPet). Full balance due 1 month before start date, once paid and your course started, the full course fee cannot be refunded.
If paying via payment plan, a minimum deposit of £1000 and is non refundable once paid. This is required to secure your place, cover cost of registration fees and starter kit as well as getting your payment plan set up, training days booked in and the first payment plan installment is to be made the month prior to start date. Once course is started, no payments made are refundable.
Please contact us to discuss available plans – these are only available to those taking courses over a part time basis and payment plans vary depending on how many days per week you take the course over and amount of deposit being paid. Please contact us via email to discuss your personalised payment plan. (All courses need to have been paid in full prior to the end of course date).
We also provide many other courses to suit your needs and experience – PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND/OR NEEDS AND WE WILL BEABLE TO HELP ADVISE WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
ALSO, WE HAVE THE BELOW COURSES AVAILABLE
PLEASE NOTE – THE BELOW ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE ALREADY GROOMING OR SHOW GROOMING AND LOOKING TO PROGRESS, IMPROVE, SIT EXAMS AND/OR COMPETE…
WE DO NOT TEACH ANYONE WITHOUT EXPERIENCE TO GROOM THEIR OWN DOGS
1 day one to one training on styling and scissor technique (Saturday only – providing own dog(s) – £300
½ day one to one training on styling and scissor technique (Saturday only – providing own dog(s) – £200
1 day training on styling and scissor technique (weekday only, dog(s) provided but not breed specific and more than one student may be training) – £185
½ day training on styling and scissor technique (weekday only, dog(s) provided but not breed specific and more than one student may be training) – £150
½ day one to one breed specific styling (other than poodle – providing own dog(s) and more than one student may be training) – £125
Poodle show coat preparation and styling day – ideal for those who want to learn show styling or competition work – (Own dogs to be provided for on going help and support) – £350
(group days can be arranged if you want to bring 1-3 friends with you for poodle days, prices to be discussed)
OTHER TRAINING DAYS CAN BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND GOALS… JUST SEND US A MESSAGE!