Saturday Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma

iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management

Study to become a Professional Dog Groomer with Saturday Only Onsite Study

  • Foundation Knowledge App 
  • 28 Dogs Minimum Grooming Experience Per Learner 
  • 20 Days Onsite Practical Education
  • 6 In-person Workshops including Canine First Aid and Business Launch Plan
  • 4 In-person Grooming Demonstrations
  • 3 Practical Assessments 
  • Real Work Skills Usage and Business Launch Mentoring for a minimum of 8 weeks after practical education 

Presenting the iPET Network Level 3 Dog Grooming course—a pathway to cultivating skilled and passionate dog groomers. This Ofqual-approved National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) offers comprehensive preparation for thriving in the pet grooming industry, including the potential to launch your own business.

This 20-week program, held on 4 Saturdays each month, is perfect for pet lovers aiming to embark on a rewarding career. Our renowned tutors are dedicated to enhancing your expertise and confidence, regardless of your career goals in the industry.Balancing hands-on practical lessons and enlightening theory sessions, this program shapes you into an adept and commercially viable dog groomer. 

The Level 3 iPET Network assessment involves curating a portfolio of successfully groomed pets, emphasizing practical skill and consistent effort without the need for a final written exam.

The Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma Includes:

Proven Course That Takes You From Novice to Professional Dog Groomer & Business Owner

Groomarts Student Dog Grooming Kit and Scissor Credit Bundle (RRP £400.00)

A Groomarts Pro Certification and access to our Graduate & Business Launch Enablement Programme

IPET Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management (Industry recognised professional standard for Dog Groomers)

Groomarts Competence Guarantee - Graduate with Confidence or Come Back Until You Are

Real World Business Launch Support To Get You Earning and Impressing Clients Sooner

Difference between iPET Network & City & Guilds Dog Grooming Diplomas?

Elevate your grooming skills with our Weekend Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma, endorsed by iPET Network and aligned with City and Guilds. This qualification is recognized worldwide and regulated by Ofqual—the national qualifications regulator—making it a standard-setting program in the industry.

While the iPET Network Qualifications Level 3 Diploma is on par with the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in national standards, it offers unique advantages. Unlike City & Guilds, our course doesn't require a Level 2 qualification for enrollment into the Level 3 Diploma course. With a stronger focus on practical skills and a portfolio-based assessment, there's no need for a final exam, ensuring that your grooming competence is the highlight of your evaluation.

Opt for the GroomArts Weekend Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma - a program designed to empower you with hands-on training and a portfolio-based assessment for a seamless path to success without the restrictions of prerequisite qualifications or rigid exam schedules.

Knowledge Covered During the Diploma:

Emergency Canine First Aid

Styling and Finishing of Dogs

Canine Health Check, Anatomy and Record Keeping

Equipment, Tools and Periodic Maintenance

Handling, Behavior, Control and Safe Movement

Business Start up Plan & Financing Options

Marketing & Loyalty Techniques to Owners

Grooming for Owners vs Grooming for Shows

Breeds, Coats & Essential Knowledge

Stage 1

Enrol Online by Paying £495.00 Deposit. Secure your start date in confidence with the option to move free of charge.

Stage 2

Student Services will get in touch within 48 hours to confirm your enrollment and answer any questions.

Stage 3

Student number and Foundation Knowledge App access issued. Live chat with your tutor and prepare for your first da

Payment Plans

Reserve your spot in the course with a secure payment of £495.00, and seamlessly initiate a payment plan to spread the course fees over 2-12 months with zero interest. All it takes is a debit card, and you're guaranteed acceptance. Payment plans start within 30 days of your deposit payment, allowing you to select a date that works for you

Duration & Timings

Our course comprises 20 Saturdays over the span of 20 weeks. The sessions run from 9:00am to 6:00pm and are conducted as a single group.All classes take place at our spacious academy or training suite in London Colney, Hertfordshire, ensuring a convenient and immersive learning experience.

Everything but your Scissors!

At GroomArts, we encourage students to invest in their own scissors to become familiar with their equipment. You don't need to purchase these in advance, as we offer a professional range of scissors available for purchase at or at the academy. Your scissors are an essential tool that you'll use every day, so it's important to make the right investment.

Professional Range of Scissors

Frequently Asked Questions

Leaders in Practical Dog Grooming Training

What are entry requirements for enrolling in the Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management Diploma course?

There are no specific entry requirements for enrolling in the Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management Diploma course. We welcome all passionate individuals eager to learn and excel in the pet grooming industry.

What is the duration of the course and how are the classes scheduled?

The course spans 20 Saturdays over a period of 20 weeks, running from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

How can I secure my spot in the course and what payment options are available?

You can secure your spot with a payment of £495.00 and then opt for a payment plan to spread the course fees over 2-12 months interest and finance-free. Debit cards are accepted, and payment plans start within 30 days of your deposit payment.

Do I need to purchase my own grooming equipment, and if so, where can I find the required tools?

We encourage students to invest in their own scissors for familiarity, but you can also purchase professional grooming tools from or at the academy.

What topics and skills are covered in the Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management Diploma curriculum?

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics including breed standards, grooming techniques, salon management, and customer service.

Are there any job placement or career support services provided upon completion of the course?

Upon completion of the course, students receive guidance on job placement and career support in the pet care industry.

How will the Level 3 Diploma course benefit my career in the dog grooming and pet care industry?

The Level 3 Diploma equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in dog grooming and pet care.

What assessments or evaluations are included in the Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management Diploma?

Assessments include practical evaluations, portfolio submissions, and theoretical assessments.

Where will the classes be conducted, and what facilities are available at the academy?

All classes are held at our spacious academy or training suite in London Colney, Hertfordshire, providing an optimal learning environment.

What is the accreditation of the Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management Diploma, and how is it recognized in the industry?

The Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management Diploma is awarded by iPet Network and is well-recognized within the industry.

Can I visit the academy before enrolling in the course?

Yes, we encourage potential students to visit the academy to get a feel for the learning environment and speak with our staff. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

What is the student-to-teacher ratio during the course?

We maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure personalized attention and guidance throughout the program.

Are there any specific dress code requirements for the course?

Students are required to wear appropriate grooming attire during practical sessions. Further details will be provided upon enrollment.

Can I expect hands-on grooming experience during the course?

Absolutely! The course includes extensive hands-on grooming training to build your practical skills and confidence.

Is there an age requirement for enrolling in the course?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in the Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management Diploma.

Is the course open to international students?

Yes, the course is open to both domestic and international students who meet the enrollment requirements.

What support is available for students with learning needs or disabilities?

We provide additional support and accommodations for students with learning needs or disabilities. Please inform us of any specific requirements during the enrollment process.

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