Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

Ofqual regulated qualification
603/5945/6
Minimum Student age
16
 

Course Summary

 

This Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is an advanced course for those who have experience working in the canine sector and wish to gain a qualification in dog grooming and salon management.

This qualification includes 30 days of hands-on practical training with dog grooming professionals. Learners will learn how to prepare, style, groom and finish a range of dog breeds at a professional standard.

Learners will learn about dog health, safety, canine legislation, customer care, equipment maintenance, health checking, canine behaviour, emergency first aid and how to manage a small canine business.

This is an Ofqual regulated qualification that has been developed by the awarding organization iPET Network. This course meets the DEFRA higher standard licence requirements and provides 30 days of practical hands-on training at a dog grooming school in Winsford, Cheshire.

Learners gain the core skills to become a qualified and professional dog groomer and will be able to apply for related roles within the canine sector.

Unit 1

Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

The aim of this unit is to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding of the importance of Health and Safety demonstrating awareness of hazards, risks and Biosecurity complying with relevant legislation and codes of practice fundamental to the grooming environment. To ensure safe working practices of groomers and dogs in their care to the highest welfare standards.

Unit 2

Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation

The aim of this unit is to provide the knowledge, skills and understand how to promote and maintain the health and welfare of animals following health and safety and Animal Welfare requirements. To recognise welfare issues and be able to take specific measures to make adjustments to the environmental conditions.

Unit 3

Customer Care and Managing Complaints

The aim of this unit is to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver customer service, handle complaints and recommend solutions. The Candidate will know how to maintain customer relations and the importance of doing so.

Unit 4

Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment

The aim of this unit is to provide knowledge, understanding and skills to assess, plan and record dog grooming styles according to breed standard styling or client requirements. Candidates will demonstrate the importance of maintaining equipment and safe working practices in line with current Health and Safety legislation, Animal Welfare legislation and environmental good practice.

Unit 5

Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour

The aim of this unit is to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding required to care for dogs in a grooming environment. To be able to carry out health checks and identify anatomical points on a dog, know and understand canine behaviour and be able to adapt handling to different dogs.

Unit 6

Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds

The aim of this unit is to provide knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare, style and finish a range of dog breeds using various techniques according to breed pattern or client requirements.

Unit 7

Canine Emergency First Aid

The aim of this unit is to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills of Canine Emergency First Aid, including when to call the vet and how to dress wounds, who can administer Canine Emergency First Aid and the classification of emergencies. You will understand how to assess and examine injured dogs, along with learning how to treat a variety of potential injuries and emergency events e.g. convulsions.

Unit 8

Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

The aim of this unit is to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding the operation of a small canine business, establish effective marketing and financial planning.

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