Canine Creations Dog Grooming School is part of the iPet Network.

The iPet Network are a collection of schools, trainers, coaches and mentors, across the UK and Ireland, specialising in delivering accredited courses in a range of pet related topics. 

FAST TRACK OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (online)

603/0891/6 Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

Are you currently working as a dog groomer for 2 years or more and would like to have your skills validated? The Fast Track to level 3 is perfect for groomers who are employed or busy running a business and not able to take time off to do an extended course. This highly regarded internationally recognised qualification will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a variety of dogs and will remain relevant throughout your career. Think of it as a lucrative career investment! Whats even better is that there are no formal exams - you gain your qualification through continual assessment and you will be guided by us through every step of the way!


Fast Track course cost is inclusive of:

Open College Network Registration

All Diploma Course Guides and Course Journals

One Full Day Training With Us 

First Aid Course

Guided Distance Learning Continued Assessment

Final Certification

The qualification is completed using the iPet Network e-portfolio online platform called Onefile, your log on details will be provided once payment for course is received. By completing your qualification online, it will save you a lot of time and duplication of work making it even easier to achieve the Diploma.

Entry requirements:

Unlike the City & Guilds, you do not need to complete a lower level to begin your studies with the level 3 Diploma qualification through the Open College Network. The Fast Track option to achieving your OCN Level 3 Diploma is available to those who have been already grooming for a minimum of 2 years, who can display a good level of grooming of a variety of breeds. You will complete your coursework online (based of information in handbooks accessible online, see below), and demonstrate grooming of 10 different breeds (a mixture of pure and cross breeds) in 15 different styles through an online portfolio of written descriptions along with photo's. As the assignments are done through an online platform you must be computer literate.

Stand out from the crowd and gain a reputable qualification. Show your clients that you have made every effort to be the best that you can be!

STUDENT HANDBOOK 1: Dog Grooming Styles, Blade Lengths & Terminology 

STUDENT HANDBOOK 2: Tools (how to use them correctly) & Dog Behaviour

STUDENT HANDBOOK 3: Canine Coat Growth, Dog Anatomy, Nail Trimming, Ear Plucking & Reproduction System 

STUDENT HANDBOOK 4: Techniques (Scissoring, Clipping, Drying)

STUDENT HANDBOOK 5: Diseases & Disorders

STUDENT HANDBOOK 6: Equipment & Care

STUDENT HANDBOOK 7: Grooming Steps, Health Checks, Coat Types, Breed Groups, Dog Head Types, Ear Types, Teeth & Parasites 

STUDENT HANDBOOK 8: Handling Dogs, Lifting Dogs & Restraining Dogs 

STUDENT HANDBOOK 9:  Learning Resources & Legislation 

STUDENT HANDBOOK 10: Customer Engagement, Recording Information, Pricing

STUDENT HANDBOOK 11: Hand Stripping Theory (Handstrip practical is not a mandatory part of this course but the information in handbook 11 outlines useful information and the theory behind it)

Work towards this qualification at your own pace - You have 1 year to complete this course however most complete it in a couple of months. The flexibility of the 1 year time frame takes the pressure off those who are busy working in full time employment or running their own business.

For more information or how how to register, contact Ali Coghlan, Office Manager or 

Cathy Bruen, Business Owner & Tutor, on 0879015530/

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