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Canine Creations AWARD WINNING Dog Grooming School is a Further Education and Training Provider of the iPET Network, Ofqual Regulated,

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

iPET Network 

Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Diploma in

Dog Grooming & Salon Management

(603/5945/6) 30 Days

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Be taught by Irelands first

International Certified Master Groomer

Do you want to become a professional dog groomer and/or run your own business, as well as gaining an

internationally recognised qualification?  This highly regarded  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. 


Canine Creations Dog Day Spa & Grooming School in Sandyford Village, Dublin are a an AWARD WINNING training provider delivering the iPET Network Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management. Cathy Bruen ICMG & team offer a very comfortable and friendly environment with state of the art resources for you to learn your new skill in. Training in a commercial salon will give you a very good insight in to the real world of dog grooming – something colleges can not offer. We are inspected annually by iPET Network, so you can be assured that your grooming environment and the equipment provided for you to use is of the highest standards.

The learning you will experience with us is second to none as our tutors are Award Winning qualified professionals with a combined total of 30 years industry specific expertise. You will get the benefit of real world knowledge and gain the kind of practical insights that can not be learned from a textbook or from an online course.































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The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management is an Internationally Recognised Qualification and is regulated by Ofqual. This iPET qualification is equivalent to the full Level 3 Diploma by City & Guilds and Open College Network (which you may of heard of). The C&G, OCN and iPET Diploma's are all recognised on the European Qualification Framework and are all regulated by Ofqual.

What we like about the iPET Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management: Firstly, unlike the City & Guilds route, there is no need to complete a lower level qualification first. With iPET you can go straight on to the Level 3 Diploma which can be a huge cost saving to students. Secondly, there are no formal exams (another huge cost saving!). Rather than sitting exams, which can be extremely daunting, the iPET route will provide you with worksheets for each module (continual assessment). These questions will be answered throughout your course with full support from us. Thirdly, there are two extra modules of study not seen in other similar courses therefore this qualification is more rounded and robust for those wanting to enter into the Dog Grooming Industry.

Throughout this course at our you will be trained by AWARD WINNING tutors in practical skills such as; Bathing, Blow Drying, Brushing, Nail Trimming, Scissoring, Clipping and Various Breed Styling. You will be taught how groom a variety of different breeds (Cross Breeds and Pure Breeds). (On average each student grooms 50 dogs during this course). As well as practical training there will be lots of theory explained, discussed and assessed through continual assessment. You will be provided with a detailed handbook which will assist you in completing the various assignments required for the units of this qualification. (see below)

''I recently finished my level 3 diploma in dog grooming with Cathy and I cannot recommend her enough! She is the best groomer to learn from with such extensive knowledge and years of experience behind her. Cathy is lovely and goes completely above and beyond in her teaching, I left feeling completely confident that I was capable of taking on a new career in the grooming industry. While completing the course I had a job already lined up and it wouldn't have happened without the support I received throughout the course with Cathy, again I cant recommend her enough and appreciate all she has done for me over the last few months! I would definitely choose Canine Creations if you're looking to break into the grooming world! ❤🐶🐾''

A Google review from Chrissy O' Callaghan Ward - Stepaside, Dublin 18 


€100  discount where you pay in full before course begins

Subjects covered in this qualification:

*Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment 

*Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation

*Customer Care and Managing Complaints

*Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment

*Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour

*Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds

*Canine Emergency First Aid

*Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

Read our numerous 5 star reviews on Google  from past students

Course cost is inclusive of:

  • Being tutored by a team of Award Winning qualified industry professionals with combined experience of over 30 years

  • Full administration support for your assignments

  • Your own take home Grooming Kit (including a grooming bag, a grooming top and entry level straight, curved and thinning scissors.)

  • iPET Network Registration Fee's

  • All Diploma Course Guides and Handbooks

  • Canine First Aid

  • Assessments and Final Certification

  • Continued support (even after you finish the course) in the Canine Creations Student Group Facebook page

  • 10% discount from various grooming equipment suppliers

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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!

Entry requirements: Must be physically fit, 18 years or over, have a good understanding of Leaving Cert level education, be fluent in both spoken and written English and as the assignments are done through an online platform you must have a good knowledge of how to use computers.

Courses run continually throughout the year. You can opt for taking part one, two or three day's per week (subject to availability), until you have completed the required days of training. The course must be completed in 12 months.

Email: for more information

(Please note, grooming school/ course enquires are only dealt with by email.

During busy periods it may take a few days for you to receive a reply, we thank you for your patience)

Education is the key to success! We promise...

Real dogs! Real qualifications! Real fun!

At Canine Creations Dog Day Spa & Grooming School the iPET Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management course cost is €6,660 (can be paid in full or a payment plan can be arranged - see below)

Exclusively at Canine Creations Grooming School - Payment Plans*

At Canine Creations Dog Day Spa & Grooming School, we are mindful of the cost of your training and try to make our courses accessible to all. To help you achieve your new career in Dog Grooming we (unlike other training providers) deliver the course on a part time basis and offer a 'pay as you go' payment plan.

The plan allows you to pay your deposit and then pay for your training in 5 day blocks.


For example if attending.....

1 day per week you have 6-7 months to pay off the course

2 days per week you have 3-4 months to pay off the course

3 days per week you have 2-3 months to pay off the course

You can choose before the course begins to take a week or two off during the course for holidays etc but please note, your training must be completed within a 12 month period.

*T's & C's Apply

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