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. 

OCN Level 3 Diploma

in Dog Grooming 30 Days

603/0891/6 Open College Network West Midlands

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

Register Today!

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 are an iPet Network Satellite Centre delivering the Open College Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. We offer a comfortable friendly environment with state of the art resources. 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 is of the highest standards. Our instructors are qualified professionals with industry specific expertise so 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 Open College Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is an internationally recognised qualification and is regulated by Ofqual. The OCN qualification is equivalent to full Level 3 Diploma by City & Guilds (which you may of heard of). Both the City & Guilds Diploma and the OCN Diploma are both regulated by Ofqual.

What we like about the OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming: Firstly, unlike the City & Guilds route, there is no need to complete a lower level qualification first. With OCN 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 OCN route will provide you with worksheets for each module (continual assessment). These questions will be answered throughout your course with full support from us.

Throughout this course you will be trained in practical skills such as; Bathing, Blow Drying, Brushing, Scissoring, Clipping, Various Breed Styling, Nail Trimming and Ear Plucking. You will be taught how groom a variety of different breeds (Mixed 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 various handbooks which will assist you in completing the various assignments required for 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 

Featured in your portfolio will be the following handbooks:

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

At Canine Creations Dog Day Spa & Grooming School the OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

course cost is inclusive of

  • Your own take home Grooming Kit (including a grooming bag, a grooming jacket, and scissors.)

  • Open College Network Registration

  • All Diploma Course Guides and Handbooks (as listed below)

  • Canine First Aid Course

  • Assessments and Final Certification

More information about this qualification can be seen on the Open College Network website:

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

Employment eligibility: Employment as a Dog Groomer or Self Employment as a Dog Groomer

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.

In order to have time to complete your course work/ assignments at home we suggest a maximum of

3 days per week practical training.

Education is the key to success! We promise... Real dogs! Real qualifications! Real fun!

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!

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 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. 

Your training must be completed within a 12 month period.

*T's & C's Apply

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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