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iPet Network Ofqual Level 3
Diploma in Pet Grooming and Shop Management

英國 Ofqual Level 3

iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management - Qualification Number 603/5945/6

(link to qualification on Ofqual register)

Course Outline

The iPet Network Ofqual Level 3 Diploma is designed for students wishing to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, design and complete a range of dog breeds, understand the environmental health and safety of dog pet grooming work, practice business management and acquire canine first aid skills. In 40 lessons, students will train at least 20 dogs, including at least 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat qualities. There are no prerequisites for admission to this diploma, which means that students do not need to complete lower level (Level 1 or Level 2) courses first, which can save students a lot of cost and time.

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will demonstrate to employers or the public that trainees have the technical skills and knowledge required to successfully groom a range of dog breeds. This is a formal, regulated, nationally recognized qualification that will remain relevant throughout a trainee's career and can only be achieved by achieving the required skill level. It is designed for those who wish to become professional dog groomers or who already groom dogs (either as a hobby or as a profession) but do not currently hold a nationally recognized qualification.

curriculum framework


no special requirements

teaching hours

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 300 hours

Total Qualification Time TQT: 403 hours

Eligibility Coverage

Unit 301: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment (Taught in UK)

Unit 302: Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant (British teaching)

Unit 303: Customer Care and Managing Complaints (British teaching)

Unit 304: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment (Taught in Hong Kong)

Unit 305: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behavior (Hong Kong teaching)

Unit 306: Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds (Hong Kong teaching)

Unit 307: Canine Emergency First Aid (British teaching)

Unit 308: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business (British teaching)

​ Evaluation Content

Three formal practical styling assessments are required (completed in three days), which will be conducted in the classroom of the International Professional Pet Grooming Academy (IPGA), and the online Zoom Live assessment by the British tutor. Each student must go through a complete pet grooming routine (including pre-grooming, bathing, blow-drying, and styling) on three different breeds, styles, and coat textures.

Each assessment must demonstrate learner understanding of:

  • Breed standard style pattern

  • Client requirements

Course FAQ

  • In addition to tuition fees, are there any additional costs?
    All teaching-related expenses in our school are included in the tuition fee, and there are no hidden charges. The items that may be charged extra are as follows: 1. Purchase additional beauty tools and supplies not included in the course 2. Apply for an additional certificate 3. Make up the classroom
  • Why is the course fee of your school higher than other schools in the market?
    Word-of-mouth and integrity are the accumulated achievements of our school since its establishment 16 years ago. The quality of the school's courses is highly recognized and respected by the industry. After graduation, the students can independently deal with the skills required for entering the industry, starting a business, self-employment and immigration. Employers also have positive and positive evaluations of the school's graduates.
  • How many mentors are there during the internship?
    Practice classes are taught by senior instructors with more than ten years of teaching experience and four assistant instructors. All assistant instructors have obtained professional pet groomer qualifications and have working experience in pet shops.
  • Ofqual Level 3 diploma courses are divided into UKL3 and UKL3PRO. What is the difference between the two?
    UKL3 is mainly aimed at students with zero foundation. The course includes 35 real dog practice classes and the cost of teaching in the UK. UKL3PRO is mainly aimed at working pet groomers and pet shop owners, as well as students who are studying certificate courses in our school. The tuition fee only includes the cost of teaching in the UK, and does not include real dog practice courses.
  • In what language are the courses taught?
    Mainly taught in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), the assignments and some content of OFQUAL Level 3 courses will be taught in English.
  • If I attend classes less often, is there any way to review or revisit?
    Students who are studying the certificate courses of our school can log in to the online learning platform of our school to review at any time. From showering and shearing clips to beauty knowledge outside of the classroom, you can watch it, so that students can learn at any time and maintain their competitiveness.
  • Is the certificate internationally recognized?
    The school provides 4 types of certificates for students to apply for the exam Internationally recognized certificate 1. Japanese PSIA certificate: Japan Pet Stylist International Association PSIA (Pet Stylist International Association PSIA), an international public examination, candidates include Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, etc. 2. Ofqual Level 3 pet grooming and store management diploma course recognized by the British government *The above two certificates are issued in English, and the content and related skills of the certificates can be recognized in English-speaking regions of the world 3. FCI's KCT certificate: KCT (Taiwan Kennel Club), one of the branches of FCI (International Kennel Federation). The more active branches in Asia include CKU (China Kennel Union) in China and JKC (Japan Kennel Club) in Japan, all of which belong to FCI *FCI's beauty certificates are issued in the language of the region. For example, the language of Taiwan's KCT certificate is traditional Chinese, and the language of Japan's JKC certificate is Japanese Local Recognition Certificate 1. IPGA certificate: a certificate issued by the International Professional Grooming Association (IPGA), which is generally recognized in the local pet industry
  • There are many C-level courses for pet groomers in the market. What are the differences and what are the standards?
    Standard of our C-level pet groomer: 1. Able to complete basic beauty procedures (including showering and brushing) within 1 hour 2. Able to complete the shearing of a real poodle pet type within 2 hours 3. The trimmed shape can meet the standard charged by pet shops 4. Have a basic understanding of the lady sheep type 5. Able to complete the whole process of showering and shearing independently
  • How should I choose the course that suits me best?
    Our courses have specific learning objectives, starting from the basics, and are designed according to the time and purpose of the students. Internationally recognized Japanese PSIA pet groomer certificate course: take the Japanese certificate and become a senior groomer UK Government Recognized Ofqual Level 3 Pet Grooming and Store Management Diploma Course: Immigration to the UK and Local Entrepreneurship Locally recognized IPGA Pet Shop Entrepreneurship and Shop Management Course: Open a shop and become a pet shop owner Local accredited IPGA Grade C pet groomer certificate: pet groomer as the target career You can also click here to enter the course questionnaire to learn about your professional direction step by step.
  • What is the earliest date I can start classes after registration?
    There are two days of class start every month. The first class must be held on the start date of one of the two days. Please go to the course page to view the course start date.
  • How to make an appointment for a class?
    If you have not yet taken an IPGA course, please check the start date of the course on the course page you want to enroll, or check the start date of all courses on the school's timetable page. If you have participated in IPGA training courses, our school has an online reservation platform for current students, and students can make reservations online by themselves. There will be an email notification and confirmation the day before the class starts.
  • I usually want to work, but I can only come on Saturdays or Sundays, will there be no one in class?
    The online reservation platform dedicated to current students of the school can provide a whole month of reservation service, if you can make an appointment in advance. Huatang Branch can provide a maximum of 23 places for students to make an appointment every day.
  • How many classes can I take in a week?
    Free appointment" class Except for Tuesday breaks or special events, the "free reservation" class in the course content can choose the class date at will, just make an appointment on the student's "online reservation platform" of the school. You can arrange the school days each week or month according to your own schedule. Monthly inter-class class" and "Inter-class class" classes The start date of the inter-class class will be announced on the school timetable, Facebook alumni association and WhatsApp group every month. Students should pay attention to the class date and make an appointment in advance.


  • Ofqual - Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management Certificate

  • International Professional Pet Grooming Association (IPGA)​C-level pet groomer qualification

Target career and development

  • ​ Immigrants to foreign countries to open pet shops and pet grooming studios

  • Working as a pet groomer or head of a pet grooming shop in a foreign country​

Class date and time

Monday to Sunday (except Tuesday rest and special events),You can freely book a class date on the online platform

Real Dog Internship: From 12:00 noon until the completion of the internship content, the class ends at 6:00 pm

​ Fake wool practice: 12:00 noon to 5:00 noon

Sai Wan Ho - Wah Tong Branch Campus (Room 1-2, 1/F, Wah Tong Building, 38-44 Shau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong)

new class start date

*This calendar only shows the class dates of each course, and there is no registration or reservation function. If you need to register, please follow the registration procedures below.

​If you have any inquiries, please contact the school by WhatsApp 62326466.

12:30pm to 4:30pm orUntil the internship content is completed, the class ends before 6:00 p.m.

Sai Wan Ho - Wah Tong Branch Campus (Room 1-2, 1/F, Wah Tong Building, 38-44 Shau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong)

Course content (40 lessons in total in the Hong Kong part)

Unit 305: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behavior

Unit 304: Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment

Unit 306: Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds A series of dog grooming before and after work and styling design (25 sessions in total)

assessment: Three formal practical styling assessments (3 lessons in total)

Students need to completeThree formal practical styling assessments (completed over three days),Choose 3 kinds of hair quality from the following 5 kinds of hair quality, and choose 1 dog breed from each hair quality as the pet grooming evaluation content

​Tuition and registration method

Advance Offer: HKD48,000 (Limited to 3 places)

1. Online registration

Students can click "Register Now" below and pay the HKD4,000 seat reservation fee by credit card immediately. After successfully enrolling in the course, students will receive a "confirmation email" automatically sent by the system within one hour, and students can check their email and junk mail boxes. If you do not receive the "Confirmation Email", please contact us. Tel/ Whatsapp: 6232 6466.

2. Electronic payment registration
Deposit the reservation fee of HKD4,000 to the school’s bank account through the following channels. Please send the payment/transfer screenshot together with your personal information (full name in Chinese and English and phone number) to Whatsapp (6232 6466) or email ([email protected]) on the same day way to return to the school.




Phone number: 6232 6466


Beneficiary Name: LAU C*** W** VIC

Phone number: 6232 6466

AlipayHK (Alipay Hong Kong)

Beneficiary Name: LAU C*** W** VIC

Phone number: 6232 6466

3. Bank transfer registration
Deposit the seat reservation fee HKD4,000 to the bank account of the school through the following channels. Please send the bank deposit certificate (such as: deposit slip, transfer screenshot) together with personal information (full name in Chinese and English and phone number), and use Whatsapp on the same day (6232 6466) Or email ([email protected]) to the school.
Bank of China account number: 01259210049011
Account name: Hong Kong Professional Groomers Association Ltd)

4. Visit Huatang branch campus to register
Address: Room 1-2, 1/F, Hua Tong Building, 38-44 Shau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan River, Hong Kong
Students can pay by cash, credit card or check (please pay to "Hong Kong Professional Pet Grooming Association Limited")​

One-time payment of tuition fee is required by card

Cash can be paid in two installments (the first class pays HKD24,000 in cash, the twentieth class pays HKD24,000 in cash, and the full tuition fee is required before the start of the British course)

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