iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Cat Grooming and Salon Management

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iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Cat Grooming and Salon Management

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Course Details

Course Type: In Person
Course Length: Practical & Self Study days
Certification: Diploma
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Northwich, Cheshire
£500 deposit

About this course

Cat grooming is a booming profession in the UK with a growing market that is ripe for those wanting to start cat grooming in a professional capacity. Whether you are a dog groomer looking to diversify your business or a novice cat lover who dreams to work with animals, the iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Cat Grooming & Salon Management is simply the best qualification course for you to achieve your goals.  This qualification demonstrates to employers or members of the public your professional knowledge in cat grooming and enables you to be a ‘FULLY QUALIFIED CAT GROOMER’ in the UK. Like dog grooming, cat grooming is not currently regulated but by demonstrating your expertise with this qualification, you set yourself apart from others. With no prerequisites to enroll on this course, you can go from complete beginner to professional with practical training in a school, grooming a variety of cats, alongside essential theory knowledge to support your new skills which is delivered through our easy to use e-portfolio system.  This blend of in-person and online training allows learning to fit around your commitments, giving you the flexibility to complete theory work at a time and location of your choice. During the practical training, you will be trained in prepping a cats coat, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling and nail trimming on a selection of cat breeds. This course also covers health & safety whilst cat grooming, ensuring the cats welfare throughout the grooming process, planning grooms, maintaining equipment, feline health checking, legislation to consider, customer service in cat grooming, managing a cat grooming salon or business, feline emergency first aid and more! If you aim for the top, this is the course for you!

Due to the specialist nature of cat grooming and our commitment to animal welfare, Four Paws Groom School does not offer cat and dog grooming simultaneously in any location.

To accommodate the current demand for those looking to learn how to cat groom, we have partnered with Terrington Tails based at 39c Marshland St, Terrington St Clements, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4NE where our cat grooming courses will be held.

  • Coat preparation
  • Planning cat grooming styles
  • Health checks and feline behaviour
  • Bathing and drying
  • Clipping
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Advanced styling techniques
  • Feline first aid
  • Salon and business management

Course Breakdown

Course length: 25 days

Training Time: 9.30am – 4pm

Availability: Monday – Friday (varies per location)

Study mode: In person practical training and theory online

Eligibility to complete this course: Learners must be aged 16 or above and able to follow Tutor instruction. They must be comfortable around different cat breeds and temperaments and able to work at level 3.

Assessment method: Practical assessment & theory workbook completed on online e-portfolio


  • Welcome to Four Paws Groom School
  • Practical experience bathing and drying different cats
  • Basic styling and hygiene
  • Moving to intermediate and advanced styling techniques
  • Coat preparation
  • Bathing and drying
  • Clipping
  • Scissoring
  • Nail trimming
  • Health and safety for people and pets
  • Animal welfare legislation and best practice
  • Customer care
  • Planning cat grooming styles
  • Health checks and canine behaviour
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Feline first aid
  • Health and safety in a salon
  • Salon and business management

Certification: iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Cat Grooming and Salon Management (Ofqual regulated)

Perfect for: Anyone looking to start a career in cat grooming or are experienced dog groomers that are looking to diversify their business and want to achieve the industry standard of being qualified.

Qualification Details

Awarding Organisation: iPET Network

Ofqual Code: 603/5945/6

Guided Learning Hours: 267

Total Qualification Time: 370

Start Date: Anytime

Enrolment will be valid for: 2 years

Study mode: Online

Award type: Diploma

Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence, workbook and practical assessment

Qualification Level: 3

Entry Criteria: Learners should be aged 16 or above, be able to work at level 3 standard and be comfortable around different cat breeds and temperaments.

Credits: 37

Units: 8

Unit breakdown:

  1. Health and Safety in a Cat Grooming Environment
  2. Promote the Welfare of Cats conforming with Relevant Legislation
  3. Customer Care and Managing Complaints
  4. Assess and Plan Cat Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
  5. Health Checking, Handling and Feline Behaviour
  6. Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Cat Breeds
  7. Planning the Operation of a Small Animal Business
  8. Feline Emergency First Aid


Where can I find regulated qualifications?
Jobcentre Plus Low Value Procurement Scheme
Enhanced Learning Credits


Progression: After this course learners can complete other related feline qualifications or achieve a qualification in dog grooming.

£500 deposit

Deposit payment to secure course placement, the team will contact you to confirm exact start dates at your preferred school location.

Enhance your animal care career

Completing a course with Four Paws Groom School offers learners a distinct advantage in enhancing their animal care career by providing a comprehensive and hands-on curriculum taught by experienced professionals. With a focus on grooming techniques, animal behaviour, and industry best practices, our training courses equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the competitive field of animal care. The modern facilities and personalised guidance from experienced tutors ensure that student not only meet but exceed industry standards, positioning them for success in a fulfilling and rewarding career working with animals.

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