Barking Marvellous Training School

The courses at Barking Marvellous Grooming School are designed to suit everybody. You can learn how to groom your own dog in one day or complete a 30 day iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management Qualification. We cater for novices wanting some confidence through to those seeking a career at the highest standard in a fast growing industry. Barking Marvellous is an approved satellite training school with  IPET Network

What makes us different from other training schools:

We offer 1-2-1 training,

Ongoing support once graduated

We will accommodate all our student needs and requests to fit around their lifestyle meaning it's possible to complete the course 1 or 2 days per week if desired.

You train within a busy commercial salon and get hands on experience of the salon environment.


Courses we offer at Barking Marvellous 


iPet Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management - 30 Day

 This qualification is rounded and robust for those wanting to enter into the Dog Grooming Industry and we highly recommend this course for those wishing to gain employment as a stylist or start their own dog grooming business. It is a nationally recognised, regulated by Ofqual and on the UK educational framework. It is also your route to becoming a 'Fully Qualified' Dog Groomer and enables you to gain a listing on the prestigious Groomers Spotlight.

The course is delivered over 30 days of practical training with additional theory work to be completed at home. Candidates will groom a minimum of 20 dogs, 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat types but often many more. There are no pre-requisites to starting the course, meaning you can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first which can be a huge cost saving to students.

Students will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping and nail trimming and the qualification course includes hand-stripping.

Units included within this qualification are:

301: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

302: Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation

303: Customer Care and Managing Complaints

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

305: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour

306: Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds

307: Canine Emergency First Aid

308: Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

On your course, you are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework meaning you don’t have to sit a daunting exam in order to achieve the qualification. Barking Marvellous Grooming school wants to take the pressure out of adult learning and we can adapt to suit your learning style. Our aim is to improve industry standards by ensuring you walk out of our school fully qualified, confident and competent we also offer ongoing support once the course is completed!

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a range of dog breeds. This is a nationally recognised qualification that will remain relevant throughout your career and can only be achieved by reaching the required skill level. It has been designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby or career) but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.

Course Price £5000.00 (price includes your own grooming kit to keep)




iPet Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling - 15 Day

This qualification is designed for Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a selections of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon and gain an understanding of health checking, handling and canine behaviour. The course is delivered over a minimum of 15 days practical training, there will be additional theory to be completed at home. Over the period of 15 days, candidates will groom at least 10 dogs to include a minimum of 5 different breeds, covering 4 different coat types. There are no pre-requisites to starting the qualification, meaning candidates can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first.

Candidates will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling and nail trimming on a selection of dog breeds.

Units included within this qualification are:

301: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

302: Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation

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

305: Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour

317: Prepare, Style and Finish a Selection of Dog Breeds


This qualification will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that Candidates understand the core principles of Dog Grooming and have been introduced to styling techniques. It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey in Dog Grooming or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.


Course Price £2999.00 (inclusive of VAT)



iPet Level 3 Award in An Introduction to Dog Grooming - 5 Day

This qualification is designed for Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish popular dog breeds and understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon. The course is delivered over a minimum of 5 days practical training with additional theory to be completed at home. Over the period of 5 days, candidates will groom at least 3 dogs to include a minimum of 2 different breeds, covering 2 different coat types. There are no pre-requisites to starting the qualification, meaning candidates can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first.

Candidates will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling and nail trimming on several dog breeds.

Units included within this qualification are:

301: Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment

318: Prepare, Style and Finish Popular Dog Breeds

 

Course Price £999.00 (Inclusive of VAT)


All the above courses are assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. There is no requirement to sit a formal exam.

 

Learn to Groom your own Dog - 1 Day

This one day course has been specifically created for those wanting to groom their own dog at home. You can bring your dog to us for the day and learn how to create one specific style you like and gain the skills you need to work on your own dogs coat type. This will save you a lifetime of cost taking your dog to the groomers.  It is also ideal for nervous dogs, who find going to the groomers too traumatic.

                                                                                                     Course price £250.00 (inclusive of VAT)


Dog Grooming Taster Day - 1 Day

This day is ideal for anyone who would like an insight into our courses and learn the basics of dog grooming. Our friendly team will make you welcome and be available to answer your questions during the day. This would assist you in making a decision on whether dog grooming is the right career for you before proceeding with the longer courses such as the Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma.


An added bonus is that if you pay for a one day taster day and you then enrol on a course over 5 days in length, we will deduct the taster day amount off the overall course price. (You must book within one month of your taster day.)

Course price £150.00 (inclusive of VAT)


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