Dog Groomer Training in Derry


At Bark N Beauty Spa we are proud to be a satellite training centre part of iPET Network and Open College Network East Midlands.  Our courses are designed to suit everybody.  From a 30 day Open College Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming to 1 to 2 day Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Canine First Aid Courses.  We cater for novices wanting some confidence to those taking a career at the highest standard in a lucrative industry.

OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

The course is delivered over 30 days with 25 days in-house practical training and 5 days of home study.

Over the period of 25 days students will groom a minimum of 10 different breeds in a minimum of 15 different styles but often many more.  There are no pre-requiesites to starting the course, meaning you can join in at Level 3 with out 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 bathing, scissoring, clipping, nail trimming, ear plucking and the qualification course includes hand-stripping.

Units included within this qualification are:

-Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer   

-Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work 

-Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog   

-Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals 

-Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers   

- Canine First Aid

Uniquely, students are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework.  This holistic approach has been welcomed by students internationally.  iPET Network wants to take the presssure out of adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of students.  We are striving to improve industry standards by ensuring students walk out of our doors qualified, confident and competent.   

The Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming will demonstrate to an emplyer or the general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a variety of dogs.  This is a formal, regulated, 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. 

Other courses we offer are: 

-Stand Alone Canine First Aid   

-Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Canine First Aid 

Which are also accredited by the Open College Network


For more information, course availability or costs please contact Michael Shiels on 07815195677 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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07815 195677

24 Mullennan Road, Derry, BT48 9XN