Fast Track Level 3 Diploma - £1250

Fast-track options are for experienced groomers seeking the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification.

At Hardwick Hounds, we know many experienced groomers would like to be able to say they are also qualified and have their skills validated. However, exams can be daunting and the cost can escalate if you need practice to prepare for them. That is why iPET Network have made this qualification assessed through coursework and means you can complete a portfolio at your own pace, in your own time whilst ensuring you have the skills needed to achieve your goal.

We pride ourselves on providing a great opportunity for experienced groomers to achieve level 3 qualification status without the need for first completing a level 2 qualification. This route is also ideal for students who hold the City and Guilds Intro Certificate and have 2 years professional experience but who have not yet reached the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma. Both diplomas are the same value on the national framework but simply awarded by different awarding organisations.

To complete the fast track Diploma candidates must complete 20 grooms in your own salon and written grooming diaries for feedback, the iPET Network canine first aid course at Hardwick Hounds and 3 practical assessments. The assessments can be done remotely or at Hardwick Hounds on dogs we provide. Any additional assessments required will be chargeable. Please email us to enquire and we will send you the full guidance document.

We are able to travel to South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. 

Successful completion of this qualification entitles you to join The Groomers Spotlight and proudly demonstrate your achievement. More details are available at