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iPET Network Level 3 Award in Promotion of Canine Skin, Hair and Nail Health

Remote Working - £365

The iPET Network Level 2 Award in Level 3 Award in Promotion of Canine Skin, Hair and Nail Health has been developed with the pet professional in mind, providing the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the tools, methods and techniques used to keep the skin, hair and nails of dogs in optimum condition. 

As the largest organ in the body, the skin is of great importance and the health of a dog is often reflected in the condition of the skin and coat. This qualification, aimed at professionals such as dog groomers, trainers and pet retailers, delves into the anatomy and physiology of the hair, skin and nails and considers the use of grooming products and techniques as well as the importance of nutrition to promote health.

The qualification is 100% online learning with a tutor available to support you through the process however the qualification is supported with robust resources on our E-Portfolio system and is learner lead giving you the flexibility on when you complete the qualification.

The qualification supports pet professionals in recognition of early signs of skin disease enabling prompt signposting of clients to their veterinary surgeon and aims to develop awareness of their role in supporting owners and veterinary surgeons in managing skin and hair disorders.

This qualification has been developed in line with the Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1966 in respect of what constitutes an act of veterinary surgery and does not in any way advocate or support the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. 

Candidates who complete this qualification will be able to:

• Develop knowledge of anatomy and physiology of canine hair and skin

• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of canine skin, hair and nails

• Recognise and understand common skin complaints

• Apply understanding of skin anatomy and disease to own role as a pet professional

• Discuss and recognise own professional limitations, knowing when to recommend a client seeks veterinary advice

• Apply relevant theoretical knowledge to providing advice to owners on grooming, maintaining coat quality and condition

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in Promotion of Canine Skin, Hair and Nail Health consists of two mandatory units:

• Unit 345: Anatomy and Physiology of the Canine Integument (2 credits)

• Unit 346: Principles of Promoting Canine Skin, Hair and Nail Health (3 credits)

The completion of the qualification is all online with the support of a tutor along with the resources created on our E-Portfolio system.

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