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iPET Network publishes ‘wish list’ of regions where more further education training providers are needed

An influx in people looking to change their careers and enter in to the Animal Care sector to become dog or cat groomers or dog walkers has led to national shortage in Training Providers.

iPET Network, which provides tailored qualifications for the canine and feline sector, including dog grooming says that the organisation is looking to take on more training providers across Great Britain in the coming months to keep up with demand, and is specifically looking for people in Lincolnshire, Northern Scotland, Cumbria, North Yorkshire, North and South Wales, Norwich, Bournemouth, Devon and Cornwall and Southern Ireland. 

Sarah Mackay, who founded iPET Network with fellow animal-expert Fern Gresty, said:

“The pandemic has really given people time to think about what they want to do with their lives, and we have seen a giant increase in the interest for our professional canine and felines qualifications.

“People have seen that industries like dog grooming is relatively pandemic proof, with many businesses able to operate providing welfare grooms throughout the lockdowns.

“Such is the demand, that we are actually looking to expand our network of Training Providers and we are calling on existing businesses to get in touch about offering our suite of canine and feline qualifications.”

iPET Network qualifications are designed and developed by experts who work within the industries they serve, and range from dog grooming, to pet first aid and canine nutrition. The suite of qualifications are developed to meet the needs of the leaners, the Training Providers and the industry.

Sarah added:

“These qualifications are created by people who work within the industry, who believe how important it is to be qualified and at its heart is ensuring the best and safest care for your pets.

“We hope that more Training Providers will come on board soon, so that we can expand our reach and contribute even more to excellence within the industry we love so much.”

To find out more about the iPET Network go to

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