Dog Grooming Training Courses
Professional Dog Grooming is a rapidly expanding industry offering a positive career pathway for starting your own business or seeking employment.
We run a number of courses suitable from beginner level to experienced groomers wishing to improve their techniques or to gain expertise in grooming specialist breeds.
An Introduction to Dog Grooming course
Our Introduction to Dog Grooming course will enable students to cover the basics of grooming. It will involve the practical skills required for beginners wishing to pursue a career in dog grooming. During the course you will gain the knowledge and understanding to complete the grooming process from start to finish including styling, finishing and different grooming techniques on the most popular breeds.
Pre-Requisites: No experience in grooming necessary. All students should be physically fit as dog grooming involves long periods of standing and some heavy lifting. We recommend students should be up to date with there tetanus prior to commencing the course. Course duration 12 days. We try to be as flexible as possible to fit around your schedule.
This course is practical based with one tutor and assistant tutor to a maximum of 4 candidates to ensure value and quality assurance. We provide a safe and comfortable learning environment allowing students to build their confidence and expertise.
Taster Day - No grooming experience required.
A great way of seeing if dog grooming is for you. The Taster Day begins with the tutor demonstrating how to groom a dog in full. The student will then perform a full groom on one of our real life model dogs whilst the tutor observes and offers guidance if needed. Student receives a complimentary Grooming Information Pack.
Course cost £125 - Redeemable against other courses.
Want to learn how to groom your own dog?
We offer day courses that teach you how to perform a full groom on your own pet. It follows the same set up as the Taster Day but concentrates on your dogs particular breed.
Course cost £125
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02)
The Gold Standard Award for Dog Groomers
This qualification can be achieved during the 12 day dog grooming stylist diploma or taken independently for students who already have the necessary experience in grooming.
Candidates must undertake assessments for all mandatory units plus one optional unit
The qualification is assessed on evidence resulting from practical assessments, written short - answer assessments and an online examination.
Practical Assessment, you must groom a number of dogs from different categories within strict time constraints in order to pass the exam. For this reason we advise that you should have grooming experience prior to the course to meet the criteria.
Course fee: £750
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7863-03)
Designed for students who wish to become Professional Dog Groomers with a Level 3 Awarding Body Qualification.
We can arrange flexible start and completion dates through out the year to fit in with your existing commitments.
We aim to provide one to one tuition so learners can access a high standard of tuition with maximum hands on experience
Candidates who have not completed their Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant Qualification (7763-02) will have the option to complete this qualification prior to starting the Level 3 or can study for the combined Level 2 and Level 3 course. Please contact us for further details.
Course content 30 days practical salon training, plus 8 days distance learning with study notes and worksheets provided.
301 Health and safety, legislation and code of practice for the dog grooming industry
302 Preparing, styling and finishing a dog
303 Health checking and handling a dog in a dog-grooming environment
304 Customer service and record keeping in a dog-grooming environment
031 Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming - Synoptic assignment
030 Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – Theory exam
This exam is held twice a year in June and November at an external site and you will be given a choice of which month you want to sit it following completion of the practical and theory assessments.
1: Risk assessment,
2. Client consultation and style a wool mix coat 3: Health check and hand strip a dog 4: Style a drop coat and maintaining equipment 5: Style a dog to breed standard and carry out a health check
6: First aid procedure for cut pad
Written assignments and worksheets will be provided to help you research and revise for the theory side of the qualification. These are to be completed both on-site and as part of home study
Course cost: Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming £4500
City & Guilds registration, examination and certification fees
Home study notes and worksheet
Text book: The Dog Groomer's Manual: A Definitive Guide to the Science, Practice and Art of Dog Grooming by Sue Gould
Does not include re-sit examination fee