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.

Dog Grooming Stylist Diploma

Our Styling Diploma 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.

Course content:

  • Preparing dogs for styling
  • Nail clipping
  • Ear plucking
  • Clipping to breed standard & owner specification.
  • Correct handling techniques
  • Clipping & scissoring
  • Brushing & de-matting

Course cost:


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.

Course Content

Candidates must undertake assessments for all mandatory units plus one optional unit


  1. Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
  2. Bathe and clean dogs
  3. Clean and maintain equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
  4. Control and restrain animals
  5. Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
  6. Basic trimming of a dogs coat


  1. Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment
  2. Welcome, receive and care for visitors.

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

Payment plans available, details upon request

Dog Grooming Training Courses