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Dog Grooming

If you are looking to start working in the dog grooming industry, or are already working within a grooming salon and want the qualification, then our courses will be an ideal entry into this industry.

Our courses are aimed at the beginner wanting to learn commercial skills to enable them to begin a career in dog grooming or for the capable groomer wanting a recognised qualification to accompany their skills. The salon is open to commercial clients, we have over 1000 dogs pass through the salon each year, we even have rare breeds such as Chinese Red Dogs, Russian Black Terriers and Hairless Chinese Crested just to name a few. Our reputation and client base is growing by the week for the standard of grooms we turn out and also for the quality of learning our students receive.

Hands-on experience

Experience grooming on different sizes and breeds including rare breeds

Commercial skills

We have over 1000 dogs pass through our salon

Expert teachers

Delivered by highly experienced teachers with vast industry knowledge and skills

Industry facilities

Purpose built up to date dog grooming facilities

Key information

You will learn to prepare prior to bathing and how to handle and restrain dogs of all sizes and temperaments correctly and safely. You will learn scissor and clipping skills along with different bathing and drying techniques. You will be taught how to maintain and clean your equipment along with salon Biosecurity. You will gain industry knowledge and customer service skills and all vital and relevant theory to accompany the development of skills.

You will be assessed via an online test and will complete practical written assessments to test your knowledge and understanding.

You can become a:

  • Dog Groomer
  • Pet Store Manager
  • Self-employed dog groomer
  • Teacher
  • Instructor
  • Dog Walker
  • Pet Behaviour support worker
  • Kennel & Cattery Assistant
  • Pet sitter
  • Dog Handler

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As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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