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Intensive dog grooming courses: Give your dog grooming skills the recognition they deserve!


If you’re an experienced dog groomer without a formal qualification, have you considered gaining official recognition of your skills and experience by undertaking an intensive version of the City & Guilds dog grooming qualifications? 

By undertaking a formal qualification, you will boost your professional credibility even further, helping you to gain more customers, pave the way to a promotion or expand your business.

Our intensive dog grooming courses are ideal for experienced groomers who are looking to brush up on their skills and gain professional groomer status. What’s more – the programmes primarily run in the evenings, making it easy to get formally qualified around a busy schedule! Read on to find out more…

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants: Intensive, Experienced Groomers

This intensive course is ideal if you’re an experienced dog groomer who wants the opportunity to gain the level 2 City & Guilds qualification. You would attend four evening theory sessions and one or two practical sessions at College for assessment during the working day. Throughout the programme you will look at dog behaviour, animal health/basic first aid, legislation and exam techniques. The next programme begins on Wednesday 3rd April.

Completion of this course, provided you have five years full-time grooming experience, will also enable you to progress onto the Intensive Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and achieve professional groomer status.

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming: Intensive, Experienced Groomers

If you’re an experienced groomer who has achieved the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants qualification and have at least five years of full-time grooming experience, this intensive course could be for you!

You will attend seven evening theory sessions and ten practical days for grooming support. You will then attend college for two days for your synoptic practical assessments which are completed under exam conditions. During the programme you will look at first aid, health and breed defects, risk assessments, customer service and basic business set up. The next course starts on Wednesday 15th May.

Our City & Guilds accredited dog grooming qualifications are all taught by qualified dog groomers with solid industry experience. To apply for the courses please visit our website.

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