dogs being groomed
dogs being groomed

Dog Grooming (Beginners) Intensive

Course overview

Welcome to the fascinating world of dog grooming. On this 2 week (10 day) intensive course, you will experience practical grooming of a variety of breeds with emphasis on the correct handling, bathing, drying methods, nail care, ear care, basic scissoring and clipping techniques and basic breed styling lines. All this in a working salon with emphasis on a pleasant, safe working environment, where responsible handling and customer care are vital.

This course is designed for committed grooming trainees who wish to advance their skills to a suitable level for seeking employment or self-employment within the industry. It is suitable for beginners or those with limited or no previous experience.


The course focuses on developing a range of practical experience and skills on basic dogs including bathing, drying, scissoring and clipping. Tuition also covers basic anatomy, diseases, parasitology, first aid and a sound grounding in health and safety.

This course does not cover the clipping and styling of the three main City and Guilds breeds, this course is designed purely as the first stage of dog grooming and is essential for those students who have no proven industry experience.

Tuition is largely practically based and takes place in our grooming enterprise within the Campus. Supporting retail, reception areas and an attractive easily accessible campus with excellent student resources, create an enjoyable learning environment.

No formal entry requirements are needed for this course.

Dog Grooming Assistants Level 2

Please note: you only need to apply for one date. We will contact you once your application has been received to arrange an interview and let you know which date(s) are available.

Full 10 day attendance is required for achievement of appropriate standard and students will be asked to discuss and commit to definite attendance in order that the college can organise appropriate resources in advance of tuition.

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