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All Inclusive Professional City & Guilds Dog Grooming Course

From Novice to Stand Alone Professional!

This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a professional career in dog grooming and will give you the skills required and plenty of hands-on experience with a wide variety of breeds. You will complete both the Level 2 and Level 3 City & Guilds Qualifications during this course, you will also complete a professional pet first aid course .

The course includes:

  • Correct handling of dogs
  • Health checking and recognising problems
  • Professional Pet First Aid Qualification
  • Information on running a Business 
  • Styling to breed standard or owners requirements
  • Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping
  • Ear, nail and general hygiene maintenance
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Guidance on setting up your own salon and customer relations
  • City and Guilds require 300 GLH ( Guided Learning Hours) to be completed in order to be able to complete this course . You will carry out 30 days in salon training, PLUS a minimum of 150 hours of continued guided learning with home study and through E Learning modules. This time will be logged and tracked to meet the requirements of City and Guilds until the required guided learning hours (GLH) are achieved​ and to insure your knowledge meets the recommended standards.

All students can purchase a Professional Dog Grooming Pack for their own personal use during and after the course. The pack contains a wide variety of quality equipment which is all you will require during your course with us and to set up as a dog groomer afterwards. For an additional fee we also offer a pack upgrade which will include Cordless Clippers and Wahl steel comb attachments.

The Level 2 & 3 City & Guilds Qualifications are included in this course **.

For anyone looking for accommodation nearby during the length of their course, we recommand staying at the The Paddock at Peacock Farm B & B, which offers discounted rates for Just 4 Paws students.

** Subject to all required assessments being completed

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Course Length: 
30 Days PLUS minimum 150 hours Home Study
Course Fee: 
Course Days: 
Monday - Thursday
Course Times: 
Start 10am

Student Reviews

I attended Just 4 paws in 2020. I successfully completed my C&G level 2 and level 3 diploma in dog grooming, which I passed with a merit. I found that the tuition I received throughout the course to be very good. The facilities and equipment within the training salon were also very good and it was a clean comfortable environment to learn in. As well as the training I can honestly say I have been really impressed with the ongoing support Amy has given me. There is a facebook group for students past and present and we are able to ask for advice within this group but on top of that I have privately asked Amy if she would mind critiqueing some grooms that I had carried out and she was more than happy to take the time to send me detailed critique back and ways to improve the grooms. Since completing my course I have opened my own salon and after 15 months of trading I was fully booked and turning customers away. I have recently attended my first grooming competition and was placed 1st in the beginners class. Training to become a dog groomer is by far the best thing I ever did and would highly recommend Just 4 Paws as a learning centre.

Clare Sharland

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