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Professional Dog Grooming Courses

Professional Dog Grooming Courses

All Inclusive Professional Dog Grooming Courses
All Inclusive Professional Dog Grooming Courses

All Inclusive Professional Dog Grooming Courses

From Novice to Stand Alone Professional!

This course is aimed at those wishing to persue 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
  • Professional running of a Business Workshop
  • Styling to breed standard or owners requirements
  • Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping
  • Ear, nail, anal gland and teeth maintenance
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Guidance in running your own salon and customer relations
  • City and Guilds require 300 GLH ( Guided Learning Hours) to be commpleted in order to be able to complete this course . You will carry out 30 days practical salon training, PLUS 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.

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  • Course Days: Monday - Thursday and Saturdays
  • Length: 30 Days PLUS 150 hours Home Study
  • Times: Start 10am
  • Fee: £5000
25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Course
25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Course

25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Course

FROM NOVICE TO PROFESSIONAL GROOMER IN JUST ONE MONTH!

The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – 603/0891/6

This nationally recognised qualification encourages skills necessary when grooming dogs with different types of coat. Learners will learn how to use a variety of equipment and increase their knowledge of grooming styles. Learners will gain knowledge of canine first aid and have an understanding of the health and wellbeing of different breeds of dog.

Learners will have an opportunity to gain competence in the Dog Grooming workplace.

This qualification has been designed for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification. No previous experience or level 2 qualification is required to enrol for this course. Here at Just 4 Paws, we include training for all techniques, including Hand stripping. This is an important salon technique and is not required as standard for the OCN.

Units included within this qualification cover:
Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work
Canine First Aid
Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog
Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer
Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals
Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers
This course includes a seperate A FREE certificate Animal First Aid

Full aftercare support is given along with business set up advice and guidance.

Professional Equipment Packs can be provided to take the hassle out of sourcing your own tools, please ask at time of booking.

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  • Course Days: Monday-Thursday & Saturdays (see weekend course for costs)
  • Length: 25 Days
  • Times: 10.30am start
  • Fee: £4450 (extended 30 day course £4800, recommended for those with no previous experience)
Hand Stripping Course
Hand Stripping Course

Hand Stripping Course

Here at Just 4 Paws we have over 22 years experience in this specialised skill and we have come to recognise it's an area that is often not covered in training , leaving groomers not being able to offer this highly sort after technique. We now offer 1,2 and 4 day courses, covering the different coats you can strip, the types of tools you can use, along with how to recognise a coat that cannot be stripped or coat damage caused by incorrect use of tools. 

  • Wire and Silky coats covered
  • Correct tool selection
  • Correct use of stripping tools
  • Suitable products for stripped coats 

Techniques to speed up pet hand stripped coats 

This course offers great development training for anyone , whether you want to improve your stripping skills , or need to learn the basics, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to be able to offer this service to your clients.

You will be awarded an in house certication for completing this training.

  • Course Days: Monday to Thursday
  • Length: 1-4 Days
  • Times: 10.30am - 4pm
  • Fee: 1 Day £250 , 2 Days £450 , 4 Days £750
Fast Track OCN Level 3 Diploma (External Assessment Available)
Fast Track OCN Level 3 Diploma (External Assessment Available)

Fast Track OCN Level 3 Diploma (External Assessment Available)

We can offer groomers who already have the required skills, a fast track route to becoming Level 3 Qualified. This is perfect for groomers who are busy running a business and not able to be out of the salon for an extended course. We are able to offer this on an individual basis or to groups , and we can come to your salon to carry out the assessments. You will be provided with provided with all the required study material to complete assignment work and we are on hand to help and guide you wherever needed.

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  • Course Days: Monday - Thursday & Saturdays
  • Length: 1-2 Days
  • Times: 10.30 am -
  • Fee: £1500
NEW FOR 2019 8 Day Level 2 City & Guilds Course
NEW FOR 2019 8 Day Level 2 City & Guilds Course

NEW FOR 2019 8 Day Level 2 City & Guilds Course

This course is aimed at those wishing to gain a good foundation of basic knowledge in dog grooming and who wish to work as an assistant in a salon environment.The Level 2 Qualification as of September 2017 must be completed before the level 3 qualification, when taking City & Guilds qualifications. This course is the first step towards completing your City and Guilds dog grooming qualifications. We can also run this course so you finish with a level 3 styling standard ( 25 days training required to reach a styling level) a popular choice for those wishing to go straight on to open a business but want to take the City & Guilds route and complete level 3 at a later date, please ask about costs to achieve a styling level with this qualification.

The course includes:

  • Correct handling of dogs
  • Health checking and recognising problems
  • Basic first aid
  • Styling to breed standard or owners requirements
  • Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping
  • Ear, nail, anal gland and teeth maintenance
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Guidance in running your own salon and customer relations

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 City & Guilds Qualification is included in this course.

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  • Course Days: Monday - Thursday or Saturdays
  • Length: 8 Days
  • Times: Start 10:30AM
  • Fee: 8 Days £1950
 Professional City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dog Grooming Course
Professional City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dog Grooming Course

Professional City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dog Grooming Course

This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a professional career in dog grooming and who want to complete their full Level 3 Diploma qualification. The course will give you the skills required and plenty of hands-on experience with a wide variety of breeds. You must have completed City & Guilds Level 2 qualification to attend this course. This course will complete your professional grooming qualification.

The course includes:

  • Correct handling of dogs
  • Health checking and recognizing problems
  • Basic first aid
  • Styling to breed standard or owners requirements
  • Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping
  • Ear, nail, anal gland and teeth maintenance
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Guidance in running your own salon and customer relations
  • Professional Pet First Aid

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 3 City & Guilds Qualification is included in this course. 25 days practical training in Salon. PLUS continued guided learning with the tutor and study group until the required guided learning hours (GLH) are achieved

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  • Course Days: Monday - Thursday ( Saturdays only also available)
  • Length: 25 days
  • Times: Start 10:30AM
  • Fee: £4500
25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Weekend Course
25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Weekend Course

25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Weekend Course

Have you always wanted to learn to groom but need to still carry on with your current job? We have an all new 25 Day Weekend Course which is inclusive of the OCN Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Diploma Qualification. The course will run on Saturdays over a 25 week period.

This qualification has been designed for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.

Units included within this qualification cover:
Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work
Canine First Aid
Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog
Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer
Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals
Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers
This course includes a seperate A FREE certificate Animal First Aid
Full aftercare support is given along with business set up advice and guidance.

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  • Course Days: Saturdays
  • Length: 25 or 30 Days
  • Times: Start 10.30
  • Fee: 25 Days £4700 30 Days £5050
1 Day Dog Grooming Masterclass
1 Day Dog Grooming Masterclass

1 Day Dog Grooming Masterclass

This course is aimed at experienced dog groomers wanting to brush up on a particular breed or skill. We specialise in American Cockers, Miniature Schnauzers, Standard Schnauzers and Lakeland Terriers. All these breeds are on the City & Guilds Higher Diploma curriculum and 2 are on the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Dog Grooming.

The course will cover:

  • Trimming to the breed standard
  • Advanced shaping techniques and trimming skills
  • Grooming to the dog's best advantage
  • Coat maintenance and show preparation

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  • Course Days: Monday-Thursday
  • Length: 1 Day
  • Times: 10:30am - 3/4 PM
  • Fee: £250
10 Days Training Add-On
10 Days Training Add-On

10 Days Training Add-On

We are now offering a 10 Days Training Add on for those students who wish to complete extra hours of guided training and further there new skills under our expert guidance. This can be used for students who which to extend the time they have to complete the City & Guilds level 3 Certificate In Introductory Dog Grooming qualification or as 10 days stress free training after completing the assessments at the end of the first 24 days. This extra time will allow skills to be developed to a higher standard and give those who require it or want it extra confidence when starting up there new business or embarking on a new career in the industry.

Can only be used in conjunction with our 24 & 30 Day Professional Dog Grooming Courses.

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  • Course Days: Days must be used as an extension of your course and cannot be booked for a separate period.
  • Length: 10 Days
  • Fee: £1500
City & Guilds Dog Grooming Qualifications
City & Guilds Dog Grooming Qualifications

City & Guilds Dog Grooming Qualifications

For those who wish to achieve a nationally recognised City & Guilds Dog Grooming Qualification, assessment is available at our salon once you have completed our 8 day course and you will be assessed for the following:

Level 2 Certificate For Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02)

This qualification includes the following modules:

  • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
  • Bath and clean dogs
  • Clean and maintain equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
  • Control and restrain Animals
  • Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
  • Basic trimming of a dogs coat
  • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal environment.

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  • Course Days: Monday- Thursday and Saturdays
  • Length: 8 Days
  • Times: Start 10.30
  • Fee: £1950
Course Details
Course Time Fee
All Inclusive Professional Dog Grooming Courses Start 10am £5000
25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Course 10.30am start £4450 (extended 30 day course £4800, recommended for those with no previous experience)
Hand Stripping Course 10.30am - 4pm 1 Day £250 , 2 Days £450 , 4 Days £750
Fast Track OCN Level 3 Diploma (External Assessment Available) 10.30 am - £1500
NEW FOR 2019 8 Day Level 2 City & Guilds Course Start 10:30AM 8 Days £1950
Professional City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dog Grooming Course Start 10:30AM £4500
25 or 30 Day OCN Level 3 Professional Weekend Course Start 10.30 25 Days £4700 30 Days £5050
1 Day Dog Grooming Masterclass 10:30am - 3/4 PM £250
10 Days Training Add-On £1500
City & Guilds Dog Grooming Qualifications Start 10.30 £1950

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