Our Courses

Start Date: Enrol now

Duration: 22 days

Times: Am… Wednesday to Saturday

Cost: £4000

Deposit required: £1000

CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 2 GROOMING ASSISTANT

This twenty two day dog grooming course will give students the chance to cover some of the basics of grooming. It will involve mostly basic practical hands on involvement and also focus on Health and Safety within the salon. At the end of the course you will gain your City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants.

The course will cover:

  • The correct handling of dogs
  • Recognition of health problems
  • Brushing, de-matting and bathing and some basic clipping and trimming
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Ear cleaning, nail clipping and teeth cleaning

Kit included:

  • Ocn pet first aid course

  • Free business workshop day

Please note this course has to be completed before going onto the level 3 diploma.

Start Date: Enrol now

Duration: 25 days

Times: Wednesday to Saturday (minimum two days per week)

Cost: £4500 or £4800 including upgrade kit

Deposit required: £1000

25 DAY OCN LEVEL 3 PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING COURSE

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

This nationally recognised qualification encourage 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.

Units included within this qualification cover:

  • Ocn pet first aid course
  • Free business workshop day
  • 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
  • A FREE certificate in Animal Handling and Animal First Aid
  • A FREE business management certificate giving you guidance in running your own salon and customer relations

Kit included:

  • Ocn pet first aid course

  • Free business workshop day

Start Date: Enrol now

Duration: 7 days

Times: Am… Wednesday to Saturday

Cost: £2000

Deposit required: £1000

Level 2 Fast track 7765-02 Grooming assistant/experience groomer seeking qualification

This seven day course will give students the chance to cover some of the basics of dog grooming. It will involve mostly bathing and brushing practical hands on involvement and also give the student a chance to complete their City and Guilds Level 2 grooming assistants qualification.

The course will be tailored to the individuals requests.

    Start Date: Enrol now

    Duration: 40 days  (+160 hours of home study days)

    Times: Am… Wednesday to Saturday

    Cost: £6600

    Deposit required: £1000

    City & Guilds 40 Day All Inclusive level 2 & 3 professional groomer

    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 as well as a business studies workshop.

    The course includes:

    • Correct handling of dogs
    • Health checking and recognising problems
    • Professional level 3 OCN Pet First Aid Qualification
    • Professional running of a Business Workshop
    • Styling to breed standard or owner’s 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
    • 32 days salon training and 8 days home study required

    Kit included:

    • Ocn pet first aid course

    • Free business workshop day

    All students will receive a Professional Dog Grooming Pack worth over £500 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, chunkers and trimmers.

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

    Start Date: Enrol now

    Duration: 20 days

    Times: Wednesday to Saturday

    Cost: £3500

    Deposit required: £1000

    City & Guilds hands on only grooming course

    This course is a 20 day hands on practical only course for students wishing to learn about the practical side of grooming only.

    There will be no theory other than notes of your grooming work. You will learn within our busy salon and how the grooming salon runs. You will build a portfolio

    of work during your course for you to take away. Health & safety in the salon and handling. Basic trimming from client request to some breed standard. Hand-stripping, teeth cleaning, anal glands, nail clipping all will be covered in this course.

    The course will Include a pet first aid OCN level 3 certification and a business workshop day.

    Start Date: Enrol now

    Duration: 1 day

    Times: Saturday/Monday

    Cost: £180

    Deposit required: £40

    Taster day/Groom your own dog day

    This 1 day course is a fab way to get a feel for the salon and see if dog grooming is for you before committing to the 24-day course.

    You can either bring your own dog and learn how to groom your breed correctly and save on grooming fees in the future.

    Advice on products and equipment will be given and detailed notes of your breed will be explained for you to take away.

    For more info please contact us.

    Start Date: Held twice a year.

    Duration: 1 day

    Times: Saturday

    Cost: £150

    Deposit: £50

    Level 3 OCN Pet First Aider

    Anyone over 16 years of age .

    The course is suitable for:

    • Dog owners
    • Dog walkers
    • Pet/Dog sitters
    • Kennel workers
    • Dog daycare business
    • Dog Trainers
    • Dog Handlers
    • Dog Groomers
    • Dog Show Organisers
    • Working dog owners

    Accommodation

    As part of the level 3 introductory and fast track intensive courses, we offer accommodation for students. This is ideal for students that don’t want the stress of travelling every day.

    We offer a clean modern double room in our family home at a fantastic rate. Much cheaper than any B&B in the area.

    A package can be arranged for each individual student who can combine the cost of the course and B&B.

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