My Level 3 Introductory Course was one of the best things I’ve ever studied.  Such a wonderful and varied combination of practical hands on grooming from day 1, to interesting theory throughout. As a more mature student, it took me a while to get to grips with certain things but then everything just clicked. Nikki patiently answered my never ending questions and repeatedly demonstrated things which I found difficult. Going to the salon to meet her customers and groom their gorgeous dogs was an absolute pleasure – and I worked on such a variety of breeds. Learning so much in such a short space of time has given me the confidence to work alone and I have a small home salon opening in Brighton. 5*

Adele Clark

I have just completed my Level 3 introductory course with Nikki and absolutely loved it!

The salon is very well laid out and presented and easy to work in. Nikki is a fantastic teacher, down to earth and easy to get along with and teaches in a way the individual will understand.

One of the best groomers I’ve met and I am so glad to have had her teach me. Thank you for everything Nikki.

Deanna Zarrodeen

I did my level 3 introductory in dog grooming at Gillsmans dog grooming training salon. I can honestly say it was by far the best money I’ve spent I’m now the proud owner of my very own shop with a very busy salon.

I trimmed a variety of different breeds and was surprised just how much I learnt in 24 days with Nikki.

I found the staff very supportive and friendly i never felt uneasy or felt I wasn’t achieving.

Nikki gave me constant support throughout the course and her teaching was very good and made it in a way easy to follow with a relaxed approach.

I felt at the end of the course I was confident to go alone.

I can honestly recommend this grooming school to people that don’t want to go into a college environment and learn at their pace with constant support and a nice calm atmosphere.

I left the school knowing I can call Nikki at any point if I needed too.

Thank you for giving me this great opportunity I don’t think I’ll ever look back.


Lindsey Moir

I completed my 24 day training course with Nikki at Gillsmans dog grooming and training school and cannot recommend the training and teaching enough. The quality & knowledge I received was 1st class.

I’m now running my own mobile grooming van and I’m already currently booked up 6 weeks in advance.

This has enabled me to change my career and life for the better.

The best move I have ever done.

If anyone was hesitant about changing their career just look what I have achieved.

I’m a single mum with 2 boys under the age of 9.

The cost of the course is well worth the money I have already paid back in earnings already in 8 weeks.

Thank you to Nikki for all your patients.

Claire Brayshaw

Just completed my fast track level 3 intro with Nikki. I found the salon to be very professional yet relaxed and welcoming. Nikki is very approachable and so helpful, a mind of information, which was great! Although I had exams, I really enjoyed the whole experience. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of taking level 3 city and guilds. The salon and Nikki make it a really great place to train.

Louise Riley

5*, I couldn’t have been happier with my level 3 introductory course with Nikki. You learn in a relaxed and friendly environment.

It’s like a working salon, so you’re not just taught how to groom dogs, you also learn how to deal with customers, which properly prepares you for what you are going to be doing in your career. I would never go anywhere else for my courses. When you’re on the course you learn so much with endless amount of support.

Mercedes Gillet

I completed my Level 3 introductory course with Nikki at Gillsmans Dog Grooming. It was such a good course, very practical from day one, lots of useful information, loads of different dogs. I loved the fact I was washing a dog on my first day. Nikki herself is absolutely lovely, very talented and a mine of information! I asked countless questions and she is always happy to help (and still is now!). She is flexible in the way she teaches, if you need lots of showing how to do things or if you are are happy to have a try, she will support you. From the training I received I felt confident enough to open my own salon and have been very happily working there since. I hope to continue and do my diploma soon.

Katy Rolfe

I completed and passed my fast track City and Guilds level 3 certificate in introductory dog grooming and hand strip Diploma exams with Nikki.

The salon is very relaxed and I had one to one exam time with excellent and constructive feedback. Nikki is very approachable and  explains everything clearly. Highly recommended.

Samantha Rye of top dog