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Overcoming the barriers to learning

Qualified dog grooming teachers

At The Grooming Academy all of our staff are qualified teachers as well as experienced and fully qualified dog groomers. This has always made the student’s journey from ‘zero to hero’ a rich and enjoyable experience, but last year we really put their skills and qualifications to the test! A young lady enrolled on one of our courses who, we found out later, was dyslexic, dyspraxic and bi-polar.

Fortunately, she was able to discuss her conditions and was well informed about the consequences and effects that they had on her. School and College life had been frustrating, traumatic and she was struggling to find a career path or teachers that would allow her to succeed with the challenges that faced her. Our teaching staff reassessed the presentation of our courses, built in more time and after determined efforts from both the staff and the student steady progress was achieved. She is now a competent and confident dog groomer/stylist and has received her Diploma and City & Guilds Level 2 qualifications.

The student explained that this is the first time in her educational life that she has been able to achieve a worthwhile skill and successfully completed a course of study. She puts her success down to the patience, professionalism and determination of our qualified teaching staff.

Unlike the vast majority of grooming training establishments, all of our teaching staff are fully qualified Further Education teachers, as well as being experienced and qualified to City & Guilds Level 3 Professional in Dog Grooming. It’s this attention to detail along with our dedicated training salon that sets The Academy’s training facilities ahead of most others.

We are very pleased that this student has achieved such significant results and can now proceed to earn her living from styling dogs, we’re also proud of our success in getting her there. Over many years teaching, we regularly teach students who have barriers to learning such as dyslexia, to a point these days that it has very little effect on the student progress. We have taught several students with special educational needs, including one young man who has aspergers and English is his second language – now grooming dogs very successfully in Cyprus.

Dyslexia: a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy

Dyspaxia: an impairment in the control of coordinated movements; it may be developmental or acquired.

Bi Polar: denoting a mental disorder characterized either by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression (bipolar manic-depressive disorder or syndrome) or by depression on its own or (rarely) by elation on its own (unipolar disorder)

Aspergers: an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour and interests.




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City & Guilds Approved Training
and Examination Centre

Members of
The Pet Industry Federation

Members of The British Dog Groomers Association