DOG GROOMING COURSES

Find details on all of our courses

As a specialist dog groomer training centre we run courses throughout the year. Unlike some dog grooming trainers, where the student is restricted to just one course and specific content, we want to allow our students to leave with the most appropriate training for their future needs. Many of our students wish to go on to open their own grooming business (home, salon or mobile), whilst others wish to commence or improve their skills for their employment. Other of our students wish to be able to improve their styling skills for their existing business.

The Academy Dog Grooming Diploma

The Grooming Academy’s unique Dog Stylist Diploma Course consists of ten days practical training.

Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is one of the dog grooming industry’s leading qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands Fast-Track Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

The Fast-Track Open College Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is available to those with practical dog grooming skills and experience.

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7863-02)

The City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming course will provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a Dog Grooming Assistant.

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7863-03)

The City & Guilds Level 3 Dog Grooming (7863-03) course provides learners with the practical skills and knowledge that is important for working as a Dog Grooming . professional.

ProTrainings Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

Understanding basic first aid for the dog will give you the skills to assist them, to prevent a situation from getting worse before the vet can give professional help. The certificate, like all first aid certificates, is valid for three years.

The Academy @ Fir Tree is a professional, dog grooming training centre and so we are able to be quite flexible in accommodating each student’s needs. Our experienced, trained and qualified teaching staff will be able to accommodate any requirements that you may have.  As a dedicated training school we do not have the restrictions of a commercial dog grooming salon, where customers expect their dogs to be groomed by professional groomers and expect professional results at every appointment – often restricting the hands-on teaching experience needed by students.  All of our dogs come into us as grooming models, for the purpose of teaching students and are groomed by our students under our professional guidance – where we regularly achieve better results than many ‘professional’ salons out on the High Street.

Please feel free to discuss your requirements from your course with us, as we can often give advice or even customise some elements of the course content to ensure you receive the richest learning experience possible. Select any of the links above for further information on our different types of dog grooming courses.

If you are unsure of anything at all, or need some guidance on the best course for you, please contact us – our advice is free!