We have many types of training and courses available for both those who are experienced in dog grooming and wanting to increase your skills, as well as those who want to start their grooming career on the right foot.

Anything from 1 day breed specific, scissor technique, prep work, competition grooming, exam practice or full career courses… we have everything and we are super flexible to work around you.

Please see the information on courses and pricing below

Career Courses - CSP & CPG

ICMG/IPG Dog Grooming CourseICMG/IPG Dog Grooming Course

This qualification is now taking the UK Dog Grooming industry by storm and prides itself on its ethics, standardisation and making the International Professional Groomers members feel like part of a real team.The qualification itself is based on all practical elements of dog grooming, starting from the very basics of bathing and drying then taking its learner right through to master styling. The IPG qualification is enjoyable to do as it is teaching groomers what they really need to know to work in the real business world.This qualification has something to offer for every learner and offers huge progression to keep you up to date throughout your career.

It is broken down into 3 tracks:

Track 1 CSP and CPG is completed with us as part of your course.

Track 1 Part 1 – Certified Salon Professional
⦁ Learn how to safely prepare and bath your dogs
⦁ Various drying techniques taught for different coats and undercoats
⦁ Trimming of hygiene areas explained and practised
⦁ Nail clipping introduced and practised
⦁ Tips and ideas on how to create a clean, workable environment
Assessments
⦁ Practical – 60 min exam – bath, dry and prep
⦁ Theory – written exam covering health, hygiene, safety, skin, hair, diseases, first aid and code of ethics

Part 2 – Certified Professional Groomer
⦁ Safely execute pet trims on a variety of breeds
⦁ Workshop given on setting up your own salon and how to build and market your business
⦁ Learning techniques for shaping heads including round heads (Bichon), rectangle head (Schnauzer), spaniel heads and clean faces.
⦁ Advanced knowledge of skin, hair, handling and first aid
⦁ Special handling techniques on difficult dogs including old, young and temperamental dogs
⦁ Learning to deal with and provide specialised care for specific coat types including handstripping

Assessments
⦁ Practical – 60 min Exam – salon groom
⦁ Theory – written exam covering grooming techniques, behaviour, clippers, blades and safe use of equipment

The overall course is offered over 40 days (majority of dog grooming courses are only 30 days! You are getting an extra 10 days/2 weeks training!) and can be completed as intensively or flexibly as you require;
8 full weeks, 2 days a week, 4 days a week, whatever suits your lifestyle.

The International Master Groomer qualification is recognised worldwide therefore enabling you to work internationally once completed and get on track to becoming an Internationally Certified Master Groomer.  The overall course is offered over 40 days and can be completed as intensively or flexibly as you require.

£4295.00

We also do a 30 day version of the above for £3485.00 for those with some dog grooming experience and also a 20 day course for those with a minimum of a grooming course aimed at groomers assistants/C&G Level 2 or introductory to dog grooming course, this is £2695.00

There is also the option of without starter kit BUT you will need to provide your own grooming equipment/tools to which we will give you a list of what is required –

40 Day without kit – £3795.00

30 Day without kit – £2985.00

20 Day without kit – £2195.00

The courses include your first year’s membership to IPG, your first set of Track 1 exams, 2 study guides, Track 1 workbook and if included; a full grooming kit (worth over £600!) with everything you need to use during training and you get to keep everything once you are finished the course. An itemised list of equipment is available on request.  A £500.00 deposit is required to hold your course dates. Please note this deposit is non refundable as your dates will be secured. Full balance due 1 month before start date.

We can also add on completing your Track 2 exams, we can organise a few extra training days dependant upon what you need and how confident you are. This can be discussed during your course

Short courses

We also provide many other courses to suit your needs and experience

A 20 day/4 week intensive course for those with some experience in grooming (this will be determined at the taster day) and simply want to learn specific styling and complete the Track 1 – £2,695 without grooming starter kit or £2,195 including kit.

These prices include the first year’s membership to IPG and Track 1 exams plus salon fee. A £500.00 deposit is required to hold your course dates. Please note this deposit is non-refundable as your dates will be secured. Full balance due 1 month before start date.

ADD TRACK 2 TO THIS FOR A TOTAL OF £3,050
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A 10 day/2 week intensive course for those with experience in grooming; i.e. already working in the industry with a minimum of 12 months experience advised (this will be determined at the taster day) and simply want to learn specific styling and complete the Track 1 – £1,295.

This price include the first year’s membership to IPG and Track 1 exams plus salon fee. A £500.00 deposit is required to hold your course dates. Please note this deposit is non-refundable as your dates will be secured. Full balance is due 1 month before start date.

ADD TRACK 2 TO THIS FOR A TOTAL OF £1,795
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A 5 day/1 week intensive course for those with experience in grooming; i.e. already working in the industry with a minimum of 2 years experience advised (this will be determined at the taster day) and simply want to learn specific styling and complete the Track 1 – own equipment needs to be provided. £895.

This prices include the first year’s membership to IPG and Track 1 exams plus salon fee. A £500.00 deposit is required to hold your course dates. Please note this deposit is non-refundable as your dates will be secured. Full balance due 1 month before start date.

ADD TRACK 2 THIS FOR A TOTAL OF £1,395
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FOR ALL EXAMS TAKEN AFTER COMPLETING ONE OF THE ABOVE COURSES (TRACK 1 AND 2), WE PROVIDE THE DOGS FOR YOUR EXAMS FREE OF CHARGE! ALL SHORT COURSE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE A STARTER KIT, YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN GROOMING EQUIPMENT/TOOLS. IF YOU REQUIRE ANY TOOLS, WE CAN ORDER THESE IN FOR YOU!
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1 day one to one training on styling and scissor technique – £125
½ day one to one training on styling and scissor technique – £75
1 day one to one breed specific styling – £150
½ day one to one breed specific styling – £90
Poodle show coat preparation and styling day – £195

OTHER TRAINING DAYS CAN BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND GOALS… JUST SEND US A MESSAGE!

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