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
NEW TO 2020!!!!!
THE NEW iPET Level 3 in Dog Grooming and Salon Management! Courses starting from September 2020!!!
Career Courses - iPET Network and IPG/ICMG
iPET Level 3 in Dog Grooming and Salon Management
This course is designed to suit everybody, whether you are thinking about starting your own business or gaining employment in a salon, this course for you. In order to get the best head start in the industry I would recommend the NEW iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification.
The iPET Network qualification is now a nationally recognised qualification, regulated by Ofqual and on the UK educational framework. The course runs over 32 days (1 day induction, 30 days styling in the school and 1 day Canine First Aid course) with additional theory work to be completed at home. You do not need any prior experience to start this course or to have completed another level course first.
The Level 3 Qualification course gives you the most skills practice and you will leave with in depth knowledge of each breed style, canine first aid, customer care, salon health and safety and business management and much, much more.
The units covered in the iPET Network qualification are:
- Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment
- Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
- Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds
- Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
- Canine Emergency First Aid
- Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation
- Customer Care and Managing Complaints
- Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business
Each student receives a course pack, after course support via our iPET students Facebook page and exclusive supplier discounts (10% on the majority). The difference between our courses is the number of days practical skills training and therefore the number of dogs you can groom in that time. The 30 day course is a recognised Level 3 (A level) Qualification approved by Ofqual and includes Handstripping which isn’t compulsory as part of the qualification but we feel is important to your grooming knowledge and expands your overall styling skills. These elements are unique to our course syllabus and are not found in the C&G and OCN qualifications.
Course Cost – £4295.00
You can also carry on your education with us, even if you already have a qualification in dog grooming … other courses we provide –
iPET Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management (FAST TRACK – for the experienced groomer wanting a regulated qualification)
iPET Level 3 Award for Educators in the Canine and Feline Sector
iPET Level 3 Award in Handstripping
iPET Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid
iPET Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming (NEW TO 2021)
Please contact us via email or through our schools facebook page for further info on availability and costs –
IPG/ICMG 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.
This course requires 2 x 1hr practical and 2 x 1hr written exams at the end of the course, assessed by an external examiner in exam conditions.
Track 1 Certified Professional Groomer (CPG) is completed with us as part of your career course.
⦁ 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
⦁ 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 (Poodles).
⦁ Advanced knowledge of skin, hair, handling and first aid
⦁ Breed styling, common pet trims and cross breed styling – Safely execute pet trims on a large variety of breeds
⦁ 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 (which is not actually required for this qualification but we still include it)
⦁ Practical – 60 min exam – bath, dry and prep
⦁ Theory – 60 min written exam covering health, hygiene, safety, skin, hair, diseases, first aid and code of ethics
⦁ Practical – 60 min Exam – salon groom/pet trim
⦁ Theory – 60 min written exam covering grooming techniques, behaviour, clippers, blades and safe use of equipment
The overall course is offered over 30 days 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.
Course Cost – £4295.00
For those with previous experience in the grooming salon (IPG Course only)….
We also do a 20 day version of the above for £3485.00 for those with a minimum of a City&Guilds Level 2 PLUS a minimum of 12 months working as a groomer/grooming assistant, or a 10 day course for £2695.00 course for those who have a qualification PLUS a minimum of 18months working as a full time dog groomer and wanting to gain a qualifaction.
We can also help you complete your Track 2 exams (CAPG) after the Track 1 is completed. 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. You can then work towards your Track 3 to gain your full ICMG when you have had experience in working in the field.
PLEASE NOTE – All courses above that are to be paid in full prior to start date require a minimum deposit of £1000.
This is to secure your place and cover registration fees. This is non refundable once paid.
(The IPG/ICMG courses include your first year’s membership to IPG).
Please note – this deposit is non refundable as your dates will be secured and money paid to register you with your qualification board (IPet/ICMG). Full balance due 1 month before start date, once paid and your course started, the full course fee cannot be refunded.
If paying via payment plan, a minimum deposit of £1000 and is non refundable once paid. This is required to secure your place, cover cost of registration fees and starter kit as well as getting your payment plan set up, training days booked in and the first payment plan installment is to be made the month prior to start date. Once course is started, no payments made are refundable.
Please contact us to discuss available plans – these are only available to those taking courses over a part time basis and payment plans vary depending on how many days per week you take the course over. Please contact us via email to discuss your personalised payment plan. (All courses need to have been paid in full prior to the end of course date).
We also provide many other courses to suit your needs and experience – PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND/OR NEEDS AND WE WILL BEABLE TO HELP ADVISE WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
ALSO, WE HAVE THE BELOW COURSES AVAILABLE
PLEASE NOTE – THE BELOW ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE ALREADY GROOMING OR SHOW GROOMING AND LOOKING TO PROGRESS, IMPROVE, SIT EXAMS AND/OR COMPETE…
WE DO NOT TEACH ANYONE WITHOUT EXPERIENCE TO GROOM THEIR OWN DOGS
1 day one to one training on styling and scissor technique (Saturday only – providing own dog(s) – £200
½ day one to one training on styling and scissor technique (Saturday only – providing own dog(s) – £125
1 day training on styling and scissor technique (weekday only, dog(s) provided but not breed specific and more than one student may be training) – £125
½ day training on styling and scissor technique (weekday only, dog(s) provided but not breed specific and more than one student may be training) – £85
½ day one to one breed specific styling (other than poodle – providing own dog(s) and more than one student may be training) – £100
Poodle show coat preparation and styling day – ideal for those who want to learn show styling or competition work – (Own dogs to be provided for on going help and support) – £300
(group days can be arranged if you want to bring 1-3 friends with you for poodle days, prices to be discussed)
OTHER TRAINING DAYS CAN BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND GOALS… JUST SEND US A MESSAGE!