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
⦁ 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 grooming skills on a 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
⦁ 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.


This includes your first year’s membership to IPG, your first set of Track 1 exams, 2 study guides, Track 1 workbook and a full grooming kit (worth over £500!) 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

Our normal grooming prices do not include de-matting.

There is an additional charge per 15 minutes extra grooming time required to de-matt your dog.  This also includes having to clip short, as this takes a lot of time and care, and can also blunt or damage our equipment.

WE WILL NOT DE-MATT elderly, infirm or aggressive dogs – they will be clipped off for their comfort and safety, as well as ours.

We will not be responsible for any issues uncovered by clipping off severely matted dogs, as it is impossible to know what is lying underneath,  We clip off for the safety and comfort of the dog,  It is only hair, it will grow back!



Thank you for your understanding

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