About our dog grooming school: 

  • All tution carried our personally by Nigel Moore MRI & Nichola Moore L.C.G.I MCG leading industry consultants. Nichola is one of only a handful in the uk European Mastercraftsman Qualified Groomers, as well as being an award winning groomer and having groomed several Crufts winning dogs and is a qualified ex veterinary nurse with over 30 years experience and a whole host of animal care qualifications. (Nichola has worked closely with awarding bodies including City&Guilds & Open College Network N Ireland and has helped develop the industry qualifications as well as being an author to many grooming and animal care publications and lecturer in canine studies at Queens University Belfast who better to train with than those who helped devlop the industry qualifications!!) Nichola is also a qualified teacher, assessor and verifier. Nigel is one of only a handful of Uk MasterCraftsman Groomers and holds Business & Finance Diplomas as well as a whole host of other animal care qualifcations and is a Qualified teacher, assessor & verifier with over 15 years industry experience.

  • We work directly with the Open College Network Awarding body and are approved to offer nationally recognised qualifcations we are not a satellite centre. (Ocn qualifications are assessed alongside your training by a portfolio of evidence of training and work completed and assignments you complete as part of your homestudy which we guide you through no scarey end based exams. The Ocn diploma qualification is the equivalent to the city&guilds level 3 diploma only there is no pre req to complete level 2 qual therefore saving you time and money.  ) SmartPets IACC are the only school who offer the level 3 ocn certificate and MasterCraftsman level 4/5 Certifications, these qualifications were designed exclusively by us with Ocn and are only available through us or our satellite centres in England.

  • 1200sq feet modern grooming training are with excellent range of model dogs. (We have a hi tec bathing area with range of 3 baths including walk in and seperate grooming area with 5 electric grooming tables & workstation for each student and classroom with a range of teaching aids.)

  • Intensive hands on  training using our Unique SmartGroom training methods, manuals and packages tailored uniqued for our training backed up with ongoing support even after your course. Priceless!!

  • Courses are flexible and tailored to suit you can attend 1/2/3/4 days per week mon-fri and occasional Saturdays.

  • Courses run all year round and are tailored to suit on a first come first served basis as 50% deposit of course fee is received to secure your place.