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SMARTPETS GROOMING SCHOOL

  • All tution carried our personally by Nichola Moore L.C.G.I MCG leading industry consultant  and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

COURSES

GROOMING & PET CARE

Regardless of your animal’s type, age or mannerisms, each of my services can be customized specifically for them. Get in touch today with any questions about how I can help you and your furry friend.

INTRODUCTION TO DOG GROOMING

This course is aimed at those who wish to learn basic skills in dog grooming and covers mostly bathing, drying, safe handling and use of tools and equipment.

MASTERCRAFTSMAN LEVEL 4/5 CERTIFIED GROOMER

The highest level certification for those working in the industry a min of 3 years full time. Must be working to a high level of commercial grooming and be able to carry out pet and show trims, clipping and handstripping and have a good knowledge of animal welfare business management and pet health care and first aid.

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA QUALIFICATIONS.
FASTRACK FOR EXPERIENCED GROOMERS.

Fastrack route for experienced groomers to gain qualifications. Online/distance learning remote mentoring/assessments available so you don't have to leave your salon.

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI LEVEL 3 ADVANCED PET CPCR & FIRST-AID FOR PET CARE PROFESSIONALS

Would you know what to do in an emergency? This course is for pet care professionals ideal for groomers, dog walkers, kennel owners, hydrotherapists or even pet owners etc.
Covering Pet first-aid, cpcr and common emergencies and health complaints seen in companion animals.
Hands on practical cpcr on our veterinary mannequins, practice abdominal thrusts with the choking vest and bandaging skills on our range of realistic mannequins.

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK WEST MIDLANDS LEVEL 3
DIPLOMA IN DOG GROOMING INC PET FIRST-AID & CPCR AND BUSINESS SALON MANAGEMENT.

Aimed at the beginner to learn commercial dog grooming skills covering popular and a wider range of breeds and not only covers clipping & styling but handstripping and scissoring techniques as well as pet first-aid cpcr and business salon management. Everything for the aspiring new groomer or those thinking of starting a grooming business.

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI LEVEL 3
CERTIFICATE IN COMMERCIAL DOG GROOMING SKILLS

Aimed at the beginner to learn basic popular breeds commercial dog grooming, clipping and styling skills to start a career in dog grooming.

DOG GROOMING TASTER SESSION

3hrs taster session to see what dog grooming is all about and to test drive our training. Info on a career/starting a business in dog grooming. Ask the experts all your questions.