Open College Network NI Level 3

Certificate in Commercial Dog Grooming Skills

Introductory Dog Grooming Course.

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

12 day hands on intensive practical grooming tuition with 100 hrs homestudy to learn a range of basic popular pet trims to start dog grooming. This Course will cover bathing, drying, dematting, clip offs, popular breed trims eg westies/shih tzus/schnauzers, spaniels, deshedding smooth coats, trimming and thinning doublecoats eg border collies, ear and nail care. (Please note this course will only give you an introduction into grooming and doesnt cover all breeds or business set up/pet first-aid  if you wish to start a business grooming we reccommend the full professional diploma.

This is an Ofqual recognised qualification and can be used as a stepping stone to the Full Professional dog grooming Diploma on completion of the certificate you can upgrade by completing the additional 8 days training covering advanced grooming, handstripping, pet first-aid and cpcr and business salon management. Upgrade fee: £2895.00 (please note it is cheaper to enrol on the Full Diploma)

Qualification Objectives:

The objectives of the qualification are to enable learners to: 
 carry out pre-grooming assessments  use tools and equipment correctly  carry out styling and finishing of dogs  address common dog grooming problems  understand the importance of health and safety, legislation and codes of practice for the dog grooming industry  collect and record appropriate information.

This course gives the beginner a good basic introduction to dog grooming.

Practical hands on 1:1 supervised grooming lessons will cover basic popular breeds trims to start grooming.

Course fee: £3295.00  includes grooming manuals, scissor pack and grooming overalls.

To book 50% deposit is due at time of booking and balance is due 7 days prior to course start.

Payment plan:

3 x 4 days blocks Deposit £1500

2 payments in advance of day 4 and day 8  of £897.50

Click on the word document to download the grooming enrolment form:




Attendance: The course runs all year round so you can start when you want, dates are allocated on a first come first served basis as deposit is received for you to choose from and are tailored to suit you can attend 1/2/3/4 days per week lessons mon-fri are 9.45am to approx. 2/3pm daily occasional Saturday training available lessons 9am- approx1/2pm

We have a max of 4 students on any training day. On receipt of your deposit and enrolment form we will send you a current list of available dates for you choose from.