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Groom for a Living Course


The 'Groom For a Living' Course - £2200 (non - qualification) 

This is the course you will need if your aim is to work as a grooming assistant or to work for yourself as a non-qualified groomer. You will have 'hands-on' training from day 2 of the course on a wide variety of breeds and cross-breeds. 

This is a full time 20 days/140 hours course (from 9.30am to 4.30pm Mon - Fri for 4 weeks). This course starts with the basics, i.e. bathing and drying and learning how to brush out a knotty coat, and continues through all the grooming skills you would need to carry out basic clipping and styling. 

You will receive written training aids to back up your newly learned skills and these are handed out gradually during the course and are for you to read in your own time. We will also provide you with the necessary written information on the major canine diseases, parasites, and quite a few other common animal health problems which we sometimes come across in the grooming salon and need to have some knowledge on.

Beyond the skills of grooming you will gain experience in client relations and will receive a detailed information booklet which will assist you to get your business up and running. Dog grooming is a specialised industry which has different needs when considering such things as insurance, advertising, location, equipment etc. Your booklet will help you to make good decisions and to save money in start-up costs.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Dapper Dogs School of Grooming Certificate in Dog Grooming

COST- £2200 

Payment by: Cheque/Debit Card/Credit Card (2% service fee)/Cash

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