Dog Grooming Courses and Training
The Pet Industry Federation and the British Dog Groomers' Association have developed a variety of dog grooming courses, for groomers at every level. Some of these are nationally accredited courses and are run in conjunction with City & Guilds. Important changes came into effect in November 2009, when the qualifications were moved over to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) - the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Dog grooming is a rewarding career and a growing industry with more and more dog owners taking advantage of the services offered by grooming salons. If you are just coming into the industry and are looking to gain a qualification, there are three main routes becoming a dog groomer:
- Through a fee-paying course at a private Accredited Grooming Training Centre
- Through a Further Education College
- Learning the skills on-the-job working with an experienced qualified groomer.
You can access the list of our accredited grooming training centres, all of which offer a range of dog grooming training and courses.
Beyond this, the British Dog Groomers' Association runs a Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming
, an advanced qualification to show the expertise and skill required from the experienced groomer in a commercial environment. Please see the related page for more information.