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Advanced Techniques in Dog Grooming

Gain a greater level of understanding in dog grooming, sharpen your skills and advance your techniques with the help of industry professional tutors.

This course is the perfect next step if you have already completed our Preliminary Dog Grooming course or, if you already have some industry experience and would like to enhance your skills, knowledge and employability.

During this part-time, 12 week course you will learn how to groom different breeds of dog, provide a first-class customer care experience and discover the business opportunities that are available upon completion of the course.

This course is suited to those with a keen interest in the subject who may be considering kick-starting a successful career within this growing industry.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This part-time course has start dates in September, December and March, and will take 12 weeks to complete. The course has daytime and evening study options and you will attend college for one, three hour session per week.

What will I study?

During this 12 week course you will study a variety of different modules that will help you gain essential sector knowledge and skills at a more advanced level. Many of our successful students have secured employment within the industry and have even gone onto running their own dog grooming business/salon.

  • Health and safety
  • Hygiene
  • Grooming
  • Trimming
  • Scissoring
  • Clipping - coat types and styles
  • Styling - coat types and styles
  • Customer service

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through your practical course work and punctuality.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

To enrol onto this course you will ideally possess previous experience in dog grooming or hold a preliminary dog grooming qualification.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £625. To secure your place, you will need to pay a £200 deposit with the remaining balance payable upon enrolment. To book your place today contact Penny Corrigan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01744 623646.

This is a full cost course meaning that there are no fee discounts available.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Many of our successful students have secured employment within the industry and have even gone onto running their very own dog grooming business/salon.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Penny Corrigan

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Onsite Animal Units

Our indoor and outdoor animal units house mammals, reptiles, birds and other exotic creatures.

Progression Routes

Your course can help you to secure a place at university or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have lots of industry links with Dogs Trust, Knowsley Safari and many more!

Industry Experts

Our tutors are experienced industry experts and passionate about Animal Management.

The Dog Studio

We have a fully equipped, commercial dog grooming unit on site.

Interactive Learning

Your learning is very interactive and engaging as you work with over 50 different animal species.