Grooming Courses

Welcome to Dee for Dogs Grooming Academy Ltd.  We offer nationally recognized qualifications.  We follow strict guidelines and offer structured courses.  Our Centre is audited yearly and all health and safety procedures followed.

Our salon is fully equipment with all the latest resources so that you can not only learn with the best but you have the best equipment to learn with.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to 3/4 pm.  You can attend 4 days a week or 1 day a week.  Our courses are totally flexible to ensure you the learner can fit your dreams into your normal working week.

We believe in continually improving our skills so that we can pass our knowledge onto you.

We guarantee you will get the very best tuition with full support whilst on the course and after you have completed your course.  We will invite you to our busy Facebook group where you with have access to 24 hour support and guidance, access to tutorials and other past and present students work and progress.  Rest assured you will never be alone whether it be for assistance with a groom or a friendly chat there will always be someone there for you.

If you are a total beginner, and would like to change your profession or already working within the industry and would like to gain your qualifications or simply improve your skills we can assist you.

If you would like to add a qualification to your course please read the additional information regarding each qualification.

We are very happy to offer salon improver days for all members of staff within the luxury of your own salon.

Just some of our credentials.

  • Guild of Master Groomers, the highest qualification a groomer can hold in the UK.
  • Leading premier dog grooming school.
  • Independent school offering accredited City & Guilds and OCN courses.
  • Nominated on of the top 5 training schools in the UK 4 years running.
  • Tailor made courses.
  • National and internationally multi award winning tutor.
  • Fast Track Options for those already practicing and wish to gain a nationally recognized qualification.
  • All round Breed specialist.
  • UK and European Judge
  • 2 X Groom Team England representative.
  • All theory work completed in your own time allowing more hands-on experience.
  • Excellent value for money.
  • Free comprehensive course manual.
  • Workbook covering underpinning knowledge.
  • Access to Facebook group for trainees and staff to give you additional support once you leave.
  • Regular seminar and social events, great for past and present trainees to catch up and chat about all things dog grooming.
  • First aid course included 


Our Courses

City & Guilds Level 2 7863-02

City & Guilds Level 3 7863-03

OCN Qualification

City & Guilds


Our Course Price List (Jan 2021)

As from September 2017 all City & Guilds dog grooming courses will require a prerequisite of a level 2 7863-02 qualification.

Tuition only courses

Length of courseDescriptionPrice £
Taster dayDesigned for those people who would like to see if the career pathway if suitable for them £180.00
1 day groom your own dogDesigned for those pet owners that would like to complete basic pet preparation work and trimming.£200.00
1 day breed stylingDesigned for those already practicing dog grooming who would like to improve their knowledge on a single breed or technique.£220.00
1 day improver day Bespoke day to improve work of a group or salon members. Up to 4 people in one day. Contact for price.P.O.A.
1-4 dayFor established groomers wishing to update their skills and breed styles. To improve competition, work also suitable for the show person wanting to enhance the good points and mask the undesirable points of the dog.

1 day £250 2 days £450 4 days £750
£750.00
25 dayDesigned for those who wish to learn the underpinning knowledge of dog grooming.

Covers Handling and health checking, preparation brushing out bathing and drying.

Including a 10 hour CPD Accredited on-line first aid course.

We aim to each 4 techniques clipping, scissoring, hand striping and grooming out. You will be taught the basic head, body, tail and ear shapes that will cover most of pet styles.

By the end of this course you will be confident in styling and finishing but would aim to improve your speed.
£4400

Tuition courses including qualification

Length of courseCity & Guilds qualification includedDescriptionPrice £
12 days PLUS Guided qualification study.Level 2 Dog Grooming AssistantSuitable for those with no prior dog grooming skills wishing to have a recognised Dog Grooming Assistant qualification

Covers Handling and health checking, preparation, brushing out, bathing and drying.

Basic clipper and scissor work.

Practical and theory assessment.

Including a 10 hour CPD Accredited on-line first aid course.
£2450.00
25 days PLUS Guided qualification study.Level 2 7863-02Designed for those who have no prior dog grooming experience but who wish to learn the underpinning knowledge of dog grooming, this course will allow you to have enough knowledge to complete doggy styling on your own but you may be a little slow to begin with. You will also gain a recognised qualification.

Covers Handling and health checking, preparation brushing out bathing and drying. Health and safety within the salon.

Including a 10 hour CPD Accredited on-line first aid course..

During this we aim to 4 techniques clipping, scissoring, hand striping and grooming out. You will be taught the basic head, body, tail and ear shapes that will cover most of pet styles.

By the end of this course you will be confident in styling and finishing but would aim on improving your speed.
£4700.00
20 day PLUS Guided qualification study.Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma. 7863-03This course is designed for those who already hold a Level 2 qualification. The course will cover trimming and styling to Level 3 qualification standard and the practical and theory assessments for the qualification.

Including a 10 hour CPD Accredited on-line first aid course.

Contents as above.
£4500.00
32 days PLUS Guided qualification StudyLevel 2 7863-02 Dog Grooming Assistant
Level 3 7863-03 Dog Grooming Diploma
This course is designed for those students who wish to complete both Level 2 and Level 3 qualification together. It is designed for those students have a career in professional dog grooming. You will cover a variety of styles and techniques which will enable you to groom all types of pet dogs.

Including a 10 hour CPD Accredited on-line first aid course.
£6400.00

Open College Network Qualification. O.C.N. Level 3.

Length of courseOCN Qualification (Open College Network)DescriptionPrice £
25 days
Level 3The Open College Network course is Designed for those who have no prior dog grooming experience but who wish to learn the underpinning knowledge of dog grooming, this course will allow you to have enough knowledge to complete doggy styling on your own. You will also gain a recognised qualification.

Covers Handling and health checking, preparation brushing out bathing and drying. Health and safety within the salon.

Including a 10 hour CPD Accredited on-line first aid course.

During this we aim to 4 techniques clipping, scissoring, hand striping and grooming out. You will be taught the basic head, body, tail and ear shapes that will cover most of pet styles.
£4700

Qualifications Only (Fast Track). External Assessment Available.

Length of courseQualificationDescriptionPrice £
2 dayCity & Guilds Level 2 7863-02 Dog grooming AssistantFor those who are working within the industry and have the training and experience to a Level 2 standard and would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

(A minimum of 6 month full time assistant status within the industry is required and a witness statement).
£1000
4 dayCity & Guilds Level 3 7863-03 Dog Grooming DiplomaFor those students who already hold a Level 2 qualification 77/7863-02 and have a minimum of 6 months full time grooming experience.

(An evidence portfolio will be required for recognition of prior learning)
£1600
O.C.N.
4 day
Level 3The Open Learning Courses are designed for those students who are already working within the industry and who have completed their Level 2 qualification.

These students will be competent dog groomers and be able to groom a dog in a breed standard trim in suitable timescale.

You will be required to put together a portfolio of evidence. Proof of working within the industry and certificate will be need for this course.
£1500