A letter from Kelly….  


Hello and Thank you very much for your interest in our dog grooming courses. I hope that you find the following information helpful.
Student numbers are limited on my dog grooming courses to ensure intensive and individual tuition. On the first day, a theory folder is supplied which contains a vast amount of knowledge needed to support you during and after your course. I provide the model dogs for you and fortunately we have an excellent variety of breeds in our area so you will gain lots of experience working with many different breeds. We closely supervise your work and at the end of each day you will be supplied with a comment sheet. This is an overview of your day’s work, broken down into specific sections with constructive criticism.
I work hard to ensure that my students have the skills and confidence to build successful careers in the pet grooming industry. My aim is to provide good value for money on all of our courses and our feedback speaks for itself! Please find full course details below and please contact us if you have any questions. My team and I are always happy to help! I look forward to welcoming you on to one of our courses.
Yours Sincerely,
Kelly Davis
Director of KD Grooming & BDGA



Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistant (7763-02) – 20 day course

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – Grade D or above in Maths & English. No grooming experience required.

FEE: £2815



Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7863) – 40 day course

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – Level 2 Certificate for Dog Groomers + Grade D or above in Maths & English. 

FEE: £4835 *Included in the fee is 1 year free membership with the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) and upon completion of the course a 1 year free membership with The Groomers Spotlight.

Please note that the exams for this course will only be held in June and November. You can book a refresher day before the exam. 


Weekend courses are also available upon request. 

Level 3 Hand Strip Unit (part of the old (7763-03) Diploma)

This course is suitable for anyone that completed the old level 3 Intro (7763-03). We are no longer delivering the old course.

If you have already completed your portfolio and written exams and received your Level 3 Certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming, then you are ready to take the practical dog grooming exams for the Diploma.

To book your place on an exam please call PIF on: 01234 273933, you can pay over the phone by Debit/Credit card. At the time of booking you will need to confirm how many units you wish to complete on the exam date (i.e. how many dogs you will groom) and which unit/s (which breed/s).

Once you have completed the Level 2 & Level 3 you will then be a FULLY QUALIFIED City & Guilds Dog Groomer.

Level 2 Dog Walking Course – 2.5 day course

The next course will be held on the 30th January 2018-2 February 2018. Additional dates TBC. 

The qualification will provide reassurance and peace of mind to pet owners that their pets are in the best possible hands
Course Content – 
Lone working
First Aid & Emergencies
Roles & Responsibilities

Run over 2 ½ days, 10am -4pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday, the Thursday has an allocated assessment slot.

Fee: £400. We ask for a 25% deposit to secure your place. Please contact us if you would like to book your place.

Canine First Aid

The next course will be held on the 21st of January 2018. Additional dates TBC. 

Hosted by Katie Wilkinson RVN MBVNA, a Registered Veterinary Nurse with the RCVS with over ten years experience of emergency and hospital nursing. Katie is a Level 3 City and Guilds Qualified Dog Groomer and PTLLS qualified. Certification inculded.

Course content – 
Introductions and Objectives
How to carry out an in depth health check 
Vaccines, infectious diseases and zoonoses
First Aid scenarios
Transportation of injured dogs
Practical CPR
Practical bandaging
First Aid Kits

A delicious buffet is provided as well as tea and coffee (vegetarians will be catered for).
A non-refundable fee of £60 including lunch. Please contact us if you would like to book your place.


No experience required.

1 day – £150 (weekday) £170 (Saturday) 

5 days – £600

10 days – £1150

15 days – £1725

20 days – £2300

25 days – £2875

30 days – £3450

35 days – £4025

40 days – £4320


Training is conducted Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm. Our courses can be taken in stages or over a continuous period. Please enquire about weekend courses. 


We aim to be as flexible as possible with our courses so you can choose how many days you train each week and the amount of days can vary each week to suit your needs.  You can choose when you start and finish the course based on our availability. You have three years to complete the courses however we ask that you book and pay for all of your days before you commence. 


Upon booking we require a 25% deposit with the full amount to be paid two weeks prior to the start of the course. There is no VAT payable. 

We work on a first come first serve basis so your dates will only be secure once the 25% deposit clears in our account. If you’d like to try out one of our dog grooming taster days beforehand please visit our events page to find out when the next taster day is. 


You are required to have all of your equipment before you start unless you join our Level 2 course. We can provide you with the full kit at a reduced rate.  If you’d like to purchase one from us please let us know as soon as possible so that we can raise an invoice for you.