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Course Length
30 Days PLUS minimum 150 hours Home Study (extended 40 day option available)
Course Times
Monday - Thursday

Start 10am

Course Fee
From £5,650

From Novice to Professional in 30 Days!


Limited availability. 

City & Guilds

City & Guilds has been established as a leading provider of dog grooming qualifications for around 40 years, competitors such as ipet Network have only been around for 5 years! The public recognise the quality associated with City & Guilds.

City & Guilds is the longest standing professional body offering qualifications in Dog Grooming and is an iconic name associated with quality training. They are global leaders when it comes to developing skills in multiple industries . This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a professional career in Dog Grooming and will give you the skills required and plenty of hands-on experience with a wide variety of breeds. You will complete both the Level 2 and Level 3 City & Guilds Qualifications during this course, you will also complete a professional pet first aid course . This course offeres huge savings when you look at the costs of sitting level 2 and 3 seperately and you can hit the ground running as a FULLY QUALIFIED DOG GROOMER.

£5650 PART TIME OR FULL TIME AVAILABLE ( extended 40 Day Course £6650 ideal for those needing additional learning time or those needing a slower pace)

This course delivers a higher standard of training than our competitors, as we include advanced handstripping and confirmational styling techniques, as well as coat care management regimes. Having a greater understanding of how skin and coat functions and behaves , will give you and whole other level of knowledge.

Skin issues can be frustrating and challenging, but we as dog groomers can help manage these. We teach the benefits of natural grooming products and how to use these to promote your business. We are able to teach more in depth due to the very high experience level and knowledge of the course tutor Amy Manser, who's expertise are recognised worldwide.

Amy is a world gold medal winning groomer, who has educated and spoken on varying platforms across the globe. The salon offers a purpose built training facility with a relaxed environment to learn and development all the skills you need to be not only a good dog groomer,  but a thriving business owner. Set your standards higher than your competitors and earn a greater income!!!

The course includes:

  • Correct handling of dogs
  • Health checking and recognising problems
  • Professional Pet First Aid Qualification
  • Information on running a Business
  • Styling to breed standard or owners requirements
  • Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping
  • Ear, nail and general hygiene maintenance
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Guidance on setting up your own salon and customer relations

We are here to offer advise on all aspects of business management, from pricing structures, social media promotion, client terms and conditions, salon design and much more.


Guided Learning Hours

City and Guilds require 300 GLH ( Guided Learning Hours) to be completed in order to be able to complete this course . You will carry out 30 days in salon training, PLUS a minimum of 150 hours of continued guided learning with home study and through E Learning modules. This time will be logged and tracked to meet the requirements of City and Guilds until the required guided learning hours (GLH) are achieved​ and to insure your knowledge meets the recommended standards.

Equipment Packs

Grooming Pack

All students can purchase a Professional Dog Grooming Pack for their own personal use during and after the course. The pack contains a wide variety of quality equipment which is all you will require during your course with us and to set up as a dog groomer afterwards. For an additional fee we also offer a pack upgrade which will include Cordless Clippers and Wahl steel comb attachments.

Dog Grooming

Level 2 & 3 City & Guilds Qualifications

The Level 2 & 3 City & Guilds Qualifications are included in this course **.

Full aftercare is provided to all students, to offer help and guidance as required. 2 FREE FOLLOW UP TRAINING DAYS ARE PROVIDED.

For anyone looking for accommodation nearby during the length of their course, we recommand staying at the The Paddock at Peacock Farm B & B, which offers discounted rates for Just 4 Paws students.

** Subject to all required assessments being completed

I attended Just 4 paws in 2020. I successfully completed my C&G level 2 and level 3 diploma in dog grooming, which I passed with a merit. I found that the tuition I received throughout the course to be very good. The facilities and equipment within the training salon were also very good and it was a clean comfortable environment to learn in. As well as the training I can honestly say I have been really impressed with the ongoing support Amy has given me.

There is a facebook group for students past and present and we are able to ask for advice within this group but on top of that I have privately asked Amy if she would mind critiqueing some grooms that I had carried out and she was more than happy to take the time to send me detailed critique back and ways to improve the grooms.

Since completing my course I have opened my own salon and after 15 months of trading I was fully booked and turning customers away. I have recently attended my first grooming competition and was placed 1st in the beginners class. Training to become a dog groomer is by far the best thing I ever did and would highly recommend Just 4 Paws as a learning centre.

Just a quick review on my course experience at Just4Paws:
Firstly, A huge thank you to Amy for settling my nerves and making it clear that I chose the best person to train with. What Amy doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing. She is knowledgeable, determined and passionate to every aspect of her training and skillset.

The training environment is professional, hygienic and fully equipped with top of the range equipment and products ensuring the best quality of service for both students and dogs.

I chose to take the City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 course and for me this was the right training method to suit my personality, however, Amy does offer a wide variety of other course options to suit your own personal requirement and I will look to complete further training with Amy in years to come to further progress my skills and techniques.
Amy has given me the opportunity to now begin my career within dog grooming confidently and more importantly safely. I now own my own successful salon and have been up and running for a year come July 2023.

I would highly recommend Amy and no one else if you want to be trained by a well respected person within the grooming world. A huge thank you Amy for making my dream come true and I will hopefully see you again in the near future.

place holder

I attended a day course with Just4Paws.
When I arrived I immediately felt welcome.
Amy had organised a dog similar to my own for me to groom.
It was hands on straight away with Amy by my side demonstrating and helping me to understand the process.
I throughly enjoyed the day and decided that dog grooming was for me.
After a discussion with Amy it was agreed I would do the City & Guilds LV2 &3.
Amy provided a variety of different breeds for me to groom whilst on the course giving me the knowledge, experience and confidence to open my grooming salon which is doing well.
Amy’s knowledge, experience and patience is outstanding.
When I finished my course I was actually sad to leave.
Amy is always on hand if I need advice and encouragement even though I have completed my qualification.

I highly recommend Just4Paws.

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For anyone looking for accommodation nearby during the length of their course, we recommand staying at the The Paddock at Peacock Farm B & B, which offers discounted rates for Just4Paws students.