UK Grooming School of the Year 2014
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Year 2013 - Demel'ex
Canine Design Grooming Academy (Winners of the Liz Paul Award) for Grooming School Of The Year 2014

UK Grooming School of the Year 2014
In the top 3 finalists for Grooming School of the Year 2013
In the top 3 finalists for UK Grooming Business of the Year 2009

Dog grooming training in Evercreech

We are a well established dog grooming training school offering high quality dog grooming tuition.

Canine Design Grooming Academy courses are tailored to individual needs your own learning speed and requirements, All tuition is to C&G standards
Lottie and our poodle "Chicken" at the masked ball when the awards took place

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Dog Grooming courses offering high quality dog grooming tuition

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OUR COURSES

Our courses are tailored very much to meet individual needs and are geared to your own learning speed and requirements, catering for the complete beginner to the more experienced groomer. All tuition is to C&G standards. 

Training provided is intensive, with a great deal of time being spent on practical work. Training can be taken in stages rather than as a one-off course should that be required.


Practical Training

During your practical training you are provided with 'model dogs' to work on. The range of breeds used will be as wide as possible with you being responsible for the grooming and trimming of these dogs from start to finish. 

You will also learn how to deal with various coat types, learn how to correctly undertake a health check, check and clean ears as necessary, and check and correctly trim nails.  It is no longer recommended that anal glands should be expressed routinely in the grooming salon, but you will be given guidance regarding this topic.


Demonstrations and supervision are provided throughout this time by your tutors.


Theory

This is covered in a manual, which is yours to take home. Subjects covered include setting up and running a grooming business, legislation, record keeping, customer relations, health and hygiene, first aid, anatomy and diseases. We recommend that you study the manual during your stay where we are available to offer support and advice.

 

Back Up Service

We offer a full back-up service to all of our ex-students should they need help after they have completed their training. We are always available to offer help and advice over the telephone or by email should this be required.

 

Diploma

On completion of your course you are issued with a Diploma certificate.

 

Graded Certificates

Students reaching the required standard will be awarded a graded certificate.

 

Certificate of Excellence in Handling and Control

As promoters of excellent handling within the Grooming Industry, we will award this certificate ONLY to students who demonstrate sympathetic but effective handling throughout their course, with NO signs of loss of temper or impatience at any time.

 

Assessments

All students are constantly assessed throughout their course and will be provided with a daily assessment sheet on the work they have carried out.

 

Assessment Days

We can offer assessment days for the C&G examination.


Course Duration

Courses are run throughout the year with dates and duration tailored to meet individual needs, from 1 day to 3 months. We recommend a minimum of 20 days if you wish to start your own business or at least 25 days if you wish to complete the City & Guilds Level 3 qualification

 

Accommodation

Accommodation is sometimes available on site, or there are plenty of good quality B&Bs locally. Please ask for details.

 

Examination Centre

We are an examination centre for the City & Guilds Advanced practical exams and the Higher Diplomas. See our 'Events' section for exam dates fixed and contact the Pet Care Trust direct for enrolment ( www.petcare.org.uk )


 

QUALIFICATIONS

City & Guilds/NPTC Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Dog Grooming


We are able to offer this qualification in conjunction with one of our courses, but would suggest that the following is a more worthwhile qualification to achieve:

 

City & Guilds/NPTC Level 3 Certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming


This qualification will be done by assessment at our centre, and can either be included within a training course of at least 25 days in duration, or may be taken as a stand-alone qualification for external students (who must have previously undertaken a training course either at our centre or elsewhere) – 3 days will need to be booked for assessments for external students.

To complete the qualification, there is also a requirement to undertake an external written examination. This examination will take place in June and November each year, either at the Pet  Industry Federationt offices in Bedford or at another venue to be arranged, subject to demand.


Please note we cannot guarantee that all students will be ready to be assessed for this qualification after the specified training period. If we feel more training is needed, this will be discussed with you during your course.


Please contact us for further information on both the above qualificatoins and for fees payable.

 

CURRENT PRICES FOR DOG GROOMING COURSES
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Charges are as follows:   

PLEASE NOTE ALL PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF VAT

excluding City & Guilds Level 3 Introductory qualification                                                           

5 day course            ..              £660           10 day course          ..              £1260

15 day course          ..              £1854          20 day course          ..             £2382

25 day course          ..              £2904         30 day course          ..             £3420

35 day course          ..              £3936         40 day course          ..             £4452

45 day course          ..              £4968         50 day course          ..             £5484

55 day course          ..              £6000        60 day course          ..             £6516


THE ABOVE CHARGES DO NOT INCLUDE THE CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 3 INTRODUCTORY QUALIFICATION WITHIN YOUR TRAINING.  IF YOU WISH TO UNDERTAKE THIS QUALIFICATION DURING YOUR TRAINING, THIS CAN BE ADDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST OF £550 TO INCLUDE THE EVOLVE ON-LINE MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMINATION.  


PLEASE NOTE A MINIMUM OF 25 DAYS TRAINING MUST BE UNDERTAKEN FOR BEGINNERS WISHING TO COMPLETE THE C&G LEVEL 3 INTRODUCTORY QUALIFICATION.


Daily charges          ..              £168   (refresher days for experienced groomers)

Daily charges          ..              £228  (if you are a complete beginner and wish to learn to groom your own                                                                                         breed of dog)




City & Guilds Level 3 Introductory £840

Qualification only (fast track) – this option is available for experienced groomers only).  To include 3 days of assessments + Evolve on-line theory examination.   

If you require any refresher training this will be charged at a rate of £168 per day in addition to the cost of the qualification


Evolve on-line multiple choice exam      £120 

Revision workshop for Evolve on-line

Exam              ..          ..          ..          ..        Free for Canine Design students with a £5 charge for buffet lunch                                                                                       payable on the day                                                                  

                                                              £50 for non-Canine Design students.

 

You can take your course either over a continuous period, or in stages if you require. Our aim is to be as flexible as possible in order to accommodate each student’s requirements.

There is plenty of good quality, good value accommodation available within the village and surrounding area should you require it, and we will be happy to supply details on request.

It is our aim that anyone attending a course at our establishment will leave in the confidence that they have been trained to the highest possible standard. Also, as we are an approved Pet Industry Fereration premier satellite assessment centre, we are able to offer NPTC/City & Guilds qualifications.

If you have any further queries, or wish to book one of our courses, please telephone (01749) 830723.

 
WE REQUIRE A 25% DEPOSIT ON BOOKING AND THE REMAINDER IS PAYABLE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE COMMENCEMENT.
 
PLEASE NOTE WE CAN ACCEPT PAYMENT BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD - PLEASE TELEPHONE IF YOU REQUIRE THIS OPTION.  (2% CHARGE IS MADE FOR PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD. PAYMENT BY DEBIT CARD IS FREE).
     
TRAINING HOURS ARE BETWEEN 10.00 A.M. AND 4.00 P.M. DAILY.

 

 

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