Become a

Dog Groomer

in just 25 days.

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 SO what do YOU GET from 


The Open College Network

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming



ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS in Canine First Aid, Animal Handling and Grooming Business Management


Nationally Recognised Qualification
The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – 603/0891/6 has been designed for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.
Learn new skills
This comprehensive course encourages the skills necessary when grooming dogs with different types of coat. Learners will learn how to use a variety of equipment and increase their knowledge of grooming styles. Learners will also have an opportunity to gain competence in the Dog Grooming workplace.
Free Animal First Aid Certificate
Learners will gain knowledge of canine first aid and have an understanding of the health and wellbeing of different breeds of dog.
25 Days of Intensive Training
Our experienced tutors will have you grooming pets in no time at all! We will teach you everything you need to be able to work in a salon or start your own business by the end of the course. Course days available are Monday-Saturday 10.00-15.00/16.00.
The Complete Pet Business In A Box
A 100+ page training guide to setting up your new pet business together with over 30 templates and forms you need to get started. Including your Customer Terms & Conditions, record cards, and marketing and advert templates.
FREE Certificate in Pet Business Management
Our business management training includes comprehensive advice and support with marketing your business, running your back office and setting up legally and professionally. It also includes advice on managing your diary, dealing with your clients and how to set up your social media network.
Fully Mobile Ready, Out of The Box Website
Incuded in youir course fee is a fully mobile ready professional pet business website including 5 pages (Home, About, Services, Contact and Blog. Your new website will include connecting to your social networks, registering your website with Google and basic security and performance checks.
After Course Support
Once your course if over and you are fully qualified it can be a little scary to go out there alone. But don’t worry we will be with you every step of the way. Our Training Academy Private Facebook page provides a safe and friendly forum to share ideas and questions with your fellow Course colleagues and our Tutors.

Sounds good yes? But hold on a minute…Sign up for either our June, July or September course dates and you will receive a BONUS one half day 1-2-1 coaching session after your course with Julie Lalou, Groom Team England.

Learn with
the best

Julie Lalou, Award-winning Master Groomer

3 Reasons to learn with Julie

Julie has been a groomer since 2000 and teaching grooming since 2005. She is a strong believer in qualifications and as a result has the Higher Diploma in Grooming, is a member of the Guild of Master Dog Groomers and has been awarded an L.C.G.I in Dog Grooming (the highest award there is).  She is an experienced teacher having been awarded the City and Guilds 7303/03 in teaching. 

Julie is a member of Groom Team England and compete all over the World. In 2019 and will take part in the Word Grooming Championships representing England. So you a really are learning from the best!
Julie is the owner of Dogs Delight, a very successful grooming salon and OCN Grooming Training Center in London. This is where you will learn to become a Professional Dog Groomer in just one month. The Training Academy is equipped with all the latest grooming equipment and our friendly team of groomers will show you how in no time at all.

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“I am so glad I did my research when looking for the best place to train as a dog groomer. From the first day I knew this was the career for me. I absolutely loved getting involved on day one, and getting direction from the talented grooming teachers. I left everyday feeling inspired.”
Nicky Kazan
BarkShear Grooming
“Julie is a very knowledgeable teacher and is always more than happy to help. Even after the course is over  she is always happy to answer questions and mentor via Facebook, she goes above and beyond what is expected from a course provider. ”
Fiona Durdy
Groom2U Yorkshire

Have a question?

Here are our most frequently asked questions about our courses. If you need any further information then please do give us a call or email us.

Do I need any experience before I start the course?
There is no need for any previous experience. All that is need is a willingness to learn!
Do I need to bring a dog/dogs to groom?
We will supply all the dogs that you need to groom but if you would like to bring your own dog or your friend’s dogs in order to learn how to groom them then that’s fine. Just let us know in advance and there will be no extra cost.
Do I have to do 5 days a week?
No you can split the course up how you wish. The course is structured to suit the individual. Whilst we can take students who wish to do one or two days a week, we recommend that at some point during the course you have at least five days in a row as this help with memory and flow.
When do the courses run?
The courses run throughout the year and can begin on a date that is convenient for the student.
Do I need to bring any equipment or anything with me?
We will provide everything needed during your course.
Will I be grooming myself during the course?
The course is very hands -on and you will be grooming 2 dogs everyday from start to finish.
Will I have learnt enough during the course to set up my own business?
On the 22 day course you will learn all the main styles and will have had lots of experience with clipping, scissoring and hand stripping to feel confident enough to go it alone. Plus we are only a phone call away if you are feeling a bit unsure and need some reassurance.
How do I make payment?
The One Day course is payable in advance and the for the longer courses, a 10% deposit will be required to ensure that your place is reserved for you. The remaining cost of your course is payable 10 working days prior to the start date.

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