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 Training Centre

TRAINING CENTRE

We offer individual tuition with a maximum of four students per tutor at any one time. At Pretty Paws Training Centre we offer it all, from pet owners, new groomers, show breeders to full groomers that just need to perfect their skills.

We are also a training centre for the Pet Care Trust and offer the Level 3 NPTC, City & Guilds Introductory in Grooming at an extra cost with the 20 and 24 day courses. You can just come and sit the practical assessment that suits you with us if you are already a groomer. If there is not a course that suits your needs then feel free to ask and we will be happy to put a pack together for you.

 

Course Information at Pretty Paws Training Centre

½ Day Taster - The day starts at 9.30am until 1pm - £90.00

The taster is for people who are interested in dog grooming and want a basic insight into what this career offers.

It will consist of:

  • A Health and Safety induction.
  • Learn how to undertake the basic assessment of a dog for grooming.
  • Carry out basic bathing and drying of selected dogs and coat types.

 

1 Full Day Breed Specific Course - 9.30am until 4pm - £180.00

This full day allows you to see and work on a specific breed of dog.

It will consist of:

  • A Health and Safety induction.
  • Learn how to undertake the basic assessment of a dog for grooming.
  • Carry out bathing, drying, trimming or hand stripping of a specific breed.

 

This can be tailor made to enable for you to groom your own dog. We would then recommend a follow up to 6 weeks later to enable you to be competent in grooming your own breed. This is particularly good for show breeders and groomers who need more confidence with certain breeds.

 

Your Own Tutor for the day - Cost to be discussed prior to booking

You can also hire Alison Rogers L.C.G.I or one of our tutors to come to your salon or home to provide training for you and your staff.

 

1 Week Re-Cap course - £710.00

Tailored to an individual’s needs, the re-cap will assist anyone that has undertaken grooming previously, but has maybe had some time off or has lost their confidence. It is also ideal for those who wish to work on a specific breed or refine their techniques. We have many dogs of all different breeds/sizes and can ensure that individuals’ needs are catered for.

2 Week Re-Cap -£1,450.00              3 Week Re-Cap - £2,100.00

These are an extension to the 1 week re-cap course.  You will have individual tutoring with our experienced staff and a maximum of up to four students.  With the 2 and 3 week re-cap courses it is guaranteed that you will bath, dry and groom various dogs with various grooming requirements.

 

STARTER COURSES

The starter courses are designed for individuals who are particularly interested in setting up as an independent dog groomer.  Pretty Paws Training Centre is City and Guilds accredited and our staff are well qualified assessors and trainers.

The starter courses all commence with a Health and Safety induction and initial assessment of dogs.

Your will be instructed on the bathing and drying of different coat types and preparation methods prior to grooming and grooming techniques adopted for different breeds and coat types.  Pretty Paws Training Centre has a large and varied client base and can provide grooming experiences for their students on a range of dogs.

The Starter Packages are as follows:

Basic Starter Course 1 (16 days) - £2800.00

This is a four week grooming course containing the above activities.

 

Basic Starter Course 2 (20 days) - £4000.00

As above for the full 20 days, plus a grooming starter kit that includes the following pieces of equipment:

Hard pin slicker brush, grooming out comb, moult master, trimmex quick stopper, nail clippers, clippers, blades (5f, 7f, 30, 15, 10), grooming bag, feet scissors, thinning scissors, work horse scissors which are a quality product not roseline, pocket book of notes from a groomers table.

 

One to one- 20 day training- £6,000.00

 

Basic Starter Course 3 (24 days) - £4700.00

As above for the full 24 days, plus a grooming starter kit that includes the following pieces of equipment:

 

One to one- 24 day training- £7,200.00

Hard pin slicker brush, grooming out comb, moult master, trimmex quick stopper, nail clippers, clippers, blades (5f, 7f, 30, 15, 10), grooming bag, feet scissors, thinning scissors, work horse scissors which are a quality product not roseline, pocket book of notes from a groomers table, medium and fine stripping knives, dematter, finishing comb and two coat controllers.

Alison is well known for trailing products and equipment for various manufacturers as she appreciates good quality products and grooming equipment.  All students that attend Pretty Paws Training Centre are instructed on the correct use and handling of grooming equipment.  They are encouraged to purchase good quality products in order to obtain a first class finish and longer lasting equipment.  As part of the starter courses Alison has chosen quality pieces of equipment which she knows will last and be well used without being surplus to requirement.

 

Dreams to Reality

Always had the dream to become a dog groomer doing a job that you enjoy with the animals that you love? If you have the desire and drive to turn it into reality here at Pretty Paws Grooming Salon we can help! Alison has been making those dreams reality since she was 23 years old.

We are a City and Guilds Qualified Dog Groomers and Training School. We groom all breeds of dogs, a speciality being Bichon Frise and West Highland White Terriers. And we are also members of the Pet Industry Federation and the British Dog Groomers Association.

 

City and Guilds

City and Guilds Introductory Dog Grooming Level 3, will teach you about different grooming and styling techniques, health and safety, and working with people and animals.

The City & Guilds qualification is internationally recognised, that gives employers and clients reassurance that the holder has reached and demonstrated a professional standard within the industry. Our grooming salon is a City & Guilds Approved Teaching Centre for the dog grooming courses.

A City & Guilds qualification is evidence that you have the right skills to do your job well which is why employers and clients look for this within the industry. 

You can add this to your course for an additional charge of £850.00

One to one training is also offered at Pretty Paws with one of the best groomers in Europe, Alison Rogers- £300.00 per day- This is a fantatsic opportunity to have one on one tuition with Alison, no other students will be present. You will gain more in depth knowledge and skills you desire for grooming.

We also offer freelance training- Alison Rogers can come to your salon and train you one on one or can do group sessions. The price is neogatibale depending on location.

 
 
 
 
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