Whether you are at the start of your career as a dog groomer or looking to gain formal accreditation for years of experience, Haddon Training are pleased to be able to help you take the next steps.

Our dog grooming courses, which are awarded by The City and Guilds London Institute, are short, affordable and recognised by the dog grooming industry, the Pet Industry Federation and the British Dog Groomers Association.

We provide all of the assessment materials and support to you directly in your workplace and will visit you frequently to ensure that you progress and achieve at your own pace.

Dog Grooming is a rewarding career and as a fast-growing industry more and more dog owners are looking for qualified and talented groomers – take the first step and enquire today.


  • Apply today

    To apply please complete the application below and then one of the Haddon Training team will be in touch with you directly. Please note that courses are only currently being run in the South-West of England and South Wales.

    Dog Grooming Courses

    Courses for dog groomers
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    Please contact us if you DO NOT see the confirmation of your application here once you have applied or if you would like to discuss the programme.

  • Are you eligible?

    To be eligible to take the course

    • You need to be actively employed in the dog grooming sector, this can be as an assistant or operating independently.
    • You need to be at least 16+ years old and have completed year 11.

    Please note that the courses we run are only available in the South-West of England and South Wales.

  • Courses and pricing

    All our courses will be run at your place of work and the time frame that they are run over depends on your requirements, please discuss this with the team upon application.

    The courses that we run are below and are only available in the South-West of England and South Wales.


    1. Level 2 Certificate in Dog Grooming Assistants  (approx 4-6 visits) starting at £1000
    2. Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and Welfare (dog grooming assistant pathway) (approx 6-8 visits) starting at £1650
    3. Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care and Management (dog grooming stylist pathway) (approx 8-10 visits) starting at £2000

As an award-winningOfsted Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ training provider, we always deliver high-quality work-based vocational qualifications and have been since 1997.