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Gillsmans Dog Grooming Salon

Britania enterprise centre

Waterworks road


East Sussex

TN34 1RT


Tel No: 07713 460244

Email: gillsmansgroomingsalon@gmail.com


Opening hours:

Wednesday to Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm

Come and learn the art of dog grooming in our relaxed and friendly salon.


One to one flexible training to suit around you.


Our intensive courses are designed for individuals that are looking for either a change of career to set up a salon from home mobile or a commercial property, opportunities are endless.


We are a small unique school in Hastings and set our self's apart from the big colleges.


We teach small groups of between 3 to 4 students who are given full support throughout their course.


All training is hands on in a busy day to day grooming salon.



Students receive a grooming starter kit worth £500 including all your essential grooming tools to complete the course.














The level 2 and 3 intro 24-day course kit



Notes from the grooming table

Wahl km2/ mini arco combi kit

Groom pro small nail clipper

Groom pro 4 in 1 clipper/blade spray

Milano jacket

Groom pro matt breaker 9 blade

Groom pro ear powder 25g

Ear forceps non-locking

Vivog double sided flexible slicker brush

Andis 7f blade

Andis 5f blade

Andis 4f blade

Grooming paw print bag

Wahl 8-piece metal comb guide set

Undercoat rake

Trimmex blood stopper

Artisan 6.5 thinning scissor

6.5 straight edge scissor

5" small curved scissor


Stripping knife fine

Stripping knife coarse

Medium furminator


Tutors are friendly and welcoming and support students through the qualification with help always at hand.


We believe that our students will leave with a good knowledge Base and confidents.

Dog grooming courses

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Taster day/Groom your own dog day

Cost £180

Start date: May 2019. Enrol now.

This 1 day course is a fab way to get a feel for the salon and see if dog grooming is for you before committing to the

24-day course.


You can either bring your own dog and learn how to groom your breed correctly and save on grooming fees in the future.


Advice on products and equipment will be given and detailed


notes of your breed will be explained for you to take away.


For more info please contact us.

If you are interested in any of the courses please contact us using the form below:

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Advanced Pet Cpcr and first-aid for Pet Care Professionals OCN Level 3

Cost £145

Work books,certification and basic pet first aid kit included.

Start date: May 2019. Enrol now.

Practical hands on course for pet care professionals ideal for groomers, dog walkers, kennel owners,pet owners, hydrotherapists etc.

Covering Pet first-aid, cpcr and common emergencies and health complaints seen in companion animals.

Hands on practical cpcr on our veterinary mannequins, practice abdominal thrusts with the choking vest and bandaging skills on our range of realistic mannequins.

Fee: Includes pet first-aid kit and manual and Ocn Level 3 certification.

Pet-first-aid and Cpcr Certified window sticker.


Kit included:

  • Ocn pet first aid course

  • Free business workshop day

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Kit upgrade extra £300


Cordless clippers - heiniger

Cordless trimmers

Chunker scissor


As part of the level 3 introductory and fast track intensive courses, we offer accommodation for students. This is ideal for students that don't want the stress of travelling every day.


We offer a clean modern double room in our family home at a fantastic rate. Much cheaper than any B&B in the area.


A package can be arranged for each individual student who can combine the cost of the course and B&B.

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Level 3 OCN Pet First Aider


Anyone over 16 years of age .

The course is suitable for:

Dog owners

Dog walkers

Pet/Dog sitters

Kennel workers

Dog daycare business

Dog Trainers

Dog Handlers

Dog Groomers

Dog Show Organisers

Working dog owners


City & Guilds Level 2 grooming assistant

Start Date: May 2019. Enrol now.

Duration: 22 days

Times: Wednesday to Saturday. Minimum of two days per week.

Cost: £4000

Deposit required: £1000


This twenty two day dog grooming course will give students the chance to cover some of the basics of grooming. It will involve mostly basic practical hands on involvement and also focus on Health and Safety within the salon. At the end of the course you will gain your City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants.


The course will cover:


The correct handling of dogs

Recognition of health problems

Brushing, de-matting and bathing and some basic clipping and trimming

Health and safety in the salon

Ear cleaning, nail clipping and teeth cleaning


Kit included:

  • Ocn pet first aid course

  • Free business workshop day


Please note this course has to be completed before going onto the level 3 diploma.


City & Guilds 40 Day All Inclusive level 2 & 3 professional groomer

Duration: 40 days ( +160 hours of home study days)

Course Days: Wednesday to Saturday

Start Date: May 2019. Enrol now.

Times: 10AM to 4PM

Cost: £6600

Deposit required: £1000


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 as well as a business studies workshop.


The course includes:


Correct handling of dogs

Health checking and recognising problems

Professional level 3 OCN Pet First Aid Qualification

Professional running of a Business Workshop

Styling to breed standard or owner’s requirements

Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping

Ear, nail, anal gland and teeth maintenance

Health and safety in the salon

Guidance in running your own salon and customer relations

32 days salon training and 8 days home study required


Kit included:

  • Ocn pet first aid course

  • Free business workshop day


All students will receive a Professional Dog Grooming Pack worth over £500 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, chunkers and trimmers.


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

This course is a 20 day hands on practical only course for students wishing to learn about the practical side of grooming only.


There will be no theory other than notes of your grooming work. You will learn within our busy salon and how the grooming salon runs. You will build a portfolio of work during your course for you to take away. Health & safety in the salon and handling. Basic trimming from client request to some breed standard. Hand-stripping, teeth cleaning, anal glands, nail clipping all will be

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Level 2 Fast track 7765-02 Grooming assistant/experience groomer seeking qualification

Course Length: 7 days

Course Fee: £2000

Course Days: Mon - Sat

Start Date: May 2019. Enrol now.

Course Times: 10:00 - 15/15:30


This seven day course will give students the chance to cover some of the basics of dog grooming. It will involve mostly bathing and brushing practical hands on involvement and also give the student a chance to complete their City and Guilds Level 2 grooming assistants qualification.


The course will be tailored to the individuals requests.

City & Guilds hands on only grooming course

Cost: £3500

Deposit required: £1000

Start date: May 2019. Enrol now.

covered in this course.

The course will Include a pet first aid OCN level 3 certification and a business workshop day.

Start your dog grooming career with us.........




Duration: 25 days

Cost: £4500

Deposit: £1000

Days: Wednesday to Saturday

Enrollment: May 2019

The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming – 603/0891/6


This nationally recognised qualification encourage 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 gain knowledge of canine first aid and have an understanding of the health and wellbeing of different breeds of dog.


Learners will have an opportunity to gain competence in the Dog Grooming workplace.


This qualification 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.


Units included within this qualification cover:

Ocn pet first aid course

Free business workshop day

Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work

Canine First Aid

Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog

Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer

Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals

Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

A FREE certificate in Animal Handling and Animal First Aid

A FREE business management certificate giving you guidance in running your own salon and customer relations


Kit included:

  • Ocn pet first aid course

  • Free business workshop day

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