Gillsmans Grooming Co

Hands on only dog grooming course



Hands on only grooming course

Duration: 20 days

Times: Wednesday to Saturday

Cost: £4300

Deposit required: £1000

    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 covered in this course.


    • Free Business Workshop day with Rosie from WUF design  covering everything a new start up business needs from salon set up to marketing your business.

    • A Professional Dog Grooming Pack worth over £700 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.


    Course kit list that you will receive when signing up.

    • Groom Pro Small Nail Clipper
    • Groom Professional 4 In 1 Clipper Spray Aerosol
    • Groom Professional Matt Breaker 9 Blade
    • Professional Pet Products Groomers Ear Powder 28G
    • Ear Forceps Non Locking
    • Groom Professional Double Sided Flexible Slicker Brush Firm
    • Groom Professional Pro X 7F Blade
    • Groom Professional Pro X 5F Blade
    • Groom Professional Pro X 4F Blade
    • Wahl 8 Piece Metal Comb Guide Set
    • Groom Professional Undercoat Rake
    • Trimmex Blood Stopper 30G
    • Groom Pro Fine Stripping Knife
    • Groom Pro Coarse Stripping Knife
    • Heiniger Saphir Style Purple Cordless C/W 10 Blade
    • Groom Professional Spectrum Aluminium Comb 50/50 Purple 25cm
    • Andis Deshedding Tool
    • Wahl Tool Bag
    • Groom Professional Milano Jacket Pink 42″
    • 4 piece grooming scissor set
    • Cordless trimmers
    • Workbooks & course diary




    Nikki is talented and a mine of information!

    “I completed my Level 3 introductory course with Nikki at Gillsmans Dog Grooming.

    It was such a good course, very practical from day one, lots of useful information, loads of different dogs.

    I loved the fact I was washing a dog on my first day. Nikki herself is absolutely lovely, very talented and a mine of information! I asked countless questions and she is always happy to help (and still is now!).

    She is flexible in the way she teaches, if you need lots of showing how to do things or if you are are happy to have a try, she will support you.

    From the training I received I felt confident enough to open my own salon and have been very happily working there since.

    I hope to continue and do my diploma soon.”


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    We are always happy to answer your questions, or get you signed in. Please contact Nikki at the salon.