Gillsmans Dog Grooming Courses East Sussex and Kent

Gillsmans Grooming Co


Gillsmans Dog Grooming Courses and Schoool



You can find details of our City & Guilds and AIM dog grooming courses below.

We pride ourselves on offering courses for the complete beginner to the more experienced groomer seeking qualification within the industry.

We are always happy to answer your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


We currently have spaces open right now for enrollment,  contact us ASAP to get your dog grooming career started!

Full time and part time students, along with Saturday only courses.

We encourage early enrolment on our courses to book your space in advance as places are limited and get booked up quickly.

Each course has it’s own page and you can learn about each course via the links below.

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Taster day / Groom your own dog day

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.

Hands on Course

Hands On Only Grooming Course

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


Level 3 AIM First Aid Course

This course is for anyone working within the animal industry. Dog walkers, kennel staff, dog boarding and dog groomers.

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C&G Level 2 Grooming Assistant

This twenty two day dog grooming course will give students the chance to cover some of the basics of grooming.

SEG Awards

Skills & Education Awards Level 3 Diploma

This nationally recognised qualification encourage skills necessary when grooming dogs with different types of coat.

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C&G Inclusive Level 2 & 3 Professional Groomers

Aimed at those wishing to pursue a professional career in dog grooming giving you the skills required and  hands-on experience .


The confidence to work alone

“My Level 3 Introductory Course was one of the best things I’ve ever studied.

Such a wonderful and varied combination of practical hands on grooming from day 1, to interesting theory throughout.

As a more mature student, it took me a while to get to grips with certain things but then everything just clicked. Nikki patiently answered my never ending questions and repeatedly demonstrated things which I found difficult.

Going to the salon to meet her customers and groom their gorgeous dogs was an absolute pleasure – and I worked on such a variety of breeds.

Learning so much in such a short space of time has given me the confidence to work alone and I have a small home salon opening in Brighton. 5*”


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City and Guilds Dog Grooming Courses

Nikki is a fantastic teacher

I have just completed my Level 3 introductory course with Nikki and absolutely loved it!

The salon is very well laid out and presented and easy to work in. Nikki is a fantastic teacher, down to earth and easy to get along with and teaches in a way the individual will understand.

One of the best groomers I’ve met and I am so glad to have had her teach me. Thank you for everything Nikki.



By far the best money I’ve spent

“I did my level 3 introductory in dog grooming at Gillsmans dog grooming training salon. I can honestly say it was by far the best money I’ve spent I’m now the proud owner of my very own shop with a very busy salon.

I trimmed a variety of different breeds and was surprised just how much I learnt in 24 days with Nikki.

I found the staff very supportive and friendly i never felt uneasy or felt I wasn’t achieving.

Nikki gave me constant support throughout the course and her teaching was very good and made it in a way easy to follow with a relaxed approach.

I felt at the end of the course I was confident to go alone.

I can honestly recommend this grooming school to people that don’t want to go into a college environment and learn at their pace with constant support and a nice calm atmosphere.

I left the school knowing I can call Nikki at any point if I needed too.

Thank you for giving me this great opportunity I don’t think I’ll ever look back.



Dog Grooming Courses Hastings Sussex



Gillsmans Dog Grooming Salon



We are always happy to answer your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are ready to book please contact the salon.