Principles of Dog Grooming

Level 1 Plumpton College Certificate

Apply for 2024

The course is designed for those who are considering a career in dog grooming and want to gain some basic skills, those who would like to learn to complete basic grooming on their own dogs at home, or students who are looking to progress on to the Level 2 Certificate in Dog Grooming.

Course Outcomes:

  • Recognise health and safety Issues
  • Identify basic canine behaviour
  • Identify different breeds and coat types
  • Name grooming equipment and when to use it
  • Demonstrate the ability to dilute shampoo correctly
  • Demonstrate the use of the equipment by grooming a dog         

Course details

Dates & Location

Evening course 

18th June - 20th August (Tuesday's) - 18:00 - 21:00

One evening every Tuesday for 10 weeks


Evening Courses:

2024/25 exact dates TBC:

1 day a week, for 10 weeks | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

10th September 2024 - 19th November 2024 (Tuesdays)

11th September 2024 - 20th November 2024 (Wednesdays)

Further dates to be announced....

December 2024 - February 2025 (Wednesdays)

January 2025 - March 2025 (Tuesdays)

January 2025 - March 2025 (Wednesdays)

April 2025 - June 2025 (Tuesdays)

April 2025 - June 2025 (Wednesdays)




£395 (£195 course fees, £200 material fees). 

Funding assistance of £195 may be available subject to eligibility:

Free funding* may be available for adult courses if you're aged 19+ either unemployed and in receipt of a means-tested state benefit, looking to get into employment, OR 19+ who can prove they are on a low income earning less than £22,308.

*does not include material costs.


Entry Requirements

Minimum 16 years of age. 

Very well organised. Great balance of theory and practice. 

Course attendee

Fantastic facilities - the whole salon was kept immaculate. 

Course attendee

Future Opportunities

Progress onto our Level 2 and Level 3 Dog Grooming courses.

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