If you have an animal at home that requires constant grooming or you think this would be a great career opportunity then you should consider the Animal Grooming course.

With regular maintenance required for our animals, being a pet groomer allows you the opportunity to not only work with animals, but the chance to possibly own your own business and do something you love.

If you have never had any experience of working with animals but would like to, than this is a great starting point, or if you are working with animals but would like to have more career options, pet grooming can be fun, flexible and easy to manage with our self-paced course.

How to go about the practical for grooming:

It is important to have a range of animals around you if you would like to practice grooming at home. Otherwise undertaking some volunteer work at a local grooming centre can be an excellent experience for learning the practical art of grooming.
Go to a show and look at the animals being groomed before they are shown. Quite often you will find little tips here on how to handle animals that are nervous and also little tricks for keeping a coat looking shiny or smooth.
Grooming doesn’t just include clipping the hair on the animal; it also means cleaning the ears, trimming nails, and sometimes brushing their teeth! These are all things that are essential for keeping the animal healthy and some customers won’t like attending to these areas of grooming for their animal. These are all extras that you may provide for your customers if you are to be a professional groomer. 


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Scope and Nature of Grooming 
  2. Animal Biology 
  3. Caring for the Skin and Coat 
  4. Specialised Grooming Tasks 
  5. Grooming Dogs 
  6. Grooming Exotic Animals 
  7. Safety in the Grooming Workplace 
  8. Preparing for Showing 
  9. The Business of Grooming and planning a new grooming business 
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Discuss the scope and nature of grooming animals, including the animals that are commonly groomed, the situations in which they are groomed, equipment that is used and the tasks carried out by a groomer.
  • Describe external anatomical structures and physiological processes of animals which are relevant to grooming.
  • Describe how to manage the coats of different types of animals.
  • Discuss tasks used in grooming animals that are supplementary to grooming the coat.
  • Describe a range of techniques used to control a variety of different types of animals during grooming.
  • Compare grooming techniques used for different types of dogs.
  • Describe a range of techniques used to groom a variety of different types of animals other than dogs.
  • Determine protocols for safety of both animals and groomers, when grooming different types of animals
  • Explain how to groom dogs, cats, horses and a variety of other animals for a show.
  • Explain how to establish or improve a grooming business to be more successful.