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Dog Grooming Courses from The Bone Idol Academy in Brighton & Hove

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The Bone Idol Academy, our brand-new Brighton and Hove-based training school, provides its students with formal courses, including the "iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in dog grooming and salon management".

 

We offer formal iPET (Ofqual regulated) qualifications and vocational courses/training for those looking to develop their career as a dog groomer or workshops for pet owners looking to learn more with “salon experience” days for you to see what our work is like.

 

If you are thinking of becoming a professional dog groomer in the UK, why not learn to groom with us? Browse our list of dog grooming courses and qualifications below, or get in touch with us if you have any further questions.

 

Helen Kirby, our Bone Idol Academy Tutor, will also be glad to have a chat with you if there is anything you’d like to know. You can find her at helen@boneidol.co.uk.

Practical & Vocational Dog Grooming Qualifications, Courses & Workshops

We pride ourselves on offering everyone, from beginners to experienced groomers, the unique learning conditions which suit them most. No matter your current skill level or end goal, our list of dog grooming courses will have something that is just right for you.

 

You can learn to groom your own pampered pooch in our one-day dog grooming class, or you can take up a longer course with higher qualifications and certification, such as our 30-day Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management.

 

We cater both to beginners building up their confidence in the world of animal care and to those searching for the ideal place to gain groomer certification and find a gateway into a competitive and growing industry. We’ll even provide further tuition to those already established in the world of professional dog grooming and are keen to continue developing their skills.

 

Our aim is and will always be to provide training of the highest quality and standard, and your success is what motivates us. Our own team of professional dog stylists and groomers will be there with you every step of the way, because we all know what it was like to start out and follow a dream of working with dogs, and we want to see you make yours come true as well.

 

Level 3 Grade Vocational Qualifications:

 

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management:

This advanced course will result in an industry leading qualification in Dog Grooming and Salon Management and requires 30 days of attendance at the Bone Idol Academy.

The 30 Day course must be completed over 6 month and costs £4500

Alternatively there are two 'fast track' options are available to experienced dog groomer wishing to gain this qualification.

All Diploma courses require eight written assessments and three Practical Assessments.

Full details below.

 

The iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling:

This intermediate course is completed over 15 days attendance at the Academy.

This 15 day Introduction to Styling Dogs course costs £2950

Requires: Five written assessments and two practical assessments

Full details below.

 

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in 'An Introduction to Dog Grooming':

This Award is an introduction level course is taught over 5 days at the Academy.

The five day introduction course costs £1250.

Requires include: two written assessments and one practical assessment.

Full details below.

 

Interest Free Payment Plans for Level 3 Qualifications:

 

At Bone Idol Academy, we are mindful of the cost of your training and try to make our courses accessible to all. We are happy to discuss payment plans with our students on an individual basis although cannot guarantee a bespoke plan can be arranged.

 

 

Level 3 Canine Emergency First Aid Course

(level 3 grade course) - 1 Day - £99

Full details below.

Career Development Courses & Workshops For Dog Parents

Career Development Courses

 

Handstripping (level 3 grade course) - 1 Day - £250

Tuition Days - For working dog groomers and Bone Idol Academy students - £250/day

 

 

Workshops For Dog Parents

Salon Experience - One Day £100

Groom your Own Dog - One Day £199

 

 

 

We also offer Employer Invoicing:

If your employer is paying for all or part of your course, we can invoice them directly. This must be agreed when booking the course.

 

 

To discuss our payment plans and invoicing please email Helen with the course you are interested in and your needs. helen@boneidol.co.uk Please provide you name and phone number in your email and please state the course and dates you are interested in.

 

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Vocational Qualifications and Courses

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management:

 

The 30 Day course must be completed over 6 month and costs £4500

 

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs and circumstances of its Candidates. It is aimed at Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a range of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon, understand business management and gain skills in canine emergency first aid.


Leading industry experts have reviewed this qualification to ensure the outcome is appropriate for the Dog Grooming industry and the continued growth and development of the sector.


The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure that vocational skills lead the qualification with underpinned knowledge developed throughout.


Objectives of the qualification

This qualification is aimed to take Candidates on a journey from complete beginners to competent and confident commercial dog groomers. Depending on the needs of the individual Candidate, the qualification can:

  • prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • prepare Candidates for employment.
  • support a role in the workplace.
  • encourage engagement in learning


This qualification has been designed to enable Candidates to:

  • access a holistic approach to training
  • work practically with dogs
  • gain canine emergency first aid skills
  • understand business management and Health and Safety in a dog grooming environment
  • have effective communication skills for working with dogs and their owners and how to manage complaints
  • gain skills to prepare, style and finish a range of dog breeds meeting the clients requirements and breed standard.

 

It is a requirement that assessment of this qualification is conducted in English.


The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is regulated by Ofqual.

 

Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 

Fast Track For Experienced Dog Groomers:

The Fast track version of the diploma must me completed within 2 years from registration, but many be completed much quicker. Distance learning/study required then a final assessment:

  • Option 1:   £1300 Practical Exam at your own salon provide dogs to groom.
  • Option 2: £1850 Practical Exam at Bone Idol Academy we provide dogs to groom.

 

Eligibility for the Fast Track Programme

'Fast track' entry requires 2+ years experience, evidence of skills and experience may also be required - distance learning (max duration) then:

  • Option 1:   £1300 Practical Exam at your own salon provide dogs to groom.
  • Option 2: £1850 Practical Exam at Bone Idol Academy we provide dogs to groom.

Full details on the Bone Idol Academy fast track course are available here for experienced dog groomers or email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk


The iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in 'Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling'.

 

This 15 day intermediate 'Dog Grooming' course costs £2950

 

The iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling is a vocation and practical skills course designed to be flexible. This is to meet the real life needs and circumstances of its Candidates. It is aimed at Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a selection of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon and understanding health checking, handling and canine behaviour.


Leading industry experts have reviewed this qualification to ensure the outcome is appropriate for the Dog Grooming industry and the continued growth and development of the sector.


The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure that vocational skills lead the qualification with underpinned knowledge developed throughout.

 


Objectives of the qualification
This qualification is aimed to take Candidates on a journey from complete beginners to be able to confidently style a selection of dog breeds.

Depending on the needs of the individual Candidate, the qualification can:

  • prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
  • prepare Candidates for employment
  • support a role in the workplace
  • encourage engagement in learning


This qualification has been designed to enable Candidates to:

  • access a holistic approach to training
  • work practically with dogs
  • understand Health and Safety in a dog grooming environment
  • gain skills to prepare, style and finish a selection of dog breeds meeting the clients requirements


It is a requirement that assessment of this qualification is conducted in English. The iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling is regulated by Ofqual.

 

If you wish to continue with your studies and undertake the 'Diploma', this course cost and time will be deducted from your next training course if completed in an agreed time frame.

In addition to this all Bone Idol students who have completed the 10 days of study or above will receive a 20% discount off our Canine First Aid Course.

Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 


The iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming Course:

 

The five day introduction course costs £1250.

 

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs and circumstances of its Candidates. It is aimed at Candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish several dog breeds an understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon.


Leading industry experts have reviewed this qualification to ensure the outcome is appropriate for the Dog Grooming industry and the continued growth and development of the sector.


The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure that vocational skills lead the qualification with underpinned knowledge developed throughout.


Objectives of the qualification
This qualification is aimed to take Candidates on a journey from complete beginners to be able to confidently style several dog breeds.


Depending on the needs of the individual Candidate, the qualification can:

  • prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
  • prepare Candidates for employment
  • support a role in the workplace
  • encourage engagement in learning


This qualification has been designed to enable Candidates to:

  • access a holistic approach to training
  • work practically with dogs
  • understand Health and Safety in a dog grooming environment
  • gain skills to prepare, style and finish a selection of dog breeds meeting the clients requirements


It is a requirement that assessment of this qualification is conducted in English.


The iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming is regulated by Ofqual.


If you wish to continue with your studies and undertake the Intermediate or the Advanced Course, this course cost and time will be deducted from your next training course if completed in an agreed time frame.

In addition to this all Bone Idol students who have completed 10 days of study or above will receive a 20% discount off our Canine First Aid Course.

Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 


Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid Course £99

This course is open to professionals and pet owners - 1 day

 

Our Canine First Aid Course is perfect for pet owners and professionals alike who want to be prepared should a dog need emergency treatment.

The course involves a combination of theory based and practical exercises (where you will meet some of our brilliant demo dogs)

Our aim is to prepare you for an emergency situation should one ever take place.

 

Our course covers the most commonly faced canine needs such as:

      • How to treat an injury
      • CPR
      • Bandaging
      • Allergic reactions
      • Stings
      • Poisoning
      • Choking
      • Seizures
      • Hypothermia and much more

The course is accredited at level 3 and each student will receive a recognised certificate for their learning. (This class may include students completing level 3 dog grooming qualifications.)


Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 


Handstripping - Dog Grooming course £250

Certificate in Hand Stripping (1 Day Course)

 

Hand stripping involves pulling out the dead outer coat (particularly popular in wired-haired breeds). The skill is performed by hand rather than cutting the hair with clippers or scissors. This allows a new coat to grow in, revealing a soft undercoat and makes a beautiful finish. It does not hurt the dog when performed correctly.

 

Many groomers do not offer this service as it is time-consuming and very labour intensive. This 1 day course will give you hands on skills practice of hand stripping, perfect for an owner wishing to hand strip their own dog correctly or a student looking to gain a strong basis of the skills needed to hand strip dogs as part of a career in dog grooming.

 

This handstripping course is great for anyone looking to gain additional experience or prove their skills in handstripping. You will receive an information book to take away with you.

The course will take you through:

      • Theory of wire coated handstripping
      • Coat growth cycle
      • Technique
      • Effect handstripping grooms
      • Carding
      • Rolling
      • Equipment
      • After stripping care
      • Hands on experience and practice on one of our wire coated doggie models

 

If you would like to receive a formal certificate accredited at Level 3 from iPET Network the additional cost of £35 can be added to the course price.

Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 


Tuition Day -breed specific £250

 

Our dog grooming tuition days are perfect for experienced groomers who want to gain further knowledge of a particular breed or style that they would like to perfect.

We have an extensive database of model dogs who are perfect to hone your skills on such as Poodles, Schnauzers, West Highland Terriers and many more.

These tuition days allow for styling focus and advanced grooming techniques.

 

Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 


Bone Idol Academy: Workshops

Salon experience days - £150 per day

 

This day is ideal for anyone who would like an insight into our courses and learn the basics of dog grooming. Our friendly team will make you welcome and be available to answer your questions during the day. This would assist you in deciding on whether dog grooming is the right career for you before proceeding with the longer courses.

These salon experience days also appeal to graduates who want to spend an extra days training in a working salon environment rather than a class room environment.

This experience day will help build your confidence and enable you to further practice your learned skills following the qualification course in the Bone Idol Academy. It offers you an insight of the fast pace nature of a busy grooming salon.

You will spend the day working alongside an experienced stylist who can show you varying methods and techniques to suit the dogs through the door that day.

An added bonus is that if you pay for one day taster day and you then enrol on a course over 10 days in length, we will deduct the taster day cost from the overall course price. (You must book within one month of your completed taster day.)

Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 


Learn to groom your dog in 1 day - £199

 

This one-day course has been created for those wanting to learn to groom their own dog at home. You will learn the whole process from start to finish. You can bring your dog to us for the day and learn how to create one specific style you like and gain the skills you need to work on your own dog’s coat type. This will save you a lifetime of cost taking your dog to the groomers and give you fond bonding time with your favourite pooch.

 

We will share our top tips and show you how every step of the dog groom is managed with your furry friend always taking centre stage.

 

When you book, we will ask for the breed of your dog and prepare an information pack about your dog’s coat type, the right tools to use and a step by step guide on how to groom your dog. However, you will need to come prepared with a notebook to take notes of any extra tips you learn on the day.

Throughout the day you will learn:

      • Studying your dog’s coat type
      • Discussing correct tools to use on your dog
      • Handling techniques
      • Correct brushing technique
      • Prepping the coat for bathing.
      • Bathing
      • Drying
      • Styling
      • Finishing

 

By the end of the day you will have learnt how to groom your dog from start to finish. You may even be inspired to start a new career in dog grooming.

If you wish to continue with your studies and undertake any of the level 3 introductory (Award), intermediate (Certificate) or the advanced diploma courses, the cost and time of this course will be deducted from your chosen course.

 

Email us for more information or to book in a call with Helen. helen@boneidol.co.uk

 

 


Model Dogs: Discounted Dog Grooming

 

Dog Models – For Student Dog Groomers

 

      • 50% discount on your dog’s groom.
      • Does your dog need a regular groom?
      • Could your dog qualify to be one of our models?


We are growing our portfolio of dog models and need dogs of all breeds and sizes for our students to practice their skills and gain their qualification.


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Bone Idol Academy Tutor

Helen Kirby, Bone Idol Academy, Dog Groomer, Dog Grooming Tutor, Award Winning Brighton Dog Groomer, All Round Lovely Person

Helen Kirby

"I am Passionate about grooming and believe that qualifications are important to verify your skills and build trust with your customers."

 

"I love teaching and I want all of my students to have fun while learning. I’m here to answer any questions you may have along your journey and my motivation is watching the excitement of students achieving their goals!"

 

Helen's passions include live music, travel and of course dogs!

 

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex