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The Bone Idol Academy in Brighton & Hove

Bone Idol Dog Grooming Level 3 Dog Grooming Qualification

Bone Idol Academy is new and exciting for 2020. The Brighton & Hove Based Training school will provide formal Level 3 Qualifications in dog grooming, training, workshops and more.


At Bone Idol, we pride ourselves on offering unique training designed to suit everybody. Our Academy is based in Brighton & Hove in East Sussex. Bone Idol Academy is a Training Provider Centre in it's own right, overseen by Ofqual.

No matter what your current skill level or end goal we are here to help you achieve your dream of becoming a qualified dog groomer. Our aim is to provide training of the highest quality and standard with your success as our motivation. You can learn how to groom your own dog in one day or complete a Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming & Salon Management qualification in 30 days.


Bone Idol Academy offers skills training and dog grooming qualifications regardless of experience to suit your needs and goals.

From novices who want to experience what it’s like to work in a grooming salon, to build skills and for those seeking a career at the highest standard in a competitive and growing industry. We also provide tuition for experienced groomers keen to continue in their professional development.

Bone Idol Academy will support you every step of the way with our team of dedicated professionals. We all started the same journey as you, to follow our dreams of working with dogs and running a successful business.

Start your journey of becoming a confident, capable, qualified dog groomer with Bone Idol Academy.

Why are dog grooming qualifications important?

We believe that education is an important part in everyone’s growth as a dog groomer. We are also believe that you should never stop learning as this allows you to grow and develop your skills. In a highly competitive industry we feel it is important for groomers to achieve qualifications and prove their skills. Its also helps to make sure that pet owners are clear they are using a service that is regulated. Meaning they will know a qualified dog groomer will adhere to industry best practice, promote the health of you dog, be trained in canine first aid and ensure that your dog is in a safe and appropriate environment among many other benefits.


Why become a dog groomer? Change your career and invest in your future!

Not only is being a dog groomer the best job in the world! You get to be around dogs all day, be creative and make dogs stay healthy, be happy and look fabulous!


By gaining an industry leading qualification from Bone Idol Academy you will become part of an business sector that’s constantly evolving and growing. With an estimated 9.9 million dogs in the UK and the increased popularity of dog breeds such as cockapoos, labradoodles, cavapoos (and many other breeds needing regular coat maintenance) there are plenty of customers out there for us all.


We offer courses canine related qualifications to suit everyone. Based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.


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The Bone Idol Dog Grooming Qualifications, training courses, workshops and seminars are taught in our new Academy in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. Designed with the dogs and students in mind to create a happy and positive learning experience.

We think it is important to learn in a relaxed atmosphere with a small number of students per class to ensure you receive as much guidance from your tutor. We always want to hear from you in the class or online and will always be happy to help.

We provide valuable hands on skills practice in our training room which runs in tandem with our main grooming salon. This ensures you will be able to observe qualified groomers at work and see how a successful salon operates.

All of the dogs that you will groom during your course have all gone through checks to ensure they are happy to be groomed by students under our supervision and guidance.


Throughout the dog grooming training course, we aim to give you hands-on experience of one or two dogs each day (with assistance from your tutor when required). This means you get the most from your course as you are learning the correct styling techniques from start to finish of the groom.


Being in based in the wonderful Brighton & Hove, we are surrounded by a wide choice of bakery’s, coffee shops, cafes, shops and local amenities.



Our Bone Idol Academy Tutors have been chosen for their kind and approachable nature, creative skills, knowledge of the dog grooming industry and passion for what they do. Each tutor has been gained an 'Education and Training Qualification' ensuring quality in every session.

Our tutors are committed to your success and will see you right the way through your course, from start to finish.

Individual attention will ensure that you progress at a pace to suit you, and by getting to know you well our tutors can guide you in your learning most effectively. The friendly and approachable nature of all our team members will put you at ease and make your learning fun!

We encourage you to ask lots of questions during your studies at the Bone Idol Academy and learn from our experience. We love to talk and pass on all the knowledge we have gained whilst operating the school and our award winning dog grooming salon. This is why our practical and well planned courses contain everything from you need to be a success from bathing dogs to business advice.

Helen Kirby - Bone Idol Academy Tutor

"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!

Bone Idol Academy - Student Testimonial

Zoe - Qualified 2020

“I decided to change my career after lockdown and I am so glad that I chose Bone Idol Academy to help me do this. Helen is such a fantastic teacher.

Her passion and talent for dog grooming really comes across in her teaching and she pushes you to be the best groomer you can be.

Training with Bone Idol Academy has given me the skills and knowledge I needed to pursue a career in something that I love.”


Zoe on the left (Lola's on the right)

Bone Idol Academy, Dog Grooming Qualification, Level 3 Dog Grooming & Salon Management - Zoe with Lola

Bone Idol Academy has grown and developed out of the Bone Idol Brighton Shop, Dog Grooming Parlour and website. Born in Brighton. Read our Bone Idol Philosophy to find out more.

Bone Idol is a business where the dogs always come first.

We believe every dog can be healthy, happy and fabulous in a way that's right for them.

We will always share our experience and knowledge openly and transparently.

Visit our Brighton shop, our Brighton dog grooming salon, shop online and now the new Bone Idol Academy.