Leicester Dog Grooming Courses

Bernie Clarke is passionate about training and qualifications in addition raising public awareness for appropriately trained staff and tomorrow's groomers. She is committed to professional development and cares about standards and quality of care for both student and animal welfare.

She is qualified to teach and highly qualified in the grooming industry. Unfortunately the grooming industry is not regulated and there are many groomers who claim to teach and are unqualified not only to teach but are unqualified themselves. This leaves the industry in some areas open to sub-standard training, safety and animal welfare.

The aims here at Leicester Dog Grooming Courses is to have input into achieving success for you the student by giving thorough knowledge of dog grooming by promoting a professional and kind approach in a fun but relaxed environment. All training is to City & Guilds and IPG level and standards. Not only do we offer dog grooming courses, we also offer dog grooming in Leicester.

It will also further the advancement for future qualification of the City & Guild Level 3 and IPG or setting up your own grooming business or employment.

There is free backup after the course and should you wish to gain extra experience on particular breeds then come to the Leicester Dog Grooming Courses seminars on the last Saturday of every month (booking required) and it is also encouraged for students to go to others on offer too.

Our team is headed by founder Bernie Clarke and two grooming staff which are currently going through their IPG qualification as well as attending seminars and training days. We pride ourselves on kind, gentle handling of our customers dogs with a no crate system and high standards of excellence in grooming care. Not only do we cover Leicester, but also cover Birmingham, Derby, Northampton and Nottingham

Bernie's membership with the International Pet Groomer (IPG) has progressed her to almost completion of the prestigious qualification, the International Certification of Master Groomers (ICMG) and hopes to bring it to her students in 2016.

(There are currently only 12 ICMG in the UK! (2015)

Bernie's Qualifications:
  • City & Guilds Level 2 (7763~02) Dog Grooming Assistant
  • City & Guilds Level 3 (7763~03) Introductory In Dog Grooming
  • BDGA Professional Stylist Qualifications (Spaniel, Schnauzer & Scottish Terrier
  • BDGA Higher Diploma Written paper
  • TAQA Level 3 Assessor Qualification
  • PTLLS Level 3 Teaching Qualification
  • SDC and IPG International Qualification