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   Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School


22 Day Course-The Professional Career Course- 

Course Code: S2F22PROF

This is a 22 day /120-142 hours full time course.

Each student has their own individual work station, with their own selection of tools, brushes, clippers and blade, and you work on your own dog, from start to finish.

From Grooming Novice to Professional Groomer!

Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming offers a unique training opportunity for exceptional individuals interested in a rewarding career in the pet grooming industry. You can be grooming in just over 4 weeks and ready to launch your new career. 

This is the course you will need if your aim is to start your own grooming business, or brush up on skills you already have. You will have 'hands- on' training from day 1 of the course on a wide variety of breeds and cross-breeds, and will be ready to get started with your own business by the end of the course.


This course gives students a chance to cover the basics in all aspects of dog grooming and the chance to handle a variety of breeds, big and small  in a salon environment. You will also get to see and be involved in the day to day running of the salon.

This course covers: scissoring skills

  • correct methods of Bathing ,Brushing and drying
  •  de-matting,  grooming tools required.
  • Correct handling & restraint of dogs
  • Nail care, and ear cleaning.
  • Health & Safety, Health checking, documenting, record keeping
  • Correct methods of clipping, trimming & styling
  • (Handling & lifting of dogs). moving to & from stations.
  • Dog grooming manual with diagrams, and notes
  • Theory for you to complete during your training.
  • Full professional advice given daily...
  • Help with health and safety at work,
  • Basic dog first Aid.
  • Breed recognition.
  • Grooming salon business management
  • Welcome, receive and care for customers.
  • Take client bookings over the telephone.
  • Each student will have their own support worker.

Students completing this course can go on and do their  City and Guilds Level 2 Exam. 
A record of  skills and competencies is recorded throughout the course for the student to keep  as evidence of training and skills acquired. 

This course will not only allow you to achieve you level 2 qualification but will also give you the skill to work as a stylist straight away!!

                                                                                             Course Price £2 850 

                                          Monday to Friday Block only.

On completion of the course you will be awarded a private training certificate from Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School.

Please Note:  Some students benefit from a further 2 weeks practical training, which they can add at the end of this course. So don't panic, we are here to help, every step of the way!!

City and Guilds level 2  Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants - Theory and exams  - £690.00


30 Day (6 Weeks) Advanced Dog Grooming Course.

Course Code: S2F30ADVANCE

                                                         Cost: £3450  Time: 09.30–16.30 

                                                         Day: Monday-Friday

This course is open to those who wish to further their career in canine grooming and is an ideal stepping stone to do your City and Guilds exams.  You will receive practical tuition on one or two dogs during the day and study theory in your own time/class time with the assistance of a comprehensive theory study workbook specifically designed by Chantel to compliment the qualification requirements

You will gain experience, in how to identify the breed and coat type which will benefit from being hand-stripped rather than clipped, and you will have the opportunity to learn and perfect this simple technique.

Please Note: Dogs need to be ready to be hand-stripped, we cant simply strip dogs that are not ready. Some students will benefit from this, some will miss out, when we get the right dogs in as per owners requirements.

Dog grooming is a specialised industry which has different needs when considering such things as insurance, advertising, location, equipment etc. Your theory coursework will help you to make decisions and to save money in start-up costs. Beyond the skills of grooming you will gain experience in client relations and will receive a detailed information file which will assist you to get your business up and running. 
Industry marketing facts, advertising, web sites etc.

  •  Advice on the correct grooming equipment & suppliers,
  •  Dvd’s, literature continued support throughout the course
  •  Access to internet and printer.
  • Subjects you will study:

  • Salon Equipment usage and maintenance
  • Designing a Health Leaflet for your customers
  • Disposal of waste in the salon
  • Record card and checking clients information
  • Moving dogs within the salon
  • Completing Worksheets correctly
  • Health & Well Being of animals in our salon.
  • Plus loads, and loads more.

  • This course is very popular and extremely suitable for beginners or those with little experience who wish to enrol directly onto the City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants Exam. It is ideal for those who wish to Fast Track through the qualifications and start up their own dog grooming business or secure a job as a stylist. 

    Cost for the level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants exam: £690.00

    Cost for the level 3 Intro exam: £1450.00

    To apply is simple just Email, Paul using the contact form on the website and ask for the next available dates or phone us on 01443-524141

    Attendance:  Days can be booked at any interval to suit the student or carried out in a block.  Student training days are Monday – Friday.

    Payment is advance.

    1) PLUS: We will supply you a basic dog grooming tool set.

    2) PLUS: we will give you a student starter scissor set.

    3) PLUS:A Comprehensive Work and study Book and "Notes from the grooming Table".


    8 week (40 days) All-Inclusive Dog Grooming Course.
    Course Code: S2S40INCLUSIVE

               This is our most popular Career course at the moment.     Course cost: £4250.00

    This Professional Dog Grooming Course starts with the basic preparation skills as described on the Assistant Groomers Course and then goes further to cover all the skills and aspects of grooming which you will need to be able to groom all of the popular breeds which regularly visit a grooming salon. We will teach you how to use clippers to style a dog and set pattern lines. You will learn that, by choosing the right blade, you can do far more with clippers than just removing the coat. You will also learn how to handle scissors correctly and how to use scissors and thinning shears to create a style appropriate to the breed. Included in this course is tuition in HAND-STRIPPING, when we have suitable dogs booked in. This is a specialised skill which, unfortunately, is also becoming a rarity in many grooming salons. You will gain experience in how to identify the breed and coat type which will benefit from being hand-stripped rather than clipped, and you will have the opportunity to learn and perfect this simple technique. Beyond the skills of grooming you will gain experience in client relations and will receive a comprehensive work file which will assist you to get your business up and running. Dog grooming is a specialised industry which has different needs when considering such things as insurance, advertising, location, equipment etc. Your theory coursework will help you to make decisions and to save money in start-up costs .We add C&G homework assignments to our daily work, which help the students work towards achieving great exam results.

    This is a intensive course especially on the practical training side, and students learn to work in a very busy salon environment and learn to adapt to various grooming scenarios which can only be experienced in a working salon day.

    1) First-Aid - Find out the types of first-aid situations which may occur and how these should be dealt with.
    2) Breeds, Appearance & Condition and Trimming - Learn how to plan work according to the client's request, the breed of dog and its appearance.
    3) Condition of the Work Area - Revise the importance of maintaining the condition of the work area in the salon
    4) Environmental Damage & Waste - Learn about the possible environmental damage that could occur and how to respond.
    5) General Health, Welfare & Preventative Care - Describe how to promote the health and general welfare of animals and minimise stress.
    6) Records & Importance of Keeping Records - Find out why records are required for management and legislative purposes and the importance of maintaining them
    7) Legislation & Codes of Conduct - Revise current Health and Safety legislation, animal welfare legislation & codes of practice
    8) Nutrition & Exercise - Learn why animals need exercise and how the type and amount varies at different stages in an animal's life.

    This is a 40 day /250-293 hours full time course. A record of  skills and competencies is recorded throughout the course by the student to keep  as evidence of training and skills acquired. No other training is required once the students finish this course.

        1) PLUS: We will supply you a basic dog grooming starter kit and student scissor set.


      3) PLUS:A Comprehensive Work and study Book and Pocket guide "Notes from the grooming Table"

    4) PLUS: help with getting you ready for your exams.

    (Total 45 days training)

    5) Dog First Aid Course included.

    6) City and Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants Exam Theory fees, & registration only.

    Students will then have 3 years to complete their level 2 and pay the balance to the assessor on the exam day, which can be held wherever you choose.

    On completion of the course you will be awarded a private training certificate from Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School & a dog first aid certificate, valid for 3 years.

    Our Private Dog grooming Courses are run for everyone with a love of dogs. No experience needed! Stress free and fun learning environment.

    Thinking of a change in Career? 
    Looking for something different with huge job satisfaction? 
    Hands on training, support, advice given after your course, you can be grooming in just 4-6 weeks training, to launch your new career.
    Then Dog Grooming may just be for you!!
    • All courses are intensive hands on practical grooming from day one and enable students to learn the skills necessary to work as a commercial groomer with a max of 4 students on any practical training day.

    • We have a wide range of training dogs or students can arrange to bring dogs of there own to train on, the student will learn to grasp grooming techniques to produce not only breed standard but personality trims to set your styling apart from the rest.

    • Students work in a modern open plan salon , we have 2 baths, electric tables, cabinet dryer, blasters, finishing dryers, clippers etc....for use by our trainees.

    • Training runs all year round Monday to Friday and some Saturday morning training days are available all courses are flexible in attendance and tailored to suit so you can attend 1/2/3/4 days per week full or part-time.

    • We offer continuous advice and support for all our past students.

    • Students are provided with our unique comprehensive manuals and styling charts designed exclusively for our courses.

    Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour Dog Grooming Courses

    Dog Grooming For A Living

    Want to groom for a living in your own business? Be your own boss? Work with dogs? Do you have the desire and drive, to turn your love of dogs into a chosen career. Our professional  career course is your pathway to start your own grooming business. Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour offers private training in a small well equipped salon and designed to meet the City & Guilds modules of grooming and to provide you with the skills you need to start your own dog grooming business. Your learning experience will be fast paced, varied and interesting. We emphasize precise artistic work, as well as your own creative work. Your time will be spent working with the dogs, supplied  kindly to us by our clients. Our private grooming training courses in dog grooming allow for a few students per course, with one tutor in attendance to ensure intensive and individual tuition. Students work with the most up to date equipment in air conditioned training facilities. Experience in a wide variety of breeds will be attained. Contact us to join one of our private dog grooming courses today...A life changing career could be yours!! 

    If You love dogs and you enjoy caring for them. Why not turn this passion into a career in dog grooming? you can do this alongside, being a dog walker, a pet sitter, the work in this sector is endless. With a City & Guilds dog grooming qualification you could be working as a professional groomer, either for yourself or in a grooming salon, vets, pet shop, kennels and much more. Even better still you could be on your way to opening your very own pet grooming business.

    The City & Guilds  Level 2 qualification, you can obtain from Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School, will give you the sound footing required to set yourself up in a grooming business. Furthermore Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming, will help you with setup advice and guidance on all things related to running a successful grooming business.

    Why wait? Get in touch now and begin your journey toward a new professional career in pet grooming.
    Pre Requirement : Non except a love of dogs. Dog grooming involves long periods or standing and can be heavy work so we recommend all students are physically fit and up to date with tetanus.

    Give us a call today, or email. 01443-524141.


    The Beginners Taster Session - 

    Course Code: S2F1TASTER

    Pre Requirement: Non except a love of dogs. Dog grooming involves long periods or standing and can be heavy work so we recommend all students are physically fit and up to date with a Tetanus jab!

    Firstly we recommend a Taster Session

    This session is aimed at those students who wish to learn more about a career in dog grooming and this day course is  used as an induction to the grooming courses we run to see if grooming is the career for you. You will get some hands on experience throughout the session to see what grooming is all about and get an introduction into grooming basics, what you will learn on the Taster course, is you will observe other groomers at work, be able to ask questions..

    We will also give you all the information you need to get you started , you can ask us all the questions you need!!!!!!!


    Course duration: 1 x 4hr session 9.30am-1.30pm


    Course fee: £115  for this session is used as an induction into grooming and is de-ducted

    off booking a full  grooming course!!!!!.

    For those who have some experience,  this can be, Not so much a course as an opportunity to polish up on skills already learned, or to gain further experience on specific breed trims. Perhaps you work alone and feel that you could improve your technique, or maybe you have been out of grooming for a while and want to take it up again but feel a little rusty. This Taster day is also designed for those students wishing to spend a day in a salon to see if dog grooming is something they would like to do, you are more than welcome to bring your own dog to practice on. We can work with you on a day by day basis to bring you up to date with grooming practices and to build up your speed. You will also have the opportunity to see and use the latest grooming equipment and learn some of the little time saving techniques to enhance your skills.

    COST £115 per day


    6 day Taster course - The Assistant Groomers Course -

    Course Code: S2S6ASSIST

     This course gives you an insight into the world of dog grooming and prepares you for employment in a grooming salon as part of the professional grooming team. Your course will focus on the preparation of dogs for styling and you will gain experience in a wide variety of breeds. You will be taught all the basic grooming skills in preparing dogs for grooming and will learn how to use all of the specialised equipment including the automatic drying cabinet. You will work under constant supervision from our qualified and experienced salon trained staff who will do everything possible to assist you throughout your learning curve so that you feel supported and gain confidence. Our students are normally from colleges where they dont get to practice their grooming skills, but have gained their theory qualifications.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course is practical work and is covered over 6 days. This course is designed to teach you about Health and Safety in the grooming salon, Uses of grooming equipment Lifting and restraining dogs Brushing and de-matting using appropriate tools Cleaning ears Cutting nails and dew claws. Using shampoos and treatments Dealing with Parasites - (may be seasonal) Correct bathing procedures Correct drying procedures (including specialist drying cabinet and forced air blaster) Basic care of equipment, and Basic animal health care. You will also learn to develop your handling skills, we provide all the dogs.

    Course Cost £575 (10.30 am to 3.30pm)

    total hours training 33 -36  hours

    We do issue a Private Training Certificate for this course.


    12 day Course - Intermediate Dog Grooming Course.

    Course Code: S2F10INTER

     65- 70 hours  (Includes all of the above )


    As well as clipping, styling, trimming and scissor work. you will be able to build a portfolio demonstrating your ability  you have developed- Dog Grooming Assistants Course, this can be taken part time, for those working elsewhere as assistant groomers, or those needed a bit more confidence in their grooming, maybe updating a breed etc.....

    Our private dog grooming courses are carefully constructed to meet each component as set out by the  City & Guilds Grooming Standard. Students will be issued with a comprehensive work book in which a detailed record of progress and skills acquired will be recorded throughout the course. This is your evidence of training and modules covered. You may bring in friends, family and your own dogs to work on, to build confidence. Please Note: That after completing this course, further training is probably needed, as it only covers the basics.

    Course cost £1250.00 (10.30 am to 3.30 pm).

     We do issue a Private Training Certificate.


                    17 Day Vocational Dog Grooming Course

    Course Code: S2F15VOCATION

    total hours training 97-100 hours

     Cost £1725 (10.30am- 3.30pm)         

    Ideal for students who have confidence in grooming and want to do more practical grooming training on a variety of dog breeds, and coat types.

    This is a fun learning course for those wanting to learn the basics of dog grooming, with the intention of may-be doing a longer professional dog grooming course, suitable for dog owners, dog walkers, pet sitters, assistant dog groomers, or anyone who loves dogs!  its very suitable for those students who have completed a college type dog grooming course and need more practical working experience in a dog grooming salon environment.

    This is a very popular practical course!!!! Booking is essential, please contact the salon directly.

    • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
    • Safe Bathing and cleaning of dogs
    • Clean and maintain equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
    • Control and restrain Animals
    • Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
    • Basic trimming of a dogs coat
    • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal environment.
    • Correct Handling of dogs with different temperaments.
    • Each student has their own support worker.

    Send us a email enquiry ,all courses require a 20% non refundable deposit. This is required when you decide on your course dates, to keep your space open.

    Courses that are paid in full  2 weeks before the start date   prices are the fixed course cost.


    Our onsite accommodation is charged at £10 per day, students have use of either king size bedroom, with facilities a tidy bathroom, a shared comfortable fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable and clean lounge/T.V  and computer room with a desk to do your assignments, Free Wi-Fi on site. Sky t.v.  Accommodation is paid for in full on 1st day of the Dog Grooming Course.

    Please Note: Students must buy their own food, cleaning stuff, keep the accommodation in a reasonable tidy state, must pay for their own utilities use by means of card payments.



    Currently the grooming industry is not regulated by anyone, which in effect means that anyone with a pair of scissors and some clippers can call themselves a dog groomer. The downside of that is that some people do just that, and set themselves up without having any real skills, or knowledge of the potential risks attached to working with live animals without proper training. There is much lobbying within the industry to make it mandatory to have formal training and City & Guilds qualifications ( i.e. exam passes), and sooner or later this is bound to happen. However, until then you do not need to take formal exams, BUT IT IS VITAL THAT YOU TRAIN PROPERLY AND THOROUGHLY FOR YOUR NEW CAREER.

    Our Professional Career Courses cover all of the skills you would need to both start your own business. Being ready for the exam means that you would have gained the speed you need to achieve in order to even put in for the practical exam, because you must groom a number of  dogs from different categories within strict t

    ime constraints in order to pass the exam. For this reason we advise that you should work as a groomer in your own business for a minimum of 18 months following your training so that your speed steadily increases. It is quite expensive to take the C&G exams, so you must be sure that you are ready first. If you eventually decide to take the exam you would need to enrol for 2 days at a C&G assessment centre where your grooming skills and speeds would be assessed and, if found to be satisfactory, you would gain part of the diploma.  The rest of the exams would follow at a time of your choosing - and at an additional cost.

    As said before, you currently do not need these exams in order to work as a groomer, either in employment or in your own business.


    Are you interested in achieving your City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Dog Grooming? We have teamed up with a outside City and Guilds training provider, and assessor who will guide you through the written assignments required and prepare you for your examination. The assessor will then come to our salon at Scruffy to Fluffy Dog Grooming, based in Bargoed, he/she  will carry out the formal practical assessment,  which can take up to 3 hours; she will assess you on your preparation groom( which is done the day before) as well as carrying out a full groom in a 1 hour exam.

    Our grooming Training fees are a lot cheaper as we don't have the high overheads other schools have, so we can help more students achieve their dreams.

    We also DO NOT include hefty "City an Guilds Registrations and Exam Fees" in our pricing, Fees are paid directly to the Assessor.

    For the use of our salon, equipment and use of dogs, for examinations we will charge a small fee of £150 for each student.

    Jonpaul Smith
    Owner Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour & Dog Grooming School


    We are the only Grooming School to offer dog grooming courses tailored to the individual, at reduced rates,which may include any of the following:

    Please Note: If you do the 6 or 8 week grooming courses, please don't expect to be "Qualified" once you have finished the training. To be qualified you will need to do your City and guilds exams, these are recognised throughout the U.K.

    students can pay their examination fees directly to the assessor.



    1) All our courses run Monday to Friday throughout the year. Just let us know which dates suit you and we inform you of our availability.

    2) You will receive a dog grooming certificate enabling you to set up your own dog grooming business or work for an established salon. 

    3) We will train you to a high standard so you're confidently able to groom any dog you meet.

    4) Our aim is to teach ethical and practical skills to those wanting to set up their own dog grooming business and gain a reputation as a highly skilled, trained and caring dog groomer

    5)  If your dream is to become a dog groomer, that's exactly what we'll help you do!

    I have just completed a 3 week training programme at this salon where I have been taught on a 1:2:1 basis all aspects of dog grooming. Chantel was a gem and made me feel very welcome. She was patient, informative and complementary, always providing feedback on how to improve, where necessary. Her approach is non obtrusive yet she has eyes everywhere observing your work which is comforting to know. Thank you for everything, I have been taught all the skills to now open my own salon and I couldn't have asked for a better tutor. Thanks to all my 4 legged friends too, it was a pleasure x Sarah Williams Pampered Paws.

    Aaron Farmer of Bobbys Kennels trained with us, and thorougly enjoyed his grooming training, as did we, we got to play with Merlin a little Welsh pony too.

    Aarons comments, This was the best choice for me at the time as I was working a full time job, so Chantel managed to fit me in and around her work schedule, to benefit both of us, best disission i made and i now have a fabulous dog boarding kennels offering grooming sessions to my clients.

    My name is Rebecca Saunders-Reed, i came to Scruffy 2 fluffy dog Grooming to do a part time 2 week dog grooming training course, as me and my friend are dog walkers based in Radyr, Cardiff, we wanted to know the basics of grooming our clients pets, ive just finished my 2 weeks and now have booked to do another 2 weeks as it is a fabulous job!!!!! Chantel is kind, patient and manages to see things I dont, she is always onhand to supervise her students whilst running a busy dog grooming salon herself.I would definetly recommend Chantel and Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming to anyone wanting to take the plunge into the world of Dog grooming.

    1 October 03:49
    I have just completed a 2 week intensive dog grooming course with Channel (Scruffy 2 Fluffy). Chantel delivers a very professional course both on practical terms and in theory. I was given a comprehensive file giving me all the information you need to start grooming. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of dog grooming and would thoroughly recommend it. I would advise that you book asap as she is very popular. Louise

    our student recommendations

    I am a driver for our local school, so work early mornings and then do the school run after school hours, during the day i have nothing to do, so decided to train as a part time dog groomer, this fits in with my current job, so i can still do that and earn extra cash during the day, Chantel worked with me and around my commitments, and now i have a fabulous parlour working from home, Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU, as i tried other grooming schools in the area, and they didnt want to help and they wanted to charge twice the price!!!!

    Chantel is a fantastic teacher, always onhand to help and advise, I learnt so much, Highly recommend her to anyone wanting to start and learn about dog grooming. Jayne Morris Tonypandy. Once again Chantel Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in to help me succeeed.Your own clients testemonials speak for themselves.

    My name is Jane Rees, I did a 4 week Dog Grooming Course with Chantel and Paul at Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School, I also completed a dog first aid course. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the training course, Chantel is a very kind, caring, teacher, she helped me overcome my shyness, I have come back to do some volunteering in her salon, and love it.
    J. Rees March 2017, I have now signed up to get my C&G Level 3 Grooming qualification, which will be done with Chantel at Scruffy 2 Fluffy.

    Menna Evans
    reviewed Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour & Dog Grooming5 star training school- Highly recommend!! ·

    I spent 4 weeks training here and loved every moment of it. S2F is a professional, 5* dog grooming salon. I can only hope that my new business is of the same calibre! Chantel is a great instructor who makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk through the door. In my opinion, it's the best place to train if you want to run your own business as you train in a real life salon, dealing with dogs of varying personalities. Chantel also organises other courses at the salon (first aid, bite prevention, microchipping) as well as doing a C&G in dog grooming. It's so hard to find one of the courses in Wales let alone all of them together! Can't wait to come back in the Summer now to complete those too. It has given me so much confidence and is a great start in my new business. Thank you so much Chantel. Miss you! X