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Dog Grooming Diploma

The Blackford Centre

What’s in the course?

Here’s what you get.

  • Quick Start guide, to get you started on the course.
  • A sturdily bound set of course modules that lie flat for ease of study (In the online edition, we provide the modules as online PDFs).
  • 42,000 words of practical ‘how-to’ text. Detailed information that guides you skillfully towards becoming a professional dog groomer.
  • 27 videos on grooming, on topics such as how to clean a dog’s ears, and what tools to use. Also advice on specific breeds such as Shih-Tzus, Spaniels and Poodles.
  • Dog Grooming Masterclass DVD containing live action instructions and information on the different aspects of grooming.
  • 8 tutor-marked assignments. Your work will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.
  • Support from your tutor whenever you need it.
  • A useful case that keeps all your course material (not in the online-only edition).
  • ‘How to Succeed in your Distance Learning Course’ booklet. Tips and advice on how to successfully complete your course. This booklet is not available elsewhere.
  • Including a smart, hard wearing apron in 100% cotton,
    The Apron

    with useful pockets.

  • ‘How to Write Assignments’ booklet. This provides useful guidance on how to prepare your assignments. Not available elsewhere.
  • study guide and planner that helps you organise your study.
  • 31 Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to help you get organised. They also check that you can tackle each of the topics covered.
  • Your First Client Celebration Kit. What’s the first thing to do when you get your first client? The answer is: ‘Celebrate!’ And we’ll help you do that, because as soon as you get your first paid work after completing the course we’ll send you a celebration kit including fun items such as champagne glasses and other party items (Value £31).


  • Diary of a dog groomer (Value £35).
    Follow the highs and lows of a dog groomer as she battles with unwilling dogs, grumpy clients and equipment that doesn’t work.
  • Starter kit (Value £50).
    – 10-piece Mains operated clipper kit, giving professional grooming results (not in the online edition)
    – 4 clipper guides for different length cuts.
    – Scissors
    – Comb
    – Cleaning brush
    – Clipper oil
    – Instructional DVD
    – Steel nail clippers (not in the online edition)
    – Soft pin slicker, to remove dead hairs from undercoat and top coat (not in the online-only edition).
    – Dog shampoo (not in the online edition).
  • Business Blueprints eBook (Value £17).
    A 47-page book that provides insights into how to set up your own business.
  • Special Report on dog walking, pet sitting and house sitting (Value £28).
    This exclusive report shows you how to set up a service that’s complementary to dog grooming. You’ll be able to download it from our online student portal.

Plus! Access your course online

  • Online edition of the course. Get instant access to all the course content when you register.

And when you complete the course, you'll get the following free items:

  • A Diploma to frame and display on your wall.
  • An ‘Approved Dog Groomer’ logo to use on your site.

  • Business Mentoring. When you complete the course you’ll receive 90 days of free business mentoring. It will help you set up your business. (Value £365).
  • A press release sent to your local newspapers (if you want).
  • An open reference that shows you’ve completed the course, and which may open doors for you.
  • The right to use the post nominal letters Dip. DG (BC) after your name.

From time to time we improve, amend or extend the items shown here.


Speak to
an advisor on
781 1715

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