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Not sure if dog grooming is for you? Why not trial our taster lesson. You will get to meet the tutors, other students on training and get a dog grooming lesson with hands on experience grooming a dog to see if this is the career for you! You can ask the experts all the questions and you will receive an info pack to take home with details on courses and equiptment set up  costs etc to help you start your new career and help you make an informed decision if this is the career for you before enrolling on a full course.

The TASTER LESSON IS REFUNDABLE OFF BOOKING a full certificate/diploma course.

The taster session runs from 9.30am-12/30/1pm weekdays and 9am- 12/12.30pm sat/sun dates are tailored to suit to Enrol fill in the enrolment form and we will contact you with payment link on receipt of this we will send you current availability so you choose which date suits you. Courses run all year round. Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place on this course.

Dog Grooming Taster Lesson

SKU: Taster

    Taster lesson Full payment is required at time of booking this is NON REFUNDABLE SHOULD YOU CANCEL THE COURSE as this place is reserved exclusively for you. If 7 days notice is given of cancellation a refund less £50 admin fee will be made.

    Full course:

    50% deposit  is required at time of booking and the balance is due 7 days cleared funds prior to course start.  Course deposits (50% OFF THE COURSE FEE) are non refundable after course enrolment under any circumstances as we reserve each space for individual students with a max of 5 students at any time and we pay the registration/insurance fees etc for each student on registration as well as sending students information and distance learning course information exclusive to our courses. We recommend you take out your own insurance to cover curtailment of the course. Should you cancel your course you will lose your deposit IE 50% OFF THE COURSE FEE. Once a course is started if you cancel the course after day one you will lose the total course fees.

    Students will be allowed ONE change of dates for attendance course at the managements discretion in the event of proof of illness/accident or close family death/jury service were it is unavoidable occurrence that the student cannot attend. All dates must be taken within 1 YEAR or 24 months on the pay as you learn from the dates of enrolment otherwise the fees will be lost.

    All spaces are reserved exclusively for you alongside your working station and training dogs arranged for you, should you fail to turn up for any training session booked you will lose that training day. Should you fail to complete the course all fees will be forfeited for the booking reserved for you.

    Smartpets Iacc cannot be held responsible for the length of time the awarding body take to issue certificates or any injury/loss to students whilst undertaking training and in the event of any unforeseen/exceptional circumstances eg tutor illness/act of god/power failure within the salon/covid/government restrictions etc should training days/venue need to be rescheduled.


    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or have parent or guardian’s signature.

    • Applicants must be drug/alchol free other than prescription prescribed by a medical doctor.

    Applicants should be physically and mentally fit, if you have any medical/mental health/allergy problems these must be advised prior to course booking, Pet grooming is both mentally and physically demanding and this course may not be suitable for persons with certain medical complaints. A doctors letter will be required prior to acceptance for those with medical conditions. We recommend that you check that your tetanus is up to date.



    As part of training, every student will be responsible cleaning of bath tub, floors, cages, tables and equipment which they use throughout there training.

    DRESS CODE:Students must come to classes dressed appropriately and wear any safety gear/overalls etc provided. Students should wear flat shoes, trousers and have no excessive jewellery except wedding rings permissable and one small set of earrings.


    Students are expected to act in a mature and considerate manner in all functions in the school. The following may result in disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal from the training program which will result in loss of all fees paid:

    • Vandalism• Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs

    • Smoking in non-designated area (Smoking is not prohibited in the school)

    • Physical abuse or harassment• Improper handling of animals

    • Stealing (Will be prosecuted)• Abusive Language• Poor Attitude

    IACC will do its best to teach all students of all abilities, however Iacc cannot be held responsible should a student be a slow learner and not complete all of the course objectives and require additional tuition.

    50% Deposit is required at time of booking and the balance of All tuition fees must be cleared funds at least 7 working days prior to course commencement OR BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT IN WRITING.

    Smartpets Iacc reserve the right to refuse admission without reason to any person.

    By signing up to our courses you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

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