Dog Grooming Course Fees

Prices of Dog Grooming Courses

By joining us at Absolutely Animals, you are not only guaranteed professional training in dog grooming but also our continued support, with aftercare and support available whenever you need it. Join us and be an Absolutely Animals achiever!

Below, you’ll find the fees and payment options for our dog grooming courses. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 020 88572888 or emailing us at

We understand that all our learners are individuals and therefore require a varied amount of support. We want you to achieve the skill of dog grooming and to be competent, confident and comfortable when delivering it. We have a course for everyone.

Dog grooming skills and qualifications can be achieved through three different pathways, each is dependant on the learner’s individual circumstances, level of experience, self confidence and what they are looking to achieve.

The prices of dog grooming courses depend on the route you wish to take. Find out more below:

1) Grooming for a Living Courses – everything you need to start up your own business and ideal for those with no or little experience. The days included are mostly practical based tuition, you will also have a theory plan to complete at home.

2) Take each qualification individually – ideal for those who are already working in a salon or have some experience working with animals.

3) Dog grooming qualification assessments – experienced groomers only

Additional courses we offer:

The Gold and Platinum courses come with a fantastic starter pack which you will be able to take away with you when you leave, as well as relevant City and Guilds qualification which can also be included (Level 2 Introductory and Level 3 Diploma). This has everything you need to start a dog grooming career.

If you are unsure which course is right for you, get in touch and we’ll happily talk through your individual requirements and find the best option for your goals.

If you are looking to take the qualification only, you must already be practicing as a professional dog groomer and be able to meet the standards required. You will also be required to provide photographic evidence of some recent work and a CV. For the new Diploma you will need to complete an open learning home study plan.

The qualifications include:

  • Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants (7763-02): £900
  • NEW! Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7863-03): £980
  • Previous Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming (7763-03): See below


Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists (7763-03)

Due to end in August 2020, this course requires you to complete the 7763 route by your allocated time (3 years from your registration date) otherwise you will need to register for the new route (7863). No time extensions can now be given.

Supply all your own dogs: £150 per dog

If you are unable to provide your own dogs for the course or if you need support with specific breeds or areas in the training, we can help. The + days equates to the day before, where you will need to come in to prepare your dog. You can use these sessions for support and guidance by the team.

Diploma pack – 4 dogs + 2 days: £1,485

Diploma pack – 3 dogs + 1 day: £1,215

Diploma pack – 2 dogs + 1 day: £780

Diploma pack – 1 dog + 1 day: £480

Handstrip Only £150 if you supply your own dog, (AA to supply the dog, Assessment and certification – £270)

Please note: there is a £50 additional charge for the final certificate for external candidates.

Additional training: £150 per day

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For those taking the Gold or Platinum dog grooming courses, you can pay as you book. We recommend you still look to completing this course within a 12 month period.

The starter kit and the first day will need to be purchased before the course commences.

Starter Pack : £600

Cost per day: £130

The Level 2 will cost an additional £900 (including 2 day assessments). If you require a qualification, you must pay at the start of your course. If you choose to take this route, you will still need a minimum of 20 days practical grooming. The first aid course is still included and can be booked after your first 10 days.


“I have never felt more supported to achieve and thrive. The support and patience given by Heidi and Chris during the course is immense, and that does not stop after you fly the nest! I feel like part of the family at Absolutely Animals and that extends to all of us who have spent time here. Having somewhere like the Facebook page to share your thoughts and worries, vent and ask for help without being judged is amazing and very rare. Flying the nest and setting up on your own is scary, but not when you have the Absolutely Animals family and team behind you. Thank you!” Sophie Foxton

“The Absolutely Animals Facebook group is a brilliant resource for help, ideas and advice. It’s a lifesaver, especially when you are in the beginning of your career and need some reassurance.” Sylvia Marks

“The ongoing support continues long after training has finished. Heidi and Christine are very down to earth and encouraging, they become like extended family and the opportunities are there for however far you want to go.” Sue Wright

“It feels like being part of a very special family with a huge safety blanket. Life changing. Thank you so much.” Sally James