cat grooming courses

About Our Cat Courses

On this page, you can find out about our own practical cat grooming tuition, which includes our own tips and tricks of the trade.

About Our Cat Courses

Cats need grooming too. We’re positive you already know this and we’re sure you would agree with us about how much it matters.

Our aim is to increase knowledge, skills, and expertise in cat grooming for our students. We do this by providing longer cat grooming courses for professionals, which are becoming increasingly popular in the UK because of the need for skills in this area. These courses are accessed by cat owners, those working in catteries, veterinary nurses, and dog groomers.

If you are a cat owner and just want to learn to groom your own cat, click here!

Our aim is to increase knowledge, skills, and expertise in cat grooming for our students. We accomplish this by offering longer cat grooming courses for professionals, which are becoming increasingly popular in the UK due to the demand for these skills. These courses are accessed by cat owners, those working in catteries, veterinary nurses, and dog groomers.

Professionals seeking to further their knowledge and expertise in cat grooming need to look no further. You can achieve your Absolutely Animals Certificate of Attendance in Feline Grooming with us and/or enrol for an OFQUAL assured iPET (Awarding Organisation) Cat Grooming Award, Certificate, Diploma, and Feline First Aid.

2013 cat course

1 Day Tuition

Cat in bag

Is cat grooming for you? Come for the day and find out!

In the one-day cat grooming course, you will:

  • Find out what cat grooming is all about.
  • Brush up and refresh your skills.
  • Get your Absolutely Animals attendance certificate.

On this day, you will watch and participate in cat grooming. You will be able to take notes and pictures.

The one-day cat grooming course is perfect for the absolute beginner who wants to learn about cat grooming and is also great for those wanting to refresh their skills with trained professional cat groomers.

£180 Inc VAT

3 Days Tuition

cat grooming course

This course is designed for dog groomers or those competent in feline handlings, such as veterinary nurses, feline breeders, and cattery assistants.

During three days of cat grooming, you will see a number of different breeds, coat types, and temperaments.

You will cover how to:

    • Evaluate the temperament, and prepare for bathing, grooming, and finishing each cat.
    • Follow the correct procedures in relation to each cat’s condition, requirements, and temperament.


(We never know what is going to come through the door!)

    • We aim for you to be able to have access to 2 cats per day.

(but there may be more)!

  • Prepare/de-mat and groom the cat prior to bathing. Bathe and clean cats, dry cats, and prepare their coats for styling.
  • Basic Styling of a Cat’s Coat Lion trim/coat removal.
  • Equipment used for grooming and how to clean and maintain it.
  • Handling and control.
  • Receive your Absolutely Animals’ Certificate of Attendance in Feline Grooming.

£540 Inc VAT

8 Days Tuition

cat in bath

This course is designed for those who are not competent in feline handling but wish to offer cat grooming to clients.

During eight days of cat grooming, you will see a number of different breeds, coat types, and temperaments.

You will cover how to:

    • Evaluate the temperament, and prepare for bathing, grooming, and finishing each cat.
    • Follow the correct procedures in relation to each cat’s condition, requirements, and temperament.


(We never know what is going to come through the door)!

    • We aim for you to be able to have access to 2 cats per day.

(but there may be more)!

  • Prepare/de-mat and groom the cat prior to bathing.
  • Bathe and clean cats, dry them, and prepare their coats for styling.
  • Basic Styling of a Cat’s Coat
  • Lion trim/coat removal
  • Equipment used for grooming and how to clean and maintain it
  • Handling and Control
  • Receive your Absolutely Animals’ Certificate of Attendance in Feline Grooming

£1,350 Inc VAT

FAQ

Where are we?

If you are local or in the area, then do stop by! We would be happy to discuss our cat grooming courses and explain the course features.

Our address is: Absolutely Animals Ltd, 43B Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, London, SE12 0AE

Where can I find cat grooming courses near me?

If you are looking for professional cat grooming courses nearby, you may want to travel that extra mile and visit us at Absolutely Animals. We are where the professionals come to train and learn all about cat grooming and get qualified in many aspects of cat grooming. We train cat groomers from all over the UK and internationally. The chances are, the local cat groomers near you were also trained by our highly qualified professional cat groomers at Absolutely Animals Ltd.

Can I come by train?

Yes! Our business location is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the Lee Southeastern Train Station, and tickets are readily available online, but please do contact us prior to travelling if you do not already have a pre-arranged appointment.

You can find more FAQs on Grooming Courses on our Frequently Asked Grooming Course Questions page.

What Learners Have to Say About Us...

Customer Review
Hollie Thynne 2015

“I loved the time spent grooming cats, learning how to safely bath cats and trim them so that they look like a new feline. Also i liked the booklet and how much more the course has taught me and extended my knowledge on cats themselves and their behaviour, welfare and on holding techniques. Nice being able to learn with other people and make new friends in the process. It has helped me gain confidence in grooming cats and i will definitely come back to do more. Thank you.”
Customer Review
Julia Holmes 2013

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt new skills and confidence in handling our feline friends. I was amazed how calm the cats were throughout the process. There was little or no signs of distress and most actually enjoyed their experience. All the cats looked amazing once they had finished their full groom. I was delighted to have passed the qualification after a week’s tuition and have now added this skill and service to my own grooming salon.” 
Customer Review
Sally Pallaris

“I’m Over the Moon!! “I’ve been searching for a professional cat grooming service for a long time, they are far and few between when it comes to grooming Persians. In the past Bubble has come home stressed, needless to say the groomer came out worse. My experience with Absolutely Animals from start to finish has been an absolute pleasure. Not only were they polite and treated my cat with the respect and delicacy she needed, they educated me into why and how I can reduce knotting. When I arrived to collect Bubble I was expecting her to have had to be shaved all over, however she was looking so beautiful and chilled. I was over the moon, but the icing on the cake was Absolutely Animals showed me a video of how she was handled, she was loving it, they’re techniques are second to none, they’ve just gained a long term customer every 8 weeks…..thank you!”
Luisa Stravino 2019

The cat grooming course was amazing and so hands on.  I was able to handle and groom lots of different breeds of cats and work with different temperaments.  I was trained to safely bathe, dry, clip and trim as well as shown how to judge situations, always having the cats best interests in mind.  The trainers wereprofessional, friendly and knowledgeable, showing me the best way to work in a supportive way.  I would highly recommend this course which I completed over eight days. I have finished feeling confident and exciting about cat grooming.
cat grooming student
Andina Treamer 2020

I have almost completed my Cat grooming course with Heidi and Kay. Having briefly attended another grooming course first and was feeling quite despondent by the whole cat grooming experience, I was recommended to book with Absolutely Animals. I spoke to Kay on the phone and explained I felt I was lacking in confidence due to the other course, she made me feel at ease about trying again. I highly recommend Absolutely Animals – Heidi and Kay were my teachers on the cat grooming, it was done in a calm, quiet, informative atmosphere, I have one more day to do to brush up on my clipping and if I / they feel I need another day I can book a flexible day with them. Heidi even let me have a practice clip on Prada her standard poodle!! To get a feel for clippers and to understand the correct pressure. I came home feeling more confident, less stressed and a feeling of yes I can do this as a chosen career. Thank you so much to both of you and Nicole! I will see you very soon.
Cat Grooming course at Absolutely Animals
Carol Wilson 2019

I am a dog groomer and I took the three day course on cat grooming at Absolutely Animals. I absolutely loved it! I had a great time and learnt loads. Staff have excellent knowledge on cat grooming and handling. I would advise anyone to take this course before starting to groom cats. I now feel confident and inspired to go out and groom cats safely.
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Margaret Marsh 2020

I have just completed day six of the Absolutely Animals, fantastic eight day intensive cat grooming course.  I arrived a novice and under the expert guidance and tuition of Heidi and Kay, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in cat behaviour and temperament, cat health and welfare, handing and all aspects of grooming, from bathing and drying to clipping.   The training is very hands on and I had the opportunity to hone my skills on a variety of different cat breeds and coat types. I also learned about the equipment needed to be a successful groomer and how to use and care for it correctly.  I even had the opportunity to undertake some dog grooming which gave invaluable experience in clipping and scissor work.  I feel so much more confident in my ability now.  Thank you so much and really looking forward to completing my course in the not too distant future.

Be an Achiever

Cat grooming practicals are offered on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every month.

Learn from industry-leading groomers, get hands-on experience in a salon.