We know how complicated dog grooming training research is… so our aim is to simplify it…

The Dog House provides every option for a complete learning experience from total beginner to whatever your dog grooming goals are. Complete our 20 Day Dog Grooming Career Course then get set up and start your own dog grooming business!!! You’ll pick up experience, confidence and speed as you go! It is not mandatory to have formal qualifications to work as a dog groomer.

If you would like to take qualifications to prove and promote your skills, we offer both of the UK’s Ofqual recognised Level 3 Diploma qualifications; City & Guilds and Open College Network West Midlands (OCN).

We offer very flexible training options. You can complete intensive training or take the option to train over time; 1 or more days a week to fit around your home & work commitments. Above all we are here to help you! We offer continued professional support prior to, throughout & beyond your training ūüôā¬†

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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate Qualification 7763-02

The City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants is ideal for candidates aiming for entry level employment within the industry. It is also a mandatory requirement for candidates wishing to progress to the C&G Level 3 Diploma qualification. 



City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Qualification 7863-03

The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming is a¬†prestigious qualification and is ideal for candidates wishing to prove and promote their professional dog grooming skills and knowledge in this¬†competitive industry. Applicants must have completed the C&G Level 2 qualification as an entry requirement for this award. The Dog House offers two routes to achievement: An on site intensive programme following our 20 Day Dog Grooming Career Course or a more¬†vocational approach over a longer period of time with ‘end loaded’ assessments and exams. ¬†



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OCN Level 3 Diploma Qualification

The Open College Network West Midlands (OCN) Level 3 Diploma qualification is a relative ‘new comer’ to the industry. It has already gained the respect and recognition of this¬†competitive industry and entities such as The Groomers Spotlight, promoting¬†qualified professional dog groomers. The emphasis is on vocational skills and learning where candidates can study, learn and achieve at their own rate. There is no Level 2 entry pre-requisite. For experienced groomers, we can offer a fast-track route to gaining the qualification without having to undertake our 20 Day Dog grooming Career Course.¬†





Still not sure .. ?

Book A Taster Day 

Spend a day with us and our trainees on the shop floor bathing, drying and grooming a selection of different dogs.  Ask questions, chat informally and know for sure by the end of the day, if dog grooming is your future.

10am – 4pm Weekdays.

Dog Grooming Course - The Dog House Fakenham Norfolk