Grooming School

Our courses are designed to suit everybody. From a 28 day Open College

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming to short 1 and 2 day Pet Grooming, and

Canine First Aid Courses. We cater for novices wanting some confidence to

those seeking a career at the highest standard in a lucrative industry. We also

work closely with existing groomers who are interested in gaining a

nationally recognised qualification.


Level 3 Diploma In Dog Grooming

The course is delivered over 28 days practical training with approximately 5

days of home study.

We are proud to have developed this qualification in conjunction with Open

College Network West Midlands. The qualification is regulated by Ofqual and

is recognised in the UK’s national education system at level 3 which is the

equivalent of A level learning. Over the period of 28 days at Caliway Training

School students will groom a minimum of 10 different breeds in a minimum of

15 different styles but often many more.

There are no pre-requisites to starting the course, meaning you can join at

level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first which can

be a huge cost saving to students.

Students will be trained in practical skills such as bathing, scissoring,

clippering, nail trimming, ear plucking and the qualification course includes



Units included within this qualification are:

• Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer

• Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work

• Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog

• Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals

• Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

• Canine First Aid


Uniquely, students are continually assessed via practical demonstration and

coursework. You don’t have to sit an exam in order to achieve the

qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by students

internationally. Caliway & iPET Network wants to take the pressure out of

adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of students. We are

striving to improve industry standards by ensuring students walk out of our

doors qualified, confident and competent.


The Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming will demonstrate to an employer or the

general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to

successfully groom a variety of dogs. This is a formal, regulated, nationally

recognised qualification that will remain relevant throughout your career and

can only be achieved by reaching the required skill level. It has been

designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers

or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby or career) but do not currently

hold a nationally recognized qualification.


Caliway offer a ''One Day in The Life of A Groomer'' for any potential student

who would like to get a feel for what the job is really like in a busy salon.

Please get in touch with us to arrange this.


We offer several training options outlined below that are tailored to suit each

students individual needs. All trainees will receive 1-1 bespoke training with




Course Tutor: Emma Conway

Contact:  07729609943

Address :  9 Lingford Road, Strabane Co Tyrone, BT828PJ