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Welcome to Four Paws Groom School
Four Paws Groom School (Kent)
Are you looking for a new career in the animal industry?
Is it time for you to follow your dreams?
Grooming Courses To Suit All
Our courses are suitable for all skill levels from beginners who have never brushed a dog, to advanced groomers wanting to learn new techniques or styles.
Unique Training Environment
You are most able to learn when you are comfortable and at ease. Our training classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere in small class sizes.
Our Expert Team
Our team have skills, experience and expertise across the animal care industry. Who better to learn from than those who share in your passion for pets and grooming?
The team here at Four Paws Groom School will support you every step of the way and help you achieve your goals. Your success is our motivation!
A little bit about who we are... We opened our doors to students in 2009 and are proud to have seen so many highly skilled and motivated groomers go on to achieve their dreams. Our team of dedicated professionals have a wealth of knowledge for you to draw on and experience in every sphere of the pet care industry. Pets are more popular than ever and the public want to be assured that their companions are being cared for by trained, qualified professionals and they are going to leave a grooming salon happy, and looking great! Fern Gresty one of the Directors here launched the Groom School after failing to employ a dog groomer who matched her expectations. Working with other professional’s, she went on to design courses that ensured we deliver dog grooming training to the highest standard. Sarah Mackay joined Four Paws in 2015. Her creativity and focus on quality teaching led to her becoming a Business Partner and fellow Director of Four Paws Groom School. Together, Fern and Sarah hope to inspire all their students into following their dreams to work with animals whilst raising industry standards. This lead them on a journey to hope to create the best dog grooming qualifications available on the Ofqual register and iPET Network was born. iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation who focusses on creating Canine and Feline qualifications which are regulated by Ofqual. More details at www.ipetnetwork.co.uk. The close links with Four Paws means learners can be assured that the courses they take are quality checked, created by industry experts and taught in a fun and friendly way. As the number of dogs requiring grooming continues to grow, the UK desperately needs more qualified, skilled pet groomers. Due to popular demand, in 2019 Four Paws Groom School headed south and opened another school in Ashford, Kent. We are thrilled to have Sarah Sturley join us as a Director of the Kent training school. She brings a wealth of experience to the role having spent many years operating her own dog grooming business followed by a teaching role at Canterbury College. This growth continues with the opening of the Ledbury, Herefordshire school in September 2021 with Belinda Morris at the helm. So no matter which part of the country you call home, we now have a school closer to you! Why choose Four Paws Groom School? The courses at Four Paws Groom School are designed to suit everybody. You can learn how to groom your own dog or cat in one day or complete a 30 day iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management. We cater for novices wanting some confidence to those seeking a career at the highest standard in a lucrative industry. We also provide skill refreshers to experienced groomers keen to continue in their professional development. Unlike many centres we can tailor make our courses to suit your needs and accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands is optional on most courses. Although the core syllabus is our starting point, you can tell us what you need and we will ensure you cover it! - Pet trims? Not a problem! - Showing standard? Not a problem! - Extra practice on a particular breed? Not a problem! At Four Paws we work with you to get the most out of your learning and help you to be the best that you can be. The school belongs to the Four Paws family which includes services such as Doggie Daycare, Boarding Kennels and Dog Grooming. Our focus is providing excellent customer service along with the highest animal welfare standards.
Marian Burch, September 2021
Qualified, experienced tutor(s) fully committed to training students to the highest possible standard., with a high regard for animal welfare.
Kieren Smith, September 2021
Outstanding work and always smiling
Indra Sell, September 2021
Best school ever
Listing Updated: 20/09/2021
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