Practical Dog Grooming Course


Enrollment Information

To enrol

  1. Hold your place with the refundable €100 deposit
  2. Complete the Creedons College QQI Programme Application Form and submit it to
  3. A member of staff will review and will be in touch to let you know if your application has been successful
  4. Complete payment (Finance for Creedons College courses can be applied for online at The Lough Credit Union via this link
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This course leads to a QQI level 6 minor award in Animal Grooming 6N6226

Course Overview

Creedons College have designed the Practical Dog Grooming course with the needs of the learner in mind. We have created a programme that has had extremely high satisfaction rates and a high ratio of graduates going on to become professional dog groomers.

This course is;

  • Delivered on weekends, facilitating those working fulltime, or travelling from a distance
  • Just three months long, meaning you will be ready to groom professionally in next to no time
  • Intense classroom sessions, maximising the learning outcome of each session to ensure that your knowledge and skills develop rapidly
  • Focused on facilitating a warm, friendly, inclusive learning environment where strong life long friendships are made while sharing a love for dog care.

*For course modules and classroom dates, see below.

Start Date

This course is run twice a year. Courses usually fill approximately 2 months prior to start date so if you are interested in enrolling then don’t delay.


The course is delivered in 10 intensive weekends, 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, over a 3 month period.

Additional Information

Click to Download the programme descriptor where you can find out more information on this programme.


*The course fee includes a Full Grooming Kit Download valued at over €350 that is yours to keep
One fee of €2499
10 monthly installments of €275
40 weekly installments of €69
** The Lough Credit Union has approved this course for financial loans.
*** This course has been approved for many grants and state funding.

Terms and Conditions

This course leads to a QQI level 6 minor award in Animal Grooming.

January 2021 Classroom Dates


January: 30th & 31st

February: 6th & 7th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th

March: 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th

April: 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th


March 2021 Classroom Dates (10am-5pm each day)

March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th,

15th, 16th, 17th, 18th,

22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th,

29th, 30th, 31st, April 1st


May 2021 Classroom Dates


May: 8th &9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd

June: 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th

July: 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 31st

August: 1st, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th


September 2021 Classroom Dates


September: 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 25th & 26th

October: 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 23rd & 24th, 30th & 31st

November: 6th & 7th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th


Module Content

Programme Units

Unit 1 Business Studies

Unit 2 Dog Behaviour

Unit 3 Dog Grooming Tools

Unit 4 Dog Grooming Styles

Unit 5 Potential Health Problems

Unit 6 Professional Client Consulting Skills

Additional information

Start Date

March 2021 (full time), May 2021, September 2021, January 2021


Refundable Holding Deposit €100, Full Payment €2499