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 runs four times 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.


This course costs €2499, and includes a full starter dog grooming kit Download valued at over €350 that is yours to keep** 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.


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

July 31st August: 1st


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


January 2022 Classroom Dates


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

February: 5th & 6th. 12th & 13th, 26th & 27th

March: 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, 26th & 27th

April 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th

May 7th & 8th (assessment weekend)


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

May 2021, September 2021, January 2022


Refundable Holding Deposit €100, Full Payment €2499