Practical Dog Grooming Course



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.

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. Agree a payment plan with the College
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Terms and Conditions

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


Sept 2019 Classroom Dates

7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd
5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 26th & 27th
2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 23rd & 24th, 30th
January 2020 Classroom Dates


18th & 19th , 25th & 26th.


8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 29th.


1st, 7th & 8th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th.


11th & 12th, 18th & 19th


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

January 2020, September 2019


Refundable Holding Deposit €100, Full Payment €2499