Dog Grooming

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Dog grooming at London’s environmental college

There will always be a demand for dog groomers. If you want to create bonds with dogs of all different breeds, shapes and sizes, and work in a professional salon or set up your own business, then our dog grooming courses are perfect for you.

You will have the opportunity to meet clients and their dogs to develop your customer service skills. Our tutors will teach you a diverse range of grooming techniques, such as hand stripping wire or silky coats, deshedding, breed-standard grooms, teeth cleaning, as well as how to complete pet health checks.

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Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking (Level 2)


Dog Grooming Diploma (Level 3)


Dog Grooming Assistant Certificate (Level 2)


Dog Grooming Diploma (Level 3) (Adults)

Why come to Capel Manor College​

Over the last 50 years, we have helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.

  • London's only environmental college​
  • Alternative to sixth form
  • Valued by land-based employers
  • Learn in a real-world environment
  • Boost your career​
  • Taught by industry experts​

Alisha landed skills that matter

The main skills I learnt were the general handling of different animals, communication skills when dealing with clients and tutors, and how to maintain the health and wellbeing of all types of animals. Alisha studied dog grooming and started her own grooming business.

Career prospects

Mobile Dog Groomer

Mobile dog grooming is growing in popularity. Choose your own working hours by offering flexible dog grooming in clients’ homes.

Salon Manager

As a grooming salon manager, you will lead and inspire a team, set grooming standards, and ensure customers and their pets receive excellent service.


Use your dog grooming skills and experience to demonstrate and teach practical skills to aspiring dog groomers.

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  • By bus: 157, 358, 410, 249, 432, 322, 417, 3, 363, 202 and 931

    By rail: Served by Crystal Palace Station (from Victoria, London Bridge and Dalston Junction)

  • By car: The Campus is situated just off junction 25 of the M25 and the A10 Southbound

    By rail: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street

    By bus: Buses 217 and 317

  • By bus: Jevington Way, Alnwick Road, and Mottingham Way stops are within five minutes' walk of the Campus

    By rail: Mottingham station is a 23 minute walk from the Campus, with regular services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Dartford

    By car: Mottingham Campus is located on Mottingham Lane, just two minutes’ drive from the A20 Sidcup Road/South Circular Road roundabout

  • By tube: The Campus is very well served by tube stations on various lines including Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines) and Camden Town (Northern line)

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