BIGA Member Training Schools

The following training schools are members of, and endorsed by, the British Isles Grooming Association. The centres listed here provide professional pet grooming training and qualification in accordance - and affiliation - with recognised qualification/accreditation pathways. If you'd like to become a trained and/or qualified professional pet groomer, please contact one of the schools below directly. Please note: if you are already an experienced and/or trained groomer and would like to get qualified, pls speak to a school about fast-track options or taking the exams.


Abbfab Academy of Dog Grooming Training

Qualification Pathway: City & Guilds

The Engine House, Florence Rd, Callington UK PL17 8EA

T. 07779 330289


Absolutely Animals London School of Pet Grooming

Qualification Pathway: City & Guilds

Absolutely Animals, 43b Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, London SE12 0AE

T. 020 8857 2888




Dandini's Dog Grooming Courses

Qualification Pathway: City & Guilds

Dandini's Dog Grooming, 303 Copnor Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 0AU

T. 02392 661 254



Dorset Academy of Dog Grooming (Handsome Hounds)

Qualification Pathway: City & Guilds

Handsome Hounds, Penn Court, West Moore, Ferndown, Dorset

T. 01202 855755




Just 4 Paws Professional Grooming Salon & Training Centre

Qualification Pathway: City & Guilds

Just 4 Paws

T. 07979 815140



Four Paws Groom School

Qualification Pathway: Open College Network West Midlands

Four Paws Groom School, Suite 1, The Rushes, Norley Road, Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2TB

T. 01606 889022

M. 07891 938742



SmartPets Grooming School

Qualification Pathway: Open College Network (OCN) Northern Ireland

SmartPets Grooming School, Unit 41 Dunlop Ind Units, 8 Balloo Drive, Bangor, Northern Ireland, BT19 7QY

T. 02891 450 585



Sue Oliver Dog Grooming Studio

Qualification Pathway: ICMG UK (IPG)

Sue Oliver Dog Grooming Studio, 17 Belper Road, Stanley Common, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 6FP

T. 01159 324 352

M. +44 (0)7967 966141




Welsh Grooming Academy

Qualification Pathway: City & Guilds

Milland Road, Neath, Wales SA11 1NJ

T. 01639 633503


The British Isles Grooming Association (BIGA)

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