Pet Grooming Qualification Pathways

The aim of BIGA is to support the professional pet grooming industry as a whole.

BIGA encourages training and qualification and therefore we want to let you know about the various qualification pathways to becoming a professional pet groomer.

Our advice is that you contact a BIGA training school that offers one of the qualifications listed below and talk to them about what is best for your purposes.

To find and speak to a BIGA-member training school, click here.

If you want to be on BIGA's list of training schools, click here!

IMPORTANT - Qualifications can be achieved by taking a course and earning your qualification through your training centre. OR, if you're experienced and/or already trained, speak to a training provider about how to achieve the qualification without all the costs of training.

For more information about qualification, click on a logo below.


City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

International Professional Groomers (IPG) /  International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG UK)

iPet Network - International Pet Education and Training (iPet)

Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

Open College Network Northern Ireland

The British Isles Grooming Association (BIGA)

A Not-for-Profit Trade Association and Community Support Network

 Registered at St. George‚Äôs House, 14 George Street, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 3GH. Reg. No. 10085801

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