Grooming Training 

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Becoming a pet groomer or starting your own business

many people are realising that working with animals, and getting a creative outlet in the process, is their true calling. And, when it comes to dog groomers, in particular, their number is growing.

There are over 9 million dogs in the UK. The UK spends £10 billion a year on their dogs. The market is demand-driven and competitive but can be highly rewarding to those who know their market and understand how to stand out from the crowd. If you want to make a good living with a flexible work-life balance and get a rewarding return on your investment you need to learn from those who have ‘walked the walk’.

FURST CLASS LOUNGE has the skill, ability and experience to guide you in a world where professional dog grooming is about so much more than making dogs look and smell nice. You will need to meet the high demands of an industry where owners are now ‘pet parents.’ The wellbeing, safeguarding and pampering of their pets are as important as their own or any other member of their family.

Source: PFMA 2018

Grooming Courses

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City & Guilds Qualifications & Courses

City & Guilds dog grooming courses can help you become a dog groomer or build on an existing career in the industry. C&G’s dog grooming training focuses on the principles and practices of modern dog grooming techniques. This course focuses equally on theory and practical work.

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OCN Qualifications & Courses

This is an Ofsted Nationally Recognised Qualification and is also recognised by the Groomer’s Spotlight. The OCN Diploma course focuses on modern practical, evidence-based training and less on theory work to help you start your own business or work in the grooming industry.

FCL Training 

Our In-House Grooming Course

Tailored to the individual seeking to complete a comprehensive dog grooming course without the need for formal qualifications or assessments. This course focuses on practical training to gain experience and confidence in grooming techniques.

FCL Training

Day Taster Course

Dipping your toes in and discovering more about the grooming industry. This day course can be utilised to gain an insight into grooming your own dog or a specific breed.

🍂  Autumn Offers

Our Best Offers Yet on OCN and City & Guilds Courses

Subject to availability 

An exciting time to become a dog groomer

Professional dog grooming is a rapidly expanding industry that provides steady employment or a rewarding business opportunity.

Working Together for the Future of Quality Grooming

“We’re Proud to Create Our Competition”

Martin Mawson and Lee Hollingworth




I have recently successfully completed my training with FCL for the City & Guilds Level 3 Introductory Dog Grooming Course. The teaching from Lee & Martin was excellent and delivered in a way that builds up your confidence positively. Their knowledge and skills are without doubt first class! If you are thinking about training to be a dog groomer providing high standards of excellence, you need look no further than Furst Class Lounge.


Trish Boyd-Wilson

Professional Dog Groomer & Business Owner, EDGE - Elite Dog Grooming Experience



FURST CLASS LOUNGE certainly live up to their name. 5 stars are just not enough when it comes to reviewing and recommending this company. If you’re looking for a professional dog grooming salon or looking at becoming qualified yourself in the grooming world then this is most definitely the place to attend. Having decided to attend FURST Class Lounge myself to obtain a City & Guilds qualification I cannot thank Lee & Martin (owners) enough for sharing their expertise and knowledge as they were able to provide me with the skills and confidence to then be able to open my own successful business. The facilities on offer at FURST Class Lounge are superb. There is a fully stocked retail shop selling all things doggy from dog treats to bedding and leads, an amazing salon with very experienced groomers all trained to Lee & Martins impeccably high standards and also a gold award-winning grooming school. This is where anyone who wants to learn and become qualified as a dog groomer can feel relaxed but confident that they are being taught by the best in the business. I would like to say a HUGE HUGE thanks again to Lee & Martin who have enabled myself to truly love what I do on a daily basis, I am so lucky to have many fabulous customers and owe my own success to Lee & Martin for being so supportive and truly FURST CLASS xxxxx


Lou Dunn

Professional Groomer & Business Owner, Fido and Pooch

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