Nationally Accredited Level 3 OCN Dog Grooming Diploma £2979 (KIT additional)
0161 670 8935
0161 670 8935
During these unprecedented times of Covid -19 pandemic. Whilst the United Kingdom and the rest of the World are battling with Coronavirus Pandemic, the time we spend at home can be utilised to re-train towards a level 3 professional qualification to, enrich our lives, keep our minds occupied and plan the future for ourselves and our families once we awaken from this global nightmare?
Here at Riverside we can help with those plans if dog grooming is something you are thinking about. Do it now in bitesize chunks at a bitesize cost starting from just £300 and from your own home initially.
Call us or drop us an email and we will tell you how!
A nationally accredited industry recognised qualification
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ALREADY WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY TO QUALIFY FOR OUR ABSOLUTELY CRAZY UNBEATABLE PRICE OF £2979.00 (VAT NOT APPLICABLE). YOU MIGHT BE A TOTAL BLANK CANVAS Thats ok, just be ready to undertake a course run full time, blended or flexible to fit in with your own life and pocket where ever possible.
Those that are working in the industry currently and have no formal qualification can take advantage of our offer to formalise their qualification with the OCN Dog Grooming Diploma for only £399
Maybe you just want to learn to groom with no bells or baubles? Then how about our own in house styling grooming course for £1500.
"WE ARE HAPPY TO PRICE MATCH, IN FACT WE WILL GO ONE BETTER" Call us before you choose any other school.
YOU WONT GET IT FOR LESS ANYWHERE ELSE.
Please do not think because our courses are vastly cheaper than anywhere else it means that we are not good at our job. Make no mistake we are great at our job we are one of the busiest schools in the North West. Firstly we can offer these prices because we are a centre and can create our own prices. Our main aim is to ensure that learners leave us with the skills they set out to achieve. Put quite simply our learners do. We can connect you with previous learners or current learners that have experienced our service and gone on to great things some have even opened up schools abroad themselves, maintaining our support along the way.
PRICE MATCH FOR LIKE FOR LIKE AVAILABLE
Normal cost in excess of £3250k, offer for a limited time only.
Please talk to us before you decide it is too good to be true.
"We will not be beaten on price or quality of delivery".
Expectations for our learners is very high.
Flexible learning hours in line with school policy.
(Kits seperate to course price).
We have an innovative and affordably manageable way of you achieving your nationally accredited professional dog grooming qualification. This can be spread interest free over a length of time to suit all parties.
Please give us a call to take advantage of this super new way to pay for your OCN Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma.
One of our specialist areas is indeed dog groomer training. At our centre or dog grooming school we run a number of individually tailored dog grooming courses throughout the year.
These can vary, from one day courses to full on professional dog grooming courses that include practical dog grooming exams, practical assessments and even help building your theoretical portfolios.
Making your transition from student to professionally qualified and nationally accredited qualified level 3 dog groomer is not as difficult or as expensive as some will lead you to believe.
We do it all at Riverside Dog Grooming School.
Contacting us to speak with us about a structure that suits your needs.
Not to mention the possibility of the location of these dog grooming courses or even to discuss our online and blended dog grooming courses which are very different to what you might expect and with our support really do work.
Chatting to us is the only way to determine which one of them may be for you.
Specialist Dog Grooming, Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Courses
One of our specialist areas is helping those already existing professional dog groomers working in the industry who are ready to formalise their skills with a nationally accredited ofqual regulated qualification. This is what we simply call "Fast Track". If you would like to learn more about this option and you are already practicing as a professional in the industry without an accredited qualification, please call and ask to speak to one of our course advisors, who can talk you through things step by step. It really wont break the bank or pull you away from your business.
No matter where you are in the world we can help you gain this industry recognised qualification, minimum downtime.
Distance or Home Based Learning
We also offer Level 3 distance/home based learning with theoretical dog grooming courses.
This course, when taken with us, can be tagged onto a practical Level 3 accredited Dog Grooming course at a later date and recognised as prior learning, if the student wishes to take the formal route. This entry is recognised at a semi fast track pace, enabling a more affordable and cost effective way to gain your Professional dog grooming qualification.
Other specialist dog grooming courses, including Asian Fusion, Creative, learn to groom your own dog and taster days are available to new comers, to industry professionals and dog owners.
Other courses can include ABC awards in possibly, dog walking courses at Level 2 and 3, or maybe even some City and Guilds courses, we can offer nationally accredited Pet Sitting Level 2 and Level 3 and of course Pet First Aid.
If it isn't mentioned here please do not hesitate to contact our dog grooming school and animal care college and speak to a member of our teaching staff,Just ask the question, whatever is on your mind," do you know of any (whatever you are interested in) classes near me", I feel sure we can answer you.
In the past we have overseen delivery of many well known nationally accredited dog grooming courses such as OCN, City and Guilds and ABC. We can also offer learners any animal care qualification, such as Pet First aid courses along with, Level 2 and Level 3 dog walking and pet sitting or OCN behaviour and training. If you do not see mention of the course you would like to complete, drop us a line and we will always be happy to help.
We teach learners from all over the UK and in fact worldwide, so do not be concerned about distance. Having a bank of highly recommended bed and breakfasts local to us that have been part of our integral assistance for almost 20 years.
C&G is a very broadly known awarding organisation by many learners in all subject areas in the UK. However, different industries have their preferred awarding organisations. For our industry the preferred awarding organisations for dog grooming qualifications and teaching qualification would be OCN and City & Guilds for UK Recognition and of course a prestigious non UK regulated industry qualification is the ICMG. Here at Riverside, we do not offer the ICMG but we have contacts in the industry who are renowned for teaching qualification and can connect you if you have gained a level 3 UK ofqual and QCF industry recognised qualification, we would be happy to direct you to someone who will offer the ICMG tracking to professionally develop and enhance your dog grooming career.
Considering other Animal care qualifications we would recommend an ABC award. Centres can build their own ABC award so with all our ABC animal care qualifications there is a strong element of dog grooming structured within them. Again, we are an ABC centre and can offer you any ABC animal care qualification along with the dog grooming too, however, it is our strong recommendation that if you wish to enter the industry professionally and are investing in a nationally accredited qualification then we feel your best options would be OCN and City & Guilds, the dog grooming and teaching qualifications we offer from these awarding organisations are Ofqual and QCF regulated and carry strength and kudos with the industry. Meaning, whichever level stamp the qualification has been given then are precisely that level from an academic point of view. Just as a GCSE is a GCSE whether the awarding organisation is AQA or Edexcel, then, of course a level 3 is just that if they have been awarded that level, whether the awarding organisation endorsing it are OCN or City and Guilds or any of the others. Regulated qualifications at a particular level are of equal credibility within the standards awarded. Then to further enhance your qualification portfolio in within our industry we recommend the ICMG.
Taking this information into consideration it is a good idea to listen to your advisor and take the route they are suggesting as they will be aware which route is better for the industry you are entering into. But of course the final decision is yours.
Potential learners are strongly advised to give us a call and chat about the options available to them, when considering a career change or development in the dog grooming industry.There is so much information and so many areas that can become confusing a chat with a knowledgable human will give you a chance to gain a more in-depth insight to the options available.
No matter which animal care course you wish to complete, Whether it is one of our dog grooming courses or one of our pet sitting, pet first aid or dog walking courses our staff have been delivering OCN, ABC awards, City and Guilds & other nationally accredited qualifications since June 2000. All teachers are on hand to help you achieve the highest standards as you work towards your qualifications and new career.
Your success is very important to us and all our courses are tailored to your individual needs.
Our centre is a family owned establishment and we can therefore offer massive discounts on all of our top quality courses, we are happy to try to price match any of the courses we offer with any you may have found elsewhere cheaper.
No matter which course whether it is The Award in Education and Training Level 3 or Level 4 or our own dog grooming or a Level 3 dog grooming or animal care course, all your training is held either at our head office training facilities in Manchester or at one of our hand picked training sites based across the UK. On that note you need to keep your eyes peeled and your ears pricked. In 2021 there will be an amazing new centre opening which will offer the full monty. All your diddy doggy day to day care needs and all your vocational training needs for animal care and pet first aid and accredited dog grooming courses. All this and much more!
DOGZ CLUB in Stockport might be just what you are looking for. If you have a larger breed dog that needs day care or play time, Debs will look after you there. Visit their site for more info.
Students travel to our dog grooming school from all over the North West and in fact the entire UK and abroad to attend our courses. However, if Manchester is too far for you call us or email us and simply ask the question " Do you know of any dog grooming, pet sitting, dog walking or pet first aid classes near me".
You never know we may be able to help you!
We have a pet crematorium here, we have had it here for a few years now. Offering individual farewell services for our beloved pets. This service enables our pets to be back home with us before the end of the next day, so 24hrs and they are home. Have a look at the website https://manchesterandcheshirepetcrematorium.co.uk/
Our school has a very good reputation both locally with pet mums and dads but also with nationally accredited awarding organisations, for producing not just the best completed college students the industry has some of whom go on to become award winning dog groomers. Our own area has the best styled perfect pooches around. Our centre and establishment owner has been working within the animal care industry since birth...but in the dog grooming industry for 25 years +.
We have. an on call in house vet who runs a vaccination clinic and we will also be able to offer flea and worm treatments through this portal. How amazing, that we can care for your fur-babies and (and other pet babies without fur too) from their arrival in to your life and family, whether it is birth or adoption all the way through to when they begin their journey to Rainbow Bridge. We are truly excited at the prospect of this new venture. www.thevaccinevet.co.uk
Plans are being drawn up to pop a coffee shop on site so dog walkers, students and pet owners can have a biscuit and cup of tea or something while they wait for their pet to be returned to them or just having their lunch or break.
So ..... It may take a while to get things finished, but we will keep you up to speed with with it all.
About your dog becoming a model?
The model in the photo is Heidi, belonging to the son of the head of the school.
Doesn't she look beautiful with her angel wings?
Why not call us today and tell us a little about your dog grooming or puppy grooming needs?
Speak to a teacher or trainer or our chief model booker one of whom will be delighted to bring your darling dog onto our model books into the appropriate slot, according to your dogs needs.
Puppy grooming is always in demand, and it is best to get them onto the grooming table as soon as they have been fully vaccinated, which again we can arrange for you here too. We strongly advise all pets are vaccinated as they can pick up a virus that can make him or her very poorly by simply being in their own garden. For this reason, we always ask our owners to be responsible and have them covered for any event. Particularly if they go to the park, visit dog or pet boarding kennels or they are frequenting a dog grooming salon, we ourselves like all our models to have had t heir vaccinations and be up to date as one could carry a virus like bordatella bronchiseptia for example and then all our clients are at risk of picking it up and that is one nasty virus!.
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If you're dog has become matted during lockdown, we may have to clip short. We wont judge you, dog grooming isn't easy and thats why we train for the profession, we understand that you wont find it easy to maintain their coat at home, dont worry we wont tell you off 🤣. If your dog is in a matted condition we will clip the matted coat out or off all over, depending on the severity of the issue. Your dogs coat will grow back quickly and we can and will get them back into their regular style. Combing out a matted coat is a very painful and unnecessary process for your dog and can cause pain and discomfort which is in breach of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, therefore this will not be carried out. We will NOT cause your dog any pain or discomfort for the sake of vanity or any other reason. PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT OR ASK FOR THIS ❤️❤️. If we have to go back to basics with your dogs coat and start again, you should be aware of the following:
Your dog will feel different altogether after a clip off . However, they will adjust quickly. They will feed off your reaction, they will know if you are mortified at the look... try to remember it is only temporary and they are extremely sensitive to your feelings so please don't say stuff like , "Dear lord what have you done to him" or "Oh she looks horrendous" you may not be saying it in dog lingo, but I can assure you they will be upset that you are upset and they will sulk and hide away if they think you are unhappy. Remember, "Keep calm, its hair, it will grow back". If you had not combed your hair for months and it was matted and twisted and pinching your soft pink bits, you would feel liberated if someone took you back to basics to start again.A professional will never clip off a coat to 'save time' this should only ever be considered when the health and wellbeing of your pet is in question. This turn of events is not the easy option by far, for many reasons. One of the the reasons being it can damage our very expensive equipment which is why a true professional may charge more for this service. Local community members are looking at your dogs in the park and they are seeing the styles they play out with... we would much rather someone say "Oh my, who does your dogs do, can I take their number" than have them say, "Oh my who did that to your dog they shouldn't be allowed to practice". I guess I am saying, we would really rather not clip off, it isn't beneficial to us as groomers at all, but is for the dogs general health and well being. Therefore, if we do this, it is because we have no option, trust us, we are professionals here and we know our stuff.
NOTICE TO ALL GROOM MODEL PARENTS
As we are now open but working from a social distancing and safe point of view.
A "Keep us safe and you keep you safe too" view.
Model agreements will be left for you to sign in the dog deposit area.
Failing your signing the agreement at the time of drop off, we would like you to be aware that you will be bound by the following points
Please be aware if you are going to be using the school as a your pooches spa:
You must agree to the following:
I am aware that grooms are completed by a student studying Level 3 qualification in grooming. For this reason accept that mistakes and minor accidents can occur and that the groom is supervised by a qualified grooming technician and teacher, from a social distancing point of view during the period after the outbreak of COVID-19.
I understand that if it is in the best interest of the dog for the coat to be shaved off completely due to severe matting I give my full permission for this to take place if deemed necessary to do so.
(we always keep photographic/video evidence)
I have been informed of this cost and will deposit the cost/fee into the bank account at the time of booking.
I realise if payment is not made at least 3 days before my appointment, my appointment will be cancelled and offered to another client.
I also accept that failure to attend or give 2 days notice of cancelation that no refund will be given.
I agree to the salon keeping and using my personal data in any way they deem necessary.
I agree to allow my pet/s to be photographed and used by the salon as they would like to.
I confirm that my pet is in good health and is fully vaccinated and treated for parasites and I will advise the school of any changes in these circumstances.
I agree that the neither the groomer or the school will be held responsible for irritation, abrasion, patchiness or hair loss due to any skin conditions or as a result of the process of grooming, de-matting, thinning, stripping, shaving, mishap or any other exercise carried out during the process of grooming caused by any non-disclosure of my pets medical or otherwise condition or behaviour.
If my pet bites any person or pet, a muzzle may be used, or if the groomer makes a discretionary decision to use a muzzle on the grounds of safety. Occasionally on the grounds of safety or the wellbeing of the dog, it may be necessary to stop the groom, In this event I understand the school will call for me to collect my pet and I will be expected to pay for the appointment. In the event that vet treatment is considered necessary or urgent I give my consent to the school contact my vet and agree that I will collect my pet immediately and take them to my vet in the event I am unable to do so I consent to the school seeking and transporting my pet to a veterinary choice suitable to them.
I confirm all the facts I have supplied are true. I accept and consent entirely to the school making the necessary decisions to groom my dog in any way they feel is in the best interest of her/him. This includes to shave down in the event of severe matting.
Anyone using the school during the pandemic period will be subject to these conditions.
Keep Safe From All The Riverside Team x
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