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Hadlow College launch PIF Grooming School

Posted on 22nd June 2015 in Animal Management

Our new dog grooming salon, Hadlow PIF Grooming School is managed jointly by Hadlow College and the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) the leading trade association for the pet industry.

Based at our award-winning Animal Management Unit, the cutting-edge grooming school offers the best in modern facilities, with generous space in which to support our students.

The Salon was officially opened on 12th June 2015 during a ceremony attended by Paul Hannan – Principal Hadlow College, Julie Harris – Dog Grooming Team Leader  , Tom Tugendhat - MP for Tonbridge and Malling and Nigel Baker - Chief Executive of PIF.

The Salon is being managed by Julie Harris, Dog Grooming Team Leader, Belinda Morris  & Glen Succmore, both Senior Stylists and Tutors.

Staff started today and are busy making final preparations ready for the first student intake at the beginning of July and are on hand and ready to take bookings for dogs to be groomed.

To book your dog in please call:  01732 852605 or email:

By choosing to study dog grooming with us, you will enjoy the highest standards in dog grooming training and state of the art facilities including: a bespoke classroom with interactive whiteboard and illuminated grooming table, a large fully equipped grooming room with 10 grooming tables,  outdoor kennels and indoor holding area and a walk-in wet room for bathing large breeds.

Course that we offer are the Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants, Level 3 City & Guilds Certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming and Level 3 Diploma for Professional Stylists.

You can also bring along your own dog and try out your grooming skills under expert guidance on one of our Introduction to Dog Grooming Taster Days held at regular intervals throughout the year.

Our aim is to ensure students have access to the most professional equipment and a steady stream of dogs to groom under the guidance of our expert tutors.

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