50% discount for dogs booked in with trainee groomers
From our premier dog grooming training centre in Consett, Top Trimz Dog Grooming offers a range of professional training courses for the next generation of dog groomers. Our Crufts award-winning team offer you prestigious City & Guilds qualifications, ensuring that you are more than prepared to provide an excellent service to customers.
We offer level 2 & level 3 City & Guild diplomas in dog grooming, which is the only nationally recognised qualification in the UK. These courses are taught at our premier dog grooming training centre, the only one of its kind in County Durham.
Catherine has completed the level 3 professional diploma and has also exhibited dogs at championship level including winning 1st Place at Crufts. Catherine also holds the BTEC level 3 award in education & Training.
Marie has completed the level 3 professional diploma and is one of the only 28 groomers in the UK to have achieved the British dog groomers higher diploma. As well as that, Marie holds the level 3 award in preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector & is a qualified assessor.
She is more famously known for winning Best in the Show at Crufts in 2016, with her West Highland White Terrier Devon.
Our courses are available right throughout the year at our salon in Consett, we recommend potential trainees to book early to avoid disappointment.
Courses are 2 days per week -Tuesday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. - 3.45 p.m.
Contact us to hear more on the prestigious City and Guilds courses provided by our Crufts award-winning team at ou salon in Consett.
Proudly Serving Customers in County Durham, Sunderland, Newcastle and Areas within a 50 Mile Radius.
"I was one of Marie's first students in 2012, after leaving my job as a supervisor for 14 years I took a 28-day course with Top Trimz and the training I received was exceptional, an opinion shared by the other students training with me. We all went on to run our own successful business', and all keep in touch to this day and still have support from Marie if needed. I have a lovely customer base and make over 3 times the salary than I did as a supervisor. I've never looked back, and within the next year or two, I plan to open a main street shop and employ staff to help with my ever-increasing business."
"I trained to become a Dog Groomer at Top Trimz on a 28-day course ending in 2014, this was one of the best decisions I have made career-wise. I have a job that I love and that I can fit around my family life, and that has given me the opportunity to work for myself and be my own boss. I can't speak highly enough of the training I received at Top Trimz, if you are considering a profession in dog grooming look no further, you won't regret it."
"I had no previous experience and little confidence, but the support and knowledge I got from Marie and Catherine was amazing. I never felt alone they were always on hand to guide me, demonstrate for me and answer any questions I had, I now run my very own shop called Pampered Paws and couldn't be happier.”
“After much research, Marie's Toptrimz Grooming training course which was City and Guilds endorsed just ticked all the boxes I needed and knowing Marie was the best qualified in the north it just came out on top. I knew her standards would be high, so I enrolled on the course to start January 2014 for 28 days full time to be completed by March of the same year. The course was hands-on, intense and high energy with both study group work and grooming dogs, all done within the salon. I now run my own success full Grooming Salon Nose to Tail and I have a more realistic work-life balance for myself and my family, my business is going from strength to strength each year and I've achieved the goals set out way back in 2014. “
“There is a lot more to it than meets the eye and the course is quite intense, however, I thoroughly enjoyed it and Marie works very hard to ensure you have all the right skills to build your ability and confidence. I opened my salon 18 months ago and it is a thriving business and building all the time. I tell everyone that I trained with the best.”