New training school opens its doors


A brand new Four Paws Groom School has opened its doors, offering iPET Network further education courses.

Image: The new Four Paws premises.

The school located at 7 The Southend, Ledbury, Herefordshire will offer a range of Level 3 courses in dog grooming, as well as a qualification in Canine Emergency First, and the Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming, for qualified groomers who have been working in the industry for over a year. All of the iPET Network qualifications are Ofqual regulated and are delivered by industry professionals.

Dog grooming is a growth industry and since the Covid-19 pandemic puppy boom the demand for qualified groomers is stronger than ever.

Four Paws Groom School Herefordshire will be run by its Director Belinda Morris, who has worked in the dog grooming industry for over 15 years. She is a member of The Guild of Master Groomers and gained a Level 4 qualification.

Belinda said: “For me there is the most enjoyable profession to be in and I absolutely thrive on learning myself, to be able to pass this knowledge on to others, helping them move into the dog grooming profession and I have met some amazing people and other professionals along the way."

Sarah Mackay and Fern Gresty, of iPET Network, which created the qualifications that will be taught at Four Paws Groom School Herefordshire, added: "Over the past seven years Belinda has bought her knowledge of working in small independent and corporate salons to teach dog grooming in colleges and private training facilities, helping others to achieve their goals, while continuing her own learning and development."

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