We are an independent City and Guilds accredited College with an excellent track record in retaining students and helping them achieve their personal goals and aspirations. We specialist in training and supporting mature students.
Whether you are looking to change careers, retrain or want to gain additional continuing professional development in dog related topics, we can help.
We are not a sprawling centre but a small dedicated College with a big reputation in excellence and animal welfare that specialises in 1-2-1, small group teaching or larger seminars for the general public. We support individuals especially those that haven't studied for years, clubs, dog owners and other professionals including vet nurse training and veterinary surgeon training in canine behaviour.
Students that join us can expect to work hard, but will achieve a greater understanding and develop far more practical skills than if they attended most other Colleges.
So if you are interested in training to become a dog groomer, animal trainer or canine behaviourist then we can help.
Please email your interest for grooming courses to [email protected] or call 01323 890041
or for interest in any other behaviour related, or small business start up information then please email [email protected] or call 01323 890041.
No obligation, we are happy to help. See below an introduction to our accredited and College Certificate courses.
The Canine Studies College (Sicily Animal Support) originally established in 2009, is now a 'Not for Profit' organisation currently registering for Charitable Status with the Charities Commission. Registered at Companies House Number 12396655 for more information on our charity work see this page on our web site Sicily Animal Support or our main web site www.sicilyanimalsupport.info
Groom Your Own Dog Day - CSC Certificate
Ever wished you could groom your own dog? Own a nervous dog that you would like to groom yourself? Then why not join Sara Hart LCGI, Tutor and City and Guilds International Medal for Excellence winner. Sara has a vast amount and range of canine knowledge and excellent practical application skills in dog grooming. Sara is qualified in dog grooming, advanced canine behaviour, advanced canine handling skills, is also a qualified dog training instructor and qualified small animal hydrotherapist, in addition to being a City and Guilds External Dog grooming Examiner covering the UK.
Although a specialist dog groomer and recognised as one the UK's best dog grooming tutors you will find Sara is friendly, supportive and compassionate about the welfare of dogs in her care. A day for you and your dog with Sara is £195 and includes all tuition, full insurance cover, use of facilities, all equipment and suggested products for your dog.
Note: If your dog is exceptionally nervous or aggressive then a suitable dog can be found for your day of instruction, this may incur an additional fee if special arrangements need to be made. Contact [email protected]
City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming 7863-03
Accredited and recognised by Ofqual. This course is supported by the Pet Industry Federation
City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma Combination Course.
Accredited and recognised by Ofqual. This course is supported by the Pet Industry Federation.
This 60 day course combines the opportunity to complete both the City and Guilds Level qualification and the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma.
The teaching of core and mandatory topics at both levels can be combined to save costs. You still receive the same, high level of teaching and support but by combining the courses you save £1650.
Course Fee: £7,800 inclusive.
Payment plans may be available.
Term and Conditions will Apply.
Investing in yourself is a big step. It makes sense to invest well and achieve value for money. Finding a training centre that provides a professional return on your time and money is essential. Vocational training provides learning opportunities for both the skills required and the underpinning knowledge behind the profession. The Canine Studies College provides excellent practical and theory training through their experienced, friendly and professional tutors who are qualified in teaching and assessing in addition to being experts within their chosen fields.
We are happy to discuss your needs and provide relevant, up to date information on how best for you can start to achieve your goals.
Notes on City and Guilds Guided Learning Hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are defined as all times when a member of the Canine Studies College is present to give specific guidance towards the qualification being studied. GLH include lectures, tutorials and supervised study, whether in the classroom, grooming salon, reception or via open learning. GLH may also include time spent by tutors directly assessing a learner’s competence. GLH do not include private study, homework or work-based learning. Neither do they include time spent by tutors in the day-to-day marking of assignments and homework where the learner is not present nor does it include hours where supervision is of a general nature.
SEG Award ABC Level 3 Certificate in Animal Care
Animal Training Award
Accredited and recognised by OFQual
2. Plan the handling and restraint of animals
3. Recognise and interpret the behaviour of animals
4. Select animals for training
5. Design individual training programmes for animals
6. Implement individual training programmes for animals
7. Evaluate and improve training programmes which enable animals to achieve specific objectives
8.Determine and agree policies for the management of animals
Attendance planned as per individual student's needs. 5 Day Course £750 theory and practical. For further information and to discuss options and suitability for your needs email [email protected]
Seminars, Talks and Fund Raising
Fun, professional and informative talks on any canine behaviour or dog grooming related subjects are available throughout the year.
These can be specific to the club or charity's needs or interests.
They are always a success, always receive a positive review, always interesting and informative while being fun and entertaining - you certainly won't be bored!
If you would like to book an event then call to discuss your needs with Dean Hart MSc, MCFBA, AABP. No obligation. Dean will need at least 2 months advance notice for dates.
Next UK Talk(s) :
Introduction to Canine Behaviour & Practical Hanling Skills January 31st & 1st Feb - Sorry this is now fully Booked.
Vet Centres, (Reception Team and Vet Nurse CPD Training) 'Canine Behaviour First Aid' - How best to support your client when they experience a behaviour problem? CPD Certification £50 includes Assessment & CPD Certification Feb / March 2020 date TBC.
email [email protected] for more information