The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) and Hadlow College will be working in partnership to manage the dog grooming school based at Hadlow in Kent. The Hadlow PIF Dog Grooming School will offer industry-recognised City & Guilds qualifications.
The venture is the first of its kind. ‘This enterprise provides an excellent opportunity for new and existing groomers,’ said Nigel Baker, Chief Executive of the Pet Industry Federation.
‘PIF has created a unique link between further education and industry, which will ensure the highest standards of teaching and facilitate access for newly qualified groomers to industry. Our qualified grooming assistants and professional groomers will be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to enter the workplace and offer the highest quality grooming and care for the British public’s dogs.’
‘The state-of-the-art grooming facilities at Hadlow College are second to none and the Pet Industry Federation has been able to draw on its network of pet specialists to ensure the school is managed and staffed by respected groomers who have a wealth of industry experience. We are delighted that this team will be led by leading groomer and tutor Julie Harris LCGI,’ he continued.
Hadlow Faculty Manager Zoe Smith commented: ‘Hadlow has always had an excellent reputation in relation to dog grooming and we are delighted and proud to be working with the PIF. The new partnership will undoubtedly result in benefits for the entire industry.’
Registrations of interest for the City & Guilds qualifications can be made via the website: www.hadlow.ac.uk.