iPET Network, the British Isles Grooming Association and The Groomers Spotlight are combining forces to enhance learning opportunities and training in the industry.
The three leading industry organisations are teaming up to promote their new and exclusive courses as a part of iPET Networks’ current Professional Development Recognition Scheme, which is designed to offer continued high-quality training to people working in the animal care and veterinary science sector with an initial focus on the pet grooming industry.
The move aims to give existing groomers opportunities to access continuous professional development to enhance existing skills and learn new ones.
BIGA’s Heidi Anderton said: “BIGA will be assisting in creating these programmes and offering them to all members. The important thing is that the courses are delivered in bitesize chunks, which can be done alongside existing work.
“I love how innovative, forward-thinking, progressive and inclusive iPET Network is, and from BIGA’s point of view it is so important that people who aren’t qualified have this kind of access to courses.”
Sarah Mackay and Fern Gresty, of the iPET Network, added: “We are so thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking partnership, which shows our core commitment to developing skills within our brilliant grooming industry.
“By offering this scheme, the deep knowledge that groomers have developed over the years can be recognised across different areas, and this helps with public confidence in the work that we all do.”