Vanity Fur Dog Grooming has become a National Pet College-approved training centre.
The company is based in Barry, South Wales, and is owned and managed by Brian Howell with Abbie Pope, who will be the lead tutor and assessor.
As an NPC-approved training centre, Vanity Fur Dog Grooming will be able to deliver the City and Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 dog grooming qualifications across Wales.
Owner of Vanity Fur Dog Grooming, Brian Howell, said: “There have been major changes within the dog grooming sector over recent years. A massive increase in dog ownership has brought new demands upon the role of grooming professionals. Changing work routines, increased popularity of some breeds and higher clients’ expectations need to be reciprocated by groomers’ standards. We want to contribute to this effort by developing the future talent that will ensure owners and their pets have the protection of the highest qualified practitioners.”
Howell added: “City and Guilds remains the ‘gold standard’ sector qualification offering unparalleled support for trainees and their training pathway. When offered with The National Pet College framework our trainees are assured that our tutors are not only sector qualified but are also verified to the highest delivery standards.”
Vicky Skinner, Head of Education at The National Pet College, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vanity Fur on to the NPC roster of Approved Training Centres. Abbie has recently completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training so will be able to plan and deliver inclusive, practical teaching sessions and undertake assessments to a high standard. We will be supporting the Vanity Fur team every step of the way and would encourage other groomers interested in becoming trainers to get in touch with us here at NPC.”