International Training School for Canine Beauticians in association with British Academy Of Grooming.
Charlie Allen’s Canine Comforts, was established May 1971 as a training school for canine beauticians, kennel maids and animal nurses.
Many students come from well established kennels, pet shops and grooming parlours. Beautician training is required by veterinary surgeons for their R.A.N.A Nurses. City and Guilds and advanced grooming levels for many companies staff training programmes, National Vocational Qualifications in most aspects of animal welfare.
Over the years through encouragement and the desire to push students and staff to excellence, many have entered competitions and won top grooming awards.
Students have attended from all over the world. Many having established themselves in their own salons, achieving champion status in the field of grooming and the show world of which we are delighted.
Course description and training
Gill East – Founder.
Gill founded the company and has many years of experience, as one of the development consultants of the City and Guilds 775 certificate. Also consultant for the development of the National Vocational Qualifications.
Having gained a distinction in the City and Guilds grooming theory paper, qualified member of The Guild of Advanced Groomers, Master Groomer of America also a City and Guilds Examiner.
Our grooming centre is an examination centre for the City & Guilds practical examinations, we also offer C&G assessments for candidates.
A starter pack is provided at the commencement of your course, Although many students add to this as they further their skills. Parlour set up equipment is available on completion of your course. Help with design and logos for your personal use on request.
Our centre is in the middle of the beautiful Cotswold town of Cheltenham. Our accommodation is comfortable and convenient to shops and sports centres. Countryside surrounds the town, which has much Georgian history. It is well maintained with flowered walks, restaurants, theatres, cafes and bars. So not only can you enjoy your study time with us, you can enjoy the social life as well.