The seventeenth century rural campuslocated in Ponteland near
Newcastle upon Tyne, has a long established history as the main
provider of land-based education and training in the region,
stretching back more than 50 years.
The latest salon revamp includes
new interiors, a new designated washing area, brand-new non-slip
floors throughout and extended floor space within the
Head of Kirkley Hall Campus, Jen
Bell said: "The dog grooming staff and students take pride in
having many satisfied clients and are thrilled with the salons' new
"It's great to see the salon
thriving and the team utilising the new space. Our veterinary
nursing team have also joined the dog grooming team in the same
building, which is a great addition to the centre.
We hope to welcome lots of new
faces along to try out our professional services soon."
Kirkley Hall Dog Grooming
Parlour is open Monday to Friday during College term time and
offers a range of services including full grooms, bathing,
clipping, styling and trimming.
Students and Apprentices
studying on full-time grooming courses at Northumberland College
get the chance to work on clients dogs at the parlour as part of
their studies, under the supervision of fully qualified
Level 3 Dog Grooming student, 37-year-old Kirsty Love, from
Birtley, currently works as a veterinary practice receptionist, has
a passion for animals and is doing the course to expand her skills
so she can provide a dog grooming service freelance.
Kirsty said: "I absolutely love the course and coming to
College. Every day and every dog is completely different so we get
vast amounts of experience. The course is only one day per week,
which is perfect for me, so I balance work and childcare
Learners complete a range of practical and theory based modules,
with units including, basic trim of a dog, bathing and cleaning,
equipment maintenance, controlling and restraining animals, drying
and preparing coats and breed standards and identification."
According to the PFMA annual
report 2016, 23% of the North East are dog owners and on average
spend £1,150 a year or £95 a month on their pets.
As well as full-time courses and
Apprenticeships, Northumberland College also offer a wide range of
leisure courses including pet first aid, caring for pets and
For information on dog grooming courses call 01670 841 200 or
For dog grooming appointments
please call 01670 841254 or email email@example.com.