Singapore Kennel Club

Certification Course

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Overview

What does Certification means?

Certification is the standardize method to obtain professional recognition for those pet groomers whose knowledge, techniques, abilities and skills have been tested and thereby certified as having met the high standards set forth by the Singapore Kennel club. Certification can only help our profession. Individuals wishing to certify must display exceptional knowledge and skills in both written and practical skills testing procedure.

There are 4 levels of certification programme C, B, A and Master. C is the first level, and each year you can upgrade to the next level. Towards each higher level, the degree of difficulty and expectation from the Grooming Judge will increase. During the practical certification, students will be tested on scissoring skills, symmetry, balance, degree of difficulty and breed standard. Students only need to complete 1 type of breed and trim, and they can choose the trims listed below to participate in the certification.

Various grooming school will send their students for certification and to compete with one another where prizes will be awarded to students who do well. Our school has been participating in the SKC certification and competition events since the 1st SKC exam in 2007 and our students have won many awards throughout the years.

Breed and Trim Type

For Certification

C Class

Poodle Lamb Clip, Pomeranian Trim

B Class

Poodle Lamb Clip, Bichon Frise Trim, Miniature Schnauzer Hand Stripping

A Class

Poodle Puppy Clip, Poodle Second Puppy Clip, Poodle Continental Clip, Poodle English Saddle Clip, Miniature Schnauzer Hand Stripping, Bichon Frise Trim

Master Class

Poodle Puppy Clip, Poodle Second Puppy Clip, Poodle Continental Clip, Poodle English Saddle Clip, Miniature Schnauzer Hand Stripping, Bichon Frise Trim

Course Format

Demonstration / Practical / Theory

Pre-Requisites

  • 16 years old and above
  • Can speak English or Mandarin
  • Must be an animal lover
  • For C class, candidates need to complete the Professional Pet Grooming Course or relevant pet grooming experience of at least 6 months
  • For B class, candidates need to hold an SKC C class certificate
  • For A class, candidates need to hold an SKC B class certificate
  • For Master class, candidates need to hold an SKC A class certificate

20 Lessons Programme

10 weeks to complete (2 lessons / week)

40 Lessons Programme

20 weeks to complete (2 lessons / week)

Class Schedule

Monday to Sunday
(No lessons on public holidays)
Day Class: 10:30am to 5:30pm

Enrollment Months

January, May and September

Awards Upon Completion

Singapore Kennel Club Grooming Certificate

Amount

C and B Class
20 lessons: S$2,500
40 lessons: S$4,000

A and Master Class
20 lessons: S$3,200
40 lessons: S$4,600

Payment Mode

Visa / Master / Nets / Cheque

Job Placement

AAA run a chain of pet salons as a subsidiary company of Pet Lovers Centre, the largest pet stores chain in Singapore. There will be jobs ready for you after your graduation and we also have grooming salons that call us looking for graduates from our school.

Poodle Lamb Clip Certification Programme

Theory

  • Identify canine anatomy
    – Basic muscle structure
    – Topographical anatomy
    – Body outline
  • Identify grooming tools / equipment
  • Interpret Poodle breed profile and grooming standards
  • Understand how grooming can affect the breed profile
  • Interpret lamb clip anatomy
  • Certification point system
  • SKC theory notes

Practical

  • Identify lamb clip clipping line
    – Clipping Poodle face
    – Clipping Poodle feet
    – Clipping sanitary area
  • Apply Poodle drying and brushing techniques
    – Layer drying
    – Straightening drying
    – Layer brushing
    – Layer combing
  • Complete a lamb clip using dummy
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim
  • Complete a Poodle lamb clip
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Covering faults
    – Creating angulations
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim

Creative

  • Complete a dog anatomy drawing
    – Poodle anatomy
  • Complete a Poodle lamb clip drawing
    – Side view
    – Back view
    – Top view
  • Complete lamb clip using foam

Bichon Frise Show Clip Certification Programme

Theory

  • Identify canine anatomy
    – Basic muscle structure
    – Topographical anatomy
    – Body outline
  • Identify grooming tools / equipment
  • Interpret Bichon Frise breed profile grooming standards
  • Understand how grooming will affect the breed profile
  • Identify Bichon Frise anatomy
  • Certification point system
  • SKC theory notes

Practical

  • Identify Bichon clipping line
    – Clipping
    – Clipping sanitary area
  • Apply Bichon drying and brushing techniques
    – Layer drying
    – Straightening drying
    – Layer brushing
    – Layer combing
  • Complete a Bichon clip using dummy
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim
  • Complete Bichon show clip
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Covering faults
    – Creating angulation
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim

Creative

  • Complete a dog anatomy drawing
    – Bichon anatomy
  • Complete Bichon Frise drawing
    – Side view
    – Back view
    – Top view
  • Complete a Bichon Frise using foam

Poodle Show Clip Certification Programme

Theory

  • Identify canine anatomy
    – Basic muscle structure
    – Topographical anatomy
    – Body outline
    – Bone structure
  • Identify grooming tools / equipment
  • Interpret Poodle breed profile and grooming standards
  • Understand how grooming can affect the breed profile
  • Identify Puppy / Second / Continental / English Saddle clip anatomy
  • Certification point system
  • SKC theory notes

Practical

  • Identify Poodle clip clipping line
    – Clipping Poodle face and feet
    – Clipping sanitary area
  • Apply Poodle drying and brushing techniques
    – Layer drying
    – Straightening drying
    – Layer brushing
    – Layer combing
  • Prepare Poodle show coat maintenance
    – Line parting
    – Banding
    – Wrapping
  • Prepare Poodle topknot banding
    – Show banding
    – Bubble setting
  • Apply hair spray setting techniques
    – Layer setting
    – Spraying techniques
  • Complete Puppy / Second / Continental / English Saddle clip using dummy
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim
  • Complete Puppy / Second / Continental / English Saddle clip using Poodles
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Covering faults
    – Creating angulation
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim

Creative

  • Complete dog anatomy drawing
    – Poodle anatomy
  • Complete Puppy / Second / Continental / English Saddle clip drawing
    – Side view
    – Back view
    – Top view
  • Complete Puppy / Second / Continental / English Saddle clip using foam

Miniature Schnauzer Certification Programme

Theory

  • Identify canine anatomy
    – Basic muscle structure
    – Topographical anatomy
    – Body outline
    – Bone structure
  • Identify hand stripping grooming tools / equipment
  • Interpret Mini Schnauzer breed profile and grooming standard
  • Discover and understand wire coated breeds hair growth and texture
  • Identify Mini Schnauzer anatomy
  • Understand how staging process is done to enhance Mini Schnauzer breed profile and anatomy
  • Certification point system
  • SKC theory notes

Practical

  • Identify Bichon clipping line
    – Clipping
    – Clipping sanitary area
  • Apply Bichon drying and brushing techniques
    – Layer drying
    – Straightening drying
    – Layer brushing
    – Layer combing
  • Complete a Bichon clip using dummy
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim
  • Complete Bichon show clip
    – Cutting out the outline
    – Covering faults
    – Creating angulation
    – Chipping techniques
    – Finishing trim

Creative

  • Complete a dog anatomy drawing
    – Mini Schnauzer anatomy
  • Complete Mini Schnauzer drawing
    – Side view
    – Back view
    – Top view
  • Complete Mini Schnauzer using foam

Our academy is a fully certified grooming establishment by the Singapore Kennel Club (SKC),

and often participate in the many pet grooming competitions held in Singapore and internationally

We believe in helping groomers reach whole new levels of expertise. Our graduates are proficient and professional, compassionate and genuinely care for the pets they work with.

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