Training and Qualifications

Apprenticeship - 1979 to 1982 Qualified Canine Beautician. Since I started my career in Dog grooming I have dedicated my life to dogs, I have learned to understand their behaviour, there need to be apart of our lives, and the overwhelming impact they have on us.

Qualified NVQ Assessor in Animal Care – Awarded January 2003. Since qualifying 10 years ago I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of students, from school leavers, adult students looking for a career change to overseas students. All who have been working towards a qualification in Animal Care, these qualifications range from NVQ level 1,2 and 3.

In September 2003 to May 2004 I covered maternity leave at Warwickshire animal care college (Morton Morel) as well as covering the NVQ qualifications I also cover the BETEC courses for National Award, National Diploma and First Diploma students.

In 2011 and 2012 I went back to college to lecture for a few weeks to welcome and teach the Japanese student at both Morton Morel and Persure Animal Care Colleges an amazing experience and lovely people

Qualified Animal First Aid. This is essential for anyone working in the Animal environment. As like ourselves, illness can come on very quickly and very unexpectedly so it is very important that you recognise the signs and act quickly.

Other Qualifications
Reiki 1st level awarded June 2002
Reiki 2nd level awarded November 2002 (Practitioner)
Reiki 3rd level awarded June 2004 (Masters)

Reiki is an ancient form of healing, working to create a balance in natural life force energy’s with in the body, enabling the body to heal its self. Reiki can be used in as a complementary therapy or it can be used along side conventional medicines. As a Reiki master I find this treatment particularly beneficial to all grooming treatments due to its calming and soothing qualities,

Tellington touch introduction course awarded 2002 with Maria Miller during the course I was shown how T touch works and the different techniques used, I also incorporate some of these techniques when using Reiki on the dogs.

Reflexology 2005 Again some of the techniques can also be used with Reiki.

Work based certificate Awarded 1998 in the one to one coaching of students.
Work based certificate Awarded 1999 in teaching groups of students

NVQ Level 2; Awarded 2001 in retail operations
Certificate Awarded 2001 in improving styles and shapes (Salon 2000)