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Now Offering City & Guilds Level 2 & Level 3 Diploma

in dog grooming.

A nationally accredited level 3 qualification.  

City & Guilds is the only recognized qualification in dog grooming  and they are the leading provider of vocational qualifications in the UK.


Top Trimz is the only Premier dog grooming training centre in the Co Durham area.



Top Trimz has two full time tutors who are both award winning groomers themselves. 


Catherine hands Catherine has completed the level 3 professional diploma &  has also exhibited dogs at championship level including winning 1st Place at Crufts.  Catherine also holds the BTEC level 3 award in education & Training.


Marie Burns -        Marie has completed the level 3 professional diploma  and is one of only approx 28 groomers in the UK to have achieved the British dog groomers higher diploma (The highest accolade in dog grooming).

Marie also holds the level 3 award in preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector & is a qualified assessor.

Marie is more famously known for winning Best in show at Crufts in 2016 with her West Highland White Terrier DEVON , and is known worldwide for her grooming skills with her show dogs.




Top Trimz is now a SUMMIT satellite training centre. Summit is the City & Guilds approved centre run by groomers for groomers. Founded by the directors and head tutor of Look North Grooming & Training Centre.

Joanne Angus , Zoe Duffy  &  Alison Thomas. Click on their names to read about them.






Courses run Tuesday - Friday

9am - 3.45pm


Part time : 2 days per week :


  full time (4 days per week : Tue - Fri)


For full details & prices of our courses please fill in the contact form below 





We have a number of course start dates throughout the year. Please contact us for the next availabe course.


Courses fill up fast, it is recommended to book early.



read our past students comments


Top Trimz opened as a Dog grooming training centre in 2012.   To date we have training students from all accross the North East of England.  The Parlour is within reasonable reach for potential students from Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Northumberland, Hartlepool, Durham & Darlington.




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