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Professional Intermediate

Congratulations on completing the Foundation Course / SKC Class C Examination! Ready for the next part of your journey? Sign up for our Intermediate Course and build upon the knowledge you’ve gleaned from our Beginner programme. In this 20-lesson curriculum, learn a great many pet styles and the latest clipping techniques that will help prepare you for the SKC Class B Exam.

By the end of this course you will be ready to:

  • Advanced pet grooming skills

  • Knowledge in how to properly maintain a show poodle and show grooming techniques

  • You will be ready to sit for the SKC Class B Grooming Examination*

This course will prepare you for careers such as:

  • Pet Grooming Assistant

  • Pet Salon Manager

  • Pet Salon Owner

  • Pet Day Care

  • Pet Boarding Kennel

  • Dog Training 

  • Dog Walker 

  • Dog Breeder 

  • Handler 

  • Handler Assistant 


6 hours per lesson

Flexible class scheduling

Single lessons are $180/ lesson


20 lessons


Course outline

Exam Preparatory Class

Show Poodle Maintenance

  • Brushing Techniques

  • Bathing Techniques

  • Drying Techniques

  • Banding

  • Wrapping

  • Removal of stains


Show Poodle Grooming

  • Understanding the Show Puppy Clip/Continental Clip

  • Line Setting and Balance

  • Top Knot Setting Basics


SKC Class B Examination Show Puppy Clip

  • Model Preparation

  • Posture

  • Balance

  • Shape Setting

  • Top Knot Setting


  • Skin Anatomy

  • Recognising skin ailments

  • Clay Modelling, Drawing of Show Clips

  • Study of Poodle History

  • Structure and how to cover faults

Pet Styles


Experience different advanced pet styles


Drop-coated Breeds: Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Shihtzu

Perfecting the long puppy clip

Improving style balance

Improving facial balance


Terrier: West Highland Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer

Pet Style Stripping


Toy Poodle:

Perfecting Long Teddy Bear Clip

Improving style balance

Improving facial balance

Course outline are subjected to change depending on student's speed of learning and progress. 

SKC Examination

  • Students are responsible for registration and fees of the annual SKC Grooming Examination. The school will provide details on registration procedures. 

  • Competition Model rentals are not included in course fees and are subject to availability. Terms and Conditions for the welfare of the model apply.


(not included)

Nail Care

Nail Clipper

Nail File

Quik Stop


Ear Care


Ear Cleaner

Ear Powder




Doggyman Slicker Brush

Madan Pin Brush



Straight Comb Short Teeth

Straight Comb Long Teeth



Scissors Pouch

Tool Box/Bag


2-Speed Anidis Clipper

Small Panasonic Clipper



Andis Blades: #40, #30, #10, #7F, #5F 

Wahl Attachement Combs Set


Training Shears

Straight Shears

Curve Shears

Thinning Shears


Equipment Care

Clipper Oil

Blade Coolant


Text Books and Stationary

Complete Poodle Book

Drawing Tools

Show Grooming Tools

  • Band Cutter

  • Rat-Tail Comb

  • Wrapping Bands

  • Wrapping Paper

  • Wrapping Plastic

  • Show Bands

  • Aerosol Hair Spray

  • Liquid Hair Spray


Tools and Equipment in this list are not included in Tuition Fee.


All professional tools and equipment in this list are available for purchase via the school office.


Students are not obliged to purchase tools and equipment from the school and they may purchase tools and equipment from other vendors. 


To avoid purchasing unsuitable tools and equipment, students are strongly advised to consult their instructors regarding suitability of each item before the purchase from other vendors.