THE ACADEMY WILL NOW ONLY BE ENROLLING IN JANUARY EACH YEAR.
Please read the below information carefully before submitting your application.
Please note that The Holistic Dog Groomer and The Holistic Dog Grooming Academy are not responsible for the productivity and/or success of you and your business.
As a student of The Holistic Grooming Academy and Mentee of The Holistic Dog Groomer, it is crucial you are honest at all times to receive the best service.
Failure to disclose any of the below information correctly may result in the termination of your membership.
While we may offer you advice and guidance based on our own experience, we are not accountants or lawyers, and therefore all students must do their own due diligence before making decisions for themselves and their business.
Neither the course nor mentorship is transferable - they cannot be gifted to another person unless at the discretion of Stephanie Zikmann.
For complaints, you may contact Stephanie via firstname.lastname@example.org and express your concern(s), please allow up to 7 working days for a response but rest-assured your enquiry will be answered.
Our Diplomas are accredited through The Complementary Medical Association and Certified via CPDUK.
The content has been designed to enhance the professional groomer's existing knowledge and skills through education in Canine Behaviour, Safe-Handling, Observation, Communication, Self-Care, Customer Relationships, and Basic Business Skills.
All content within the Academy and as part of the mentorship is strictly confidential and copyrighted. You may not share, screen-shot or similar any of the resources and/or information you receive as a student of the Academy or Mentee of The Holistic Dog Groomer.
The Holistic Grooming Academy will be sure to keep updating course content to ensure it complies with up-to-date methods however, it is the responsibility of the student to do their own due diligence when carrying out their professional roles, and to keep updated upon completion of the course, and for the rest of their lives.
WHAT YOU GET
As a graduate of The Holistic Grooming Academy, you will be able to use the "Certified in Holistic Grooming/Holistic Cat Grooming" logo on your social outlets, and business marketing material.
You will receive access to the Student Members Group for the duration of your studies, where you will receive further discounts on all future material/merchandise within the Academy.
The group will continue to host an array of live educational events (online and physical) from industry experts and offer a safe, and supportive community of learners sharing the same ethical values.
You will additionally receive exclusive discounts on our affiliated pet industry businesses.
The cost of this course is £999.
Students have TEN months from the date they receive their course content, to complete, and pass their course. You can extend this timeframe for an additional fee of £50.00 per month.
Additionally, students have one resubmission per unit to pass. Additional submissions will incur a fee of £50 per Unit. Please make sure you let your tutor know if you are struggling.
ALL applicants must pay a deposit upon acceptance of the course to the amount of £100.00 to secure their space on the next enrolment batch.
PRICE CHANGE NOTICE
Please Note: The price of this course will increase slightly each year as per inflation. The price of our membership is subject to change at any time. In order to lock in your price, you must secure your space by paying the deposit within 7 days of your application being accepted.
You will receive an e-mail from email@example.com to confirm whether your application has been successful, and what intake you are on. Slots are secured on a first-come, first-serve basis therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will get your desired intake and price.
Instalments for students enrolling in January 2022 are 3 monthly payments of £350.00, from March 2022 the instalments will increase and be locked to 3 monthly instalments of £399.00 over the course of 6 months though we advise that students try to pay the instalments consecutively.
Please note students will not receive their student packs until the last instalment has been paid, should a student wish to opt-out of the course before paying the full amount, no refund will be given and the student won't obtain their certification.
If you are struggling to pay your monthly instalments please contact Stephanie by e-mail as soon as possible to discuss options at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIVATE STUDENT STUDY GROUP
Graduate students wishing to remain in the Private Student Group can opt-in to the monthly membership of £25.00 per calendar month to continue to receive help, guidance, and access to up-to-date webinars, events, and discounts as the Academy continues to grow.
Graduates are more than welcome to remain and/or join our FREE 'Holistic Grooming for Groomers' group with free access to an array of support, and interviews with leading pet professional experts around the world.
There is a 14-day cooling-off period from the date you secure via deposit for both our courses and mentorship programme.
After the 14-day cooling-off period is passed, you will not be eligible for a refund for either the course and/or mentorship.
Students of the Holistic Grooming Academy can opt into our mentoring programme with The Holistic Dog Groomer at a discounted rate of £700 for a further 6-months (normally £1000) post-certification - this includes one 60-minute session each month, and a welcome pack.
This service is restricted to five people.
The mentorship has been designed to walk you through your holistic grooming business plan and includes a short mini-course, and homework sessions to complete.
Missed mentoring appointments cannot be rescheduled and/or backdated. You. may book another appointment for a discounted hourly fee of £50.00 (normally £75). Please give at least 48-hours notice should you feel you cannot make an appointment.
Please come prepared to your sessions and have any questions you wish to ask readily available for the conversation.
Additionally, if you require further assistance you can contact The Holistic Dog Groomer online via the HGA Private Student Page. While she is available anytime to help, it is also important to be respectful of her time and family commitments as much as possible during non-working hours/days.
Those who choose to invest in mentoring will receive lifetime access to the HGA Private Student Group where webinars, discounts and events will continually be provided for all to learn, and enjoy.
BULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION
Any bullying, discrimination, shaming, name-bashing, or slander of any kind towards others including students of the Holistic Grooming Academy, or towards The Holistic Dog Groomer herself will result in the immediate removal of the academy without a refund.
TERMS OF CERTIFICATION
It is important to the HGA that we spot-check our existing and former students to safeguard the standard of service conducted in the Certified Holistic Groomer's working practice.
Should one of the HGA's Certified Holistic Groomers demonstrate outdated practices that prove to be harmful to an animal or bullying and/or discrimination of others, it is the responsibility and duty of care of the HGA to revoke certification effective immediately. Please note, no refunds will be given for this inconvenience.
Outdated practices include the use of aversive methods and tools and ideologies that are harmful and/or scaremongering in nature.
If you are reported to be in breach of the HGA ethics, you can appeal to our support team via e-mail. Evidence should be provided at this time. Evidence should be time-stamped where appropriate.
If you are reporting an individual for suspected ill-practice, you must do so via our support team with evidence. Evidence should be time-stamped where appropriate.
All students are entitled to a one-strike policy where they must agree to amend their current practice to comply with the HGA ethics. In this instance, they will be placed on a probation period of 6-months. This includes random spot-checks and mystery shopping scenarios which they must pass before their Certification can be re-applied.
We hope that you understand the reason for this policy is to ensure your investment and achievement remains one to be proud of.
Please remember that this is an ever-evolving community and it is our mission to provide the most accurate and up-to-date methods of positive-based grooming. If you are not happy, we want to know!