Affording Your Course
We can offer you advice on how you can fund your Course
Professional and Career Development Loans. These are an option through the government and the National Careers Service. You are eligible for loans anywhere between £300 and £10,000. There is generally a reduced interest rate and the government will pay this interest whilst you are studying. The Cooperative Bank will facilitate this. When you apply through the government’s application form, the bank assesses your eligibility and then an agreed loan is taken out between yourself and the bank. Find out more here
Disabled Student Allowances can grant additional income and bursaries to those that are eligible. If you have a DSA, you can let them know that you are taking a course with us. After liaising with us for confirmation, they will assess to see what finances you can be granted to help fund your course. If you require this information, please let us know before, as we may need to provide additional support for you throughout the course for an additional cost. The DSA can help to cover this. Find out more here
City and Guilds will offer a scholarship for a very select group of people who are eligible, to have their one off course fees paid. You have to complete an application form and demonstrate that you wouldn’t be able to complete the course without their assistance. Find out more here
Start up Loans
If you’re looking beyond the funds of your course, you can also consider a government start up loan. You’ll need to meet their criteria but can be eligible for loans between £500 and £25000, which can be paid back at a rate of 6% over 1 to 5 years. Find out more here.
Local Business Enterprise Start up Loans
Have a look if there are any local business enterprises in your area that offer start up loans to new SME (small-medium) businesses. Often these business enterprises will also have mentors who can help advise and support you in your early days.
This will generally be the main bulk of your cost but the biggest investment into your future should be your learning. You have the best staff teaching you skills that go so much further than the qualification to make sure you come out with the greatest chance for success.
It is important to consider continuing your development after your main learning. Continuing Professional Development and building your business skills and knowledge can turn your passion into a viable, profitable business. 1 day workshops to up skill really help progress your business. Budget for several of these per year to keep your knowledge fully up to date. This includes our popular cat grooming workshop, which for £120 per day can teach you a skill that will open up your market very quickly.
Having the right scissors early on in your journey is so important. We highly recommend that you pick up scissors to start your learning and career progression with us. This is an extension of your arm for the majority of the time that you are working. Having something that is yours, that you look after and is suitable for your ability can make a real difference to the finish on your groom. To have a set of straight scissors, thinning scissors and curved scissors, you can buy this from us for £230.
It’s not just the process of the course or even further training that needs to be considered. When you enter the grooming world and try to stand on your own two feet, sometimes in can be difficult to know where to turn next. Making the right choices and making sure your knowledge is always up to date is really important in making your business work. By buying our future support service, you can protect yourself from the pitfalls of an ever-changing market and give yourself the greatest chances of immediate success with the highest standards.