What is the course about?
This course is designed for beginners who wish to learn the techniques of basic floristry, and learn the skills required to create a variety of designs, classic and contemporary.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This course is designed for beginners. You should be able to recognise basic flowers by name.
What topics does the course cover?
Care and conditioning methods, basic elements and principles of design, wiring techniques, floral foam work, spiralling, gift wrapping, designs include buttonholes, flower crowns, hand tied bouquets, tied sheaf, vase arrangements and discussions relating to designs, trends, history and guidance to working in the industry.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Your tutor will demonstate techniques and most of the time will be spent making the arragements. Discussions among class peers, and practical elements will be observed by the tutor.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will be advised by your tutor on the range and type of foliage and flowers needed for your arrangements, which you will bring to lessons. In addition, a pair of scissors, floral knife, wires and mechanics will be provided by the centre. Please bring a camera, note book and pen to record your progress
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will be able to create the range of different displays for various occasions, for family and friends, and as a leisure hobby.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Once completed, you can progress onto Floristry Level One Award or attend other short courses.