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Floristry – Seasonal Designs – Beginners

Course aim

This course will cover all of the basic skills and techniques you will need to produce simple floral designs representing events which occur in Autumn and Winter - such as Diwali, Halloween, Hanukkah or Christmas - using seasonal blooms and foliage.

Course length

16 hours – usually 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in developing basic floristry skills using seasonally appropriate plant material.

Will I gain a qualification on this course?

No - this is a non-accredited course.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

As the course involves taking notes, measurements and making calculations you will need to have basic levels of English and Maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.

Course content

You will learn about:

  • how to use materials, tools and equipment to produce different design arrangements
  • how to identify commonly used flowers and foliage according to the season
  • how to make button holes, bouquets, corsages and table arrangements
  • how to use primary and secondary colours
  • how to use and store plant material, tools and equipment safely
  • awareness of employment opportunities in the floristry industry.

What could this course lead to?

Other short courses at Beginners level, or you could consider doing an NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft using Floristry.

How will I learn?

You will be taught through:

  • tutor demonstration and presentation
  • experimenting with tools and techniques
  • making floral designs and arrangements
  • producing a small portfolio containing images of arrangements that you have made, and techniques learned.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

For the first session you will need to bring a pen, writing pad and folder.

You will need a pair of floristry scissors (cost approx. £7.00 from Amazon) and a floristry knife (cost approx. £7.50 from Amazon) within two weeks of the course starting.

Important - in addition to the course fees, flowers and foliage will cost between £3.00 and £10.00 per session.

Your commitment as a learner

To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly, and on time. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance.

You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study, complete any homework set and bring the correct materials to each session. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

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