Floristry – Giftwork – Beginners

Course aim

This course will cover all of the basic skills and techniques you will need to produce packaging and wrapping to complement a range of floral designs.

Course length

16 hours – usually 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in developing basic skills in the packaging and presentation of floral arrangements.

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 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 make bows, button holes, hand-tied bouquets and line arrangements
  • how to package and gift wrap finished items
  • how to use primary and secondary colours
  • how to use and store plant material, tools and equipment safely
  • the types of employment available in the floristry industry.

What could this course lead to?

Further courses in floristry techniques at Intermediate or Advanced Level, or to NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft using Floristry.

How will I learn?

You will be taught through:

  • tutor demonstration and instruction
  • exploring equipment, tools and techniques
  • producing designs and arrangements
  • producing a small portfolio containing samples, information on techniques you have learned, and photographs of products that you have made.

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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