Flower Arranging Courses

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Flower Arranging Courses

Flowers Are For Everyone

We have created a range of flower arranging course for everyone in any sector seeking a creative activity to improve their minds and wellbeing.

The half day and one day courses are recreational activities. The 3 day course is more in-depth whilst the 5 day course is aimed at those who are seriously seeking a career in floristry.

We are also delighted to launch bespoke courses designed to improve mental health and specific courses dedicated to men only.

Our style of teaching is informative, friendly and fun. We believe in sharing our passion for flowers with everyone. There will be hands-on practice to help the attendees discover their own style and make each floral design look effortless.

Who is it suitable for?

The courses are widely suitable for anyone:

  • with a creative flair and likes working with their hands
  • interested in using flowers as a medium to improve one’s mental health
  • preferring face to face / hands on guidance rather than online learning
  • looking to develop a career in floristry but don’t know where to start
  • looking to improve their basic skills and build confidence to apply for jobs
  • wanting to change career and work in a shop or start their own business

If you are interested in these courses please feel free to contact us on 029 21 156 603 or email Info@CareerChangeWales.co.uk

Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-01

The Hand Tied Bouquet (1/2-day course) Cost: £125 + VAT / person

Half Day Course

Who Should Attend this flower arranging course?

This course is designed for:

  • complete beginners
  • anyone who wants to learn a new creative skill 
  • anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing
  • anyone wanting to do courses on a regular basis
  • team building/ corporate days

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. An introduction to the elements required to create a bouquet
  2. Choosing and preparing the flowers and foliage
  3. The art of spiralling
  4. What is binding point
  5. Styles for packaging the bouquet
  6. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Format

The course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments. 

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Great opportunity to ask flower related questions. 

Attendees take home the bouquet they create. 

Note:

Maximum 10 attendees per session so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.

This course can be extended to one day with minimum 4 attendees to benefit one-to-one

bespoke tutoring. Cost: £250 + VAT / person


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-02

Table Centrepiece Arrangement (1/2-day course) Cost: £125 + VAT / person

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. An introduction to the basic elements and principles of design
  2. The various flower arrangement shapes
  3. Choosing and preparing the flowers and foliage
  4. Appreciation of containers
  5. Step by step guide to creating the arrangement
  6. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Format

The flower arranging course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Great opportunity to ask flower related questions. 

Attendees take home the arrangement they create. 

Note:

Maximum 10 attendees per session so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-03

Flower Crown and Corsage (1/2-day course) Cost: £80 + VAT / person

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. A brief history of the meaning of flower crowns and corsages
  2. The various shapes of crowns
  3. The various styles of corsages
  4. Wiring and taping techniques 
  5. Demonstration on wiring and taping 
  6. Assembling the wired flowers and foliage to create a design
  7. Securing and wearing the finished crown
  8. Securing the corsage onto a garment

Course Format

The flower arranging course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Attendees wear the designs they create. 

Note

Maximum 10 attendees per session so everyone gets the tutor’s attention


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-04

Seasonal Door Wreath (1/2-day course) Cost: £75 + VAT / person

(Spring/Christmas)

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. The different materials used to create a wreath
  2. The use of fresh materials vs artificial
  3. How to moss the wreath
  4. Layering with seasonal foliage 
  5. Choosing seasonal sundries 
  6. Wiring techniques to secure sundries
  7. Aftercare tips and advice to maintain the wreath

Course Format

The course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Attendees take home the wreath they create. 

Note:

Maximum 10 attendees per session so everyone gets the tutor’s attention


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-05

It’s More Than a Bouquet (1-day course) Cost: £250 + VAT / person

One Day Course

A full day to learn the basics of floristry, starting off with the construction of a hand tied bouquet followed by a table display for the home. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for:

  • complete beginners
  • anyone who wants to learn a new creative skill 
  • anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing
  • anyone wanting to do courses on a regular basis
  • anyone wanting a taster day before committing to a professional floristry course
  • team building/ corporate days 

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. An introduction to the elements required to create a bouquet
  2. Choosing and preparing the flowers and foliage
  3. The art of spiralling
  4. What is binding point
  5. How to display flowers using everyday containers at home
  6. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Format

The flower arranging course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Great opportunity to ask flower related questions.

Attendees take home both designs created. 

Note:

Maximum 10 attendees per day so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-06

It’s More Than a Table Display (1-day course)  Cost: £250 + VAT / person

A full day to indulge in the floral design of two completely different table centrepieces. One design will be in floral foam and the other in an eco-friendly medium. 

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. An introduction to the basic elements and principles of design
  2. The various flower arrangement shapes
  3. The pros and cons of using floral foam vs non foam alternatives
  4. Choosing and preparing the flowers and foliage
  5. Step by step guide to creating both arrangements
  6. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Format

The flower arranging course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Great opportunity to ask flower related questions. 

Attendees take home both arrangements created. 

Note:

Maximum 10 attendees per day so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-07

FLORISTRY : RELEASE YOUR INNER FLORIST (3-day course) Cost: £750 + VAT / person

An in-depth three-day session where you will learn the fundamental techniques required to be a florist, begin to recognise the terminology used by florists and get hands on practice on several designs to release your inner creativity. 

Each day covers theory as well as practical aspects. A perfect platform to ask lots of floristry questions to set your mind at ease and decide whether floristry is for you. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for:

  • anyone considering a career change towards the creative sector but not sure whether floristry is for them
  • anyone wanting to take time out for themselves to do a creative course for a few days rather than attend weekly sessions

Course Content

This flower arranging course will cover the following:

  1. Flower conditioning and care
  2. The names of frequently used flowers and foliage
  3. An introduction to the basic elements and principles of design
  4. Choosing and preparing the flowers and foliage
  5. Master the art of spiralling
  6. Know the various flower arrangement shapes
  7. Create table centrepieces using floral foam and non-foam alternative
  8. Wiring and taping techniques
  9. Create a flower crown, buttonhole and corsage
  10. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Format

The course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Attendees take home the arrangements they create each day. 

Note

Maximum 8 attendees so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-08

Flower Arranging Course, PROFESSIONAL FLORISTRY (5-day course) Cost: £1500 + VAT / person

Floristry is an exciting and varied career that will keep you on your toes. It is a lot more than just playing with flowers. Getting the right technical knowledge is essential as it is the foundation for other opportunities within the flower industry. You could be running your own business, freelance for other florists, choose to specialise in events, funerals, floral art or go on to manage the retail/wholesale side of the industry. 

The one-week intensive training course covers the fundamental techniques and knowledge required to be a florist. We help you find your creative style and build your confidence to become the florist you want to be.

Each day covers theory as well as practical aspects. This is the perfect platform to ask lots of floristry questions to set your mind at ease.

There are no practical assessments. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance on full completion of the course. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for:

  • complete beginners who want to work in the floral industry
  • anyone with basic knowledge of flowers and want a crash course in floristry training 
  • anyone with basic knowledge of flowers who want to start their own business
  • anyone embarking on a career change
  • those who have attended the Floristry: Release Your Inner Florist course

Part 1 – Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. Flower buying, sourcing and costing
  2. Conditioning and care
  3. The common and botanical names of frequently used flowers and foliage
  4. An introduction to the elements and principles of design
  5. An introduction to Colour Theory
  6. Master the art of spiralling
  7. Create gift and wedding bouquets
  8. Know the various flower arrangement shapes
  9. Create table centrepieces using floral foam and non-foam alternative
  10. Wiring and taping techniques
  11. Create a flower crown, buttonhole and corsage
  12. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers
  13. Social media and marketing

Part 2 – Course Outcome

  • Ability to recognise common florist jargon, flower names and foliage
  • Know the conditioning methods for various flowers
  • Ability to create a simple handtied bouquet
  • Ability to create a table centrepiece
  • Ability to wire a buttonhole and corsage for any event
  • Knowing what to do when flowers under perform
  • Knowledge of marketing and gaining clients via social media

Course Format

The flower arranging course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.

Guidance is given throughout the course. 

Attendees take home the arrangements they create each day. 

Note:

Maximum 4 attendees so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.  


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-09

FLORAL MINDFULNESS (1 or 2 day course) Cost: £350 or £650 + VAT / person

We live in a demanding world that brings many challenges and daily stress. Sometimes it can be really hard for your brain to switch off. We forget that the brain is a muscle that needs a break every now and then in order to function properly. Doing something creative is a good way for the brain to unwind and recharge. 

Floral mindfulness is about taking the time to surround and immerse yourself in something beautiful from nature. Relive the simple things like smelling and touching flowers. Then explore your creative side by making something tangible with your hands. 

This creative activity is known to lower your stress levels and the bonus is your creation can last for at least 5 days or longer with the right care. 

Time to step away from your desk and give yourself and your brain the much needed down time to embrace floral mindfulness. 

Who Should Attend?

  • key workers suffering from post-pandemic stress who are seeking help to manage their wellbeing and mental health issues
  • anyone suffering from long term COVID symptoms especially problems with memory and concentration (brain fog), difficulty sleeping (insomnia) and loss of confidence to deal with everyday tasks
  • anyone suffering from mental health issues who is considering alternative therapy to prescribed medication
  • anyone who has been advised by the doctor or consultant to reduce and manage their cortisone levels
  • employers who value the wellbeing of their staff and want to promote mindfulness as an ongoing staff initiative

Course Content – One Day Course

This course will cover the following:

  1. Floriography – the secret language of flowers
  2. Mindful appreciation of flowers 
  3. Mindful exercise by engaging the senses
  4. Buying flowers for yourself
  5. Conditioning and care
  6. Preparing the flowers and foliage
  7. Create a hand tied bouquet 
  8. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Content – Two Day Course

This course will cover the following:

  1. Floriography – the secret language of flowers
  2. Mindful appreciation for flowers 
  3. Mindful exercise to engage the senses
  4. Mindful activity to create a Gratitude Flower
  5. Buying flowers for yourself
  6. Conditioning and care
  7. Preparing the flowers and foliage
  8. Create a hand tied bouquet
  9. Group activity to create a tablescape using everyday containers
  10. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Outcome

  • Appreciation for flowers and its connection to the natural world
  • Stress, anxiety and depression levels are reduced or managed
  • Regain confidence and ability to cope with life’s ups and downs
  • Improves sleep quality and feel more energised about life
  • Increases the feeling of happiness, joy and contentment for what we have
  • Increase awareness for empathy and showing kindness to others
  • Start being kinder to ourselves
  • A better knowledge of buying quality flowers
  • Ability to create simple arrangements for home and as gifts
  • Knowing what to do when flowers under perform

Course Format

  • The course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.
  • Attendees are required to bring a notepad and pen/pencil. 
  • Attendees take home the arrangements they create.
  • Attendees are required to bring a notepad, pen/pencil, colour pens/pencils or highlighter pens, glue stick and scissors. (Two Day Course)
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring 3 thoroughly cleaned jam/pickle/sauce jars. (Two Day Course)
  • Attendees take home the Gratitude Flower and arrangements they create. (Two Day Course)

Note:

Maximum 8 attendees so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-10

MAN THYME : SKILLS FOR THE BOYS (1-day taster course) Cost: £350 + VAT / person

There is still a stigma that flowers are only meant for women. This outdated gender stereotype and misconception that flowers are ‘feminine’ should be stopped. Flowers do not discriminate or take sides. They bloom, bring joy and enhances people’s moods, both from a gifting and receiving perspective. 

During the pandemic, our relationships with friends, family and work colleagues may have waned. As lockdown has been lifted, it is ever more important, especially for men, to reconnect and open up. When was the last time you asked your mate ‘Hey, how are you?’ 

It is OK for men to buy and send flowers to a male friend, family member or partner on special occasions, to say you are ‘Sorry’ or for those ‘just because’ moments. Ditch the gender barriers and put on your creative flair. Surprise someone with your bespoke floral arrangement as a gift and see their reactions. 

Who Should Attend?

  • All men regardless of their sexual orientation or identity
  • Men who do not feel comfortable attending a mix gender class 
  • Men who have little or no knowledge about flowers
  • Men who buy flowers but not sure how to care for them
  • Men who want to learn more about flower arranging for the home or as gifts

Course Content 

This course will cover the following:

  1. Floriography – the secret language of flowers
  2. Appreciation for masculine and feminine flowers
  3. Engage all your senses
  4. How to select the best supermarket flowers
  5. Supermarket vs flower shop blooms
  6. What is conditioning and care
  7. Arranging flowers for the home or as a gift
  8. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Outcome

  • Removal of the stigma that flowers are gender specific
  • Appreciation for flowers and its connection to the natural world 
  • A better knowledge to recognise and choose quality supermarket flowers
  • Ability to create simple vase arrangements for home and as gifts
  • Knowing what to do when flowers under perform

 Course Format

  • The course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.
  • Attendees proudly take home the arrangements they create.

Note:

Maximum 8 attendees so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.


Course reference: CCW/ PBF/22-11

Flower Arranging Courses, BLOOMS FOR BROS : A RUGGED AFFAIR (2-day course) Cost: £650 + VAT / person

A guide to earning brownie points for those who have knowledge about flowers and want to take it to the next level by creating floral displays for the home or as a gift to impress that special person in your life. 

Who Should Attend?

  • All men regardless of their sexual orientation or identity
  • Men who do not feel comfortable attending a mix gender class 
  • Men who have attended the Man Thyme course and want to learn more
  • Men who buy flowers regularly and want inspiration to display them
  • Men who want to create a bouquet for themselves or as a gift

Course Content 

This flower arranging course will cover the following:

  1. Floriography – the secret language of flowers
  2. Appreciation for masculine and feminine flowers
  3. Identify everyday flowers and its classification
  4. Introduction to basic Colour Theory
  5. Buying supermarket vs flower shop blooms
  6. Engage all your senses
  7. Introduction to the basic elements and principles of design
  8. Preparing the flowers and foliage
  9. Create a hand tied bouquet 
  10. The various flower arrangement shapes
  11. The pros and cons of using floral foam vs non foam alternatives
  12. Create a display in a container
  13. Aftercare tips and advice to prolong the life of the flowers

Course Outcome

  • Appreciation for flowers and its connection to the natural world 
  • A better knowledge to recognise and choose quality flowers
  • Ability to choose and match flower colours that are pleasing to the eyes
  • Knowing when to buy flowers from the florist
  • Ability to create simple bouquets in your own style 
  • Ability to create simple arrangements using your own containers for home and as impressive gifts
  • Knowing what to do when flowers under perform

Course Format

  • The course includes all the fresh materials, sundries and refreshments.
  • Attendees take home the arrangements they create.

 Note:

Maximum 8 attendees so everyone gets the tutor’s attention.

If you are interested in these courses please feel free to contact us on 029 21 156 603 or email Info@CareerChangeWales.co.uk

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