Judith Blacklock Flower School is the only accredited flower school in the UK to have been awarded accreditation by both the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). But what does this mean?
It means that Judith Blacklock Flower School is regularly and thoroughly inspected to ensure that teaching is of the highest quality, judged against a set of standards. The Judith Blacklock Flower school has continuously passed its inspections on the highest level since 2005.
For example, unlike many other flower schools, Judith Blacklock school has a maximum of 13 students to ensure one-to-one attention and high-quality learning. This is what the accreditation report says:
“the small numbers ensure that the participants can work close to the tutor and have the necessary space to practice the various floral designs.”
“Students are most appreciative of the care and attention the school gives to their personal and academic needs at all times. They are invited to contact the school at any time in the future if they need advice”
The inspection also looks at the suitability of the teaching premises and noted the following: “The School offers its courses in attractive ground floor premises, in a mews in Knightsbridge, London.”
Judith Blacklock Flower school is situated in the heart of London, walking distance from the famous department stores, such as Harrods and Selfridges. The school is housed in a mews (which were stables and carriage houses in 17th & 18th century), creating a floral haven of peace and an enchanting place to learn floristry. There are lovely places nearby to pick up lunch.
The course materials and international character of the school were also inspected: “Detailed hand-outs are provided on the courses in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.”
“Classes are both theoretical and practical and flowers and greenery are provided within the course fee. [..] A range of floristry magazines from all over the world and a library of over 500 books are available for reference.”
And if you are coming from afar: “A recommended accommodation list is given on request of suitable hotels and B&B’s which have been inspected by the team at the school. Students find this information of great value.”