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Part-time Business of Floristry Course (Saturdays)

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering our popular Professional Business of Floristry course over eight Saturdays. This enables those tied to a desk to participate in the course without taking time off work.

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Following on from Judith's successful Professional Business of Floristry course, our part-time option will be running over eight Saturdays. This professional course gives practical hands-on work and the business knowledge needed to earn money successfully working with flowers with nine experienced floristry teachers.

The course dates are:

- Saturday 9 September (10.00am - 17.00pm)

- Saturday 16 September (10.00am - 17.00pm) 

- Saturday 23 September (10.00am - 17.00pm)

- Saturday 30 September (10.00am - 17.00pm)

- Saturday 7 October (10.00am - 17.00pm)

- Saturday 14 October (10.00am - 17.00pm)

- Saturday 21 October (10.00am - 17.00pm)

- Saturday 28 October (10.00am - 17.00pm)

Please note there will be a short break for lunch.

Practical work
The course covers all aspects of practical work associated with floristry. Students learn to create simple and stylish designs and then graduate on to larger and more elaborate pieces. An understanding of wiring and its use is essential to be able to offer a broad portfolio of work and this is taught in easy stages. By the end of the course, students will be creating a magnificent fully-wired shower bouquet – the ultimate in floristry technique and skill. There are at least two hands-on practical sessions a day and all work can be taken home. The designs cover both classic and contemporary styles to give a thorough grounding in all aspects of floral design relevant to today’s marketplace.

Business skills
The information about business skills is geared specifically to the floristry industry and is taught by experts from different areas within the floral world. One of the school’s tutors is also a lawyer and he can answer legal questions about such matters as buying premises or the copyright on photographic images.

Our students
About half our students are from the UK and the others from countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and the rest of the world. The mix of nationalities is wide, but everyone is linked by a desire to add floristry to their skills. The lifelong friendships that are made at the school are a perfect way to exchange information and trends across the world.

Our teaching
Due to years of experience we have been able to gather together the absolute essentials of the floristry industry and can teach an unparalleled amount, with full explanations given for all practicalities. Each teacher has a particular expertise and all are qualified in both teaching and floristry. As each tutor is currently working in the industry, they all have up-to-date knowledge of trends and present practices which they are happy to share. This means that whatever direction you want to take you will always be given expert advice. From weddings on a budget to private dinners at Kensington Palace, the course leaders have been there and done that . . . and are happy to share their insider secrets with you.

Practical work, including:

  • - parties and events, weddings, contracts, sympathy work

    - handtieds

    - vase designs

    - table centrepieces

    - buttonholes

    - floral crowns

    - candelabras

    - garlands & topiary

    - shower bouquets

    - archways and other large-scale designs

    - conditioning to make your flowers last longer

    and a lot more...

Business skills, including:

- options for purchasing flowers and sundries, plus a visit to the flower market

- costing and pricing

- whether to set up a business at home or take on premises

- running or working in a shop or unit

- stock control

- establishing a flower business

- the tricks and secrets of the flower industry

Judith Blacklock Certificate awarded on completion of this course.

Work experience can be organised on request. If for any reason a Saturday has to be missed we will offer a place on our two week Professional Business of Floristry course subject to space being available.

We have a maximum of 13 students at the school at any one time to maximise learning.

TimesThe course runs from 10.00am - 17.00pm with a short break for lunch
NotesAll materials included, plus tea and coffee
Work ExperienceWork experience can be organised after the completion of the course