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What opportunities will this course give me?

This hands on course will give you a taste of what it takes to create your own beautiful floral displays. Youll learn the specialist skills needed to work with flowers and foliage.

The programme offers a fun and inspiring way to develop a much-loved hobby or kick-start a new one. Youll be learning alongside other engaged and enthusiastic students.

The college runs a variety of horticultural and creative courses - please browse the website for further details.

What will I be learning?

This short course will involve demonstrations of seasonal designs celebrating the theme of summer. A range of designs, both traditional and contemporary, will be taught and learners will have the opportunity to create these arrangements, making wonderful decorations for your home, or gifts for friends and family.

A selection of materials will be incorporated throughout the course using some preserved and dried items as well as fresh flowers and foliage.

Learners will gain confidence through hands on experience of creating the designs, along with developing skills in conditioning materials and tips on using colour and textures.

This is a leisure course and does not lead to a qualification. However, a college certificate will be issued upon completion of the course.

Why is this course for me?

The course is run on the mentality of learning by doing, and so its perfect for learners who prefer a practical approach to their studies. Youll leave having ignited a passion for the delicate art of floral design.

You will learn through demonstrations, discussions, observation and practice.

How will my learning be enhanced?

The tutor, Rosemarie, is a qualified florist, having started her journey with flowers with a Saturday job. This very quickly developed into a love of floristry and everything to do with flowers!

After training at Sparsholt College and furthering her skills at Bournemouth College, she has been lucky to experience decorating some amazing venues, along with creating designs for the Chelsea Flower Show, as well as running her own floristry business.

Rosemarie is very keen to share her knowledge by showing simple ways to enjoy flowers through a range of styles and techniques.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. All beginners or those learners with some knowledge most welcome.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in arranging flowers, using seasonal materials and will be suitable for both beginners and those wishing to develop their floral knowledge and skills further.

Learners will be notified approximately 7-10 days before the course start date what items will be required for the first week and the design which will be demonstrated.

Some materials will be provided for your course. However, you will need to bring in some materials to make your designs, e.g. flowers, foliage, containers, etc. Economy is always encouraged. You may use a range of materials - fresh artificial and preserved. A basic toolbox will be required.

All additional costs are at the learner's discretion.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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12/5/2021 - Apply Now


Thornden School

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19:00 – 21:00





24+: £87.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G45C Thornden School 12/5/2021 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 5 £87.00 £87.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.