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Floristry - Techniques for Sustainability - Level 1

Price:
£102.00
Starts:
31/10/2022
Day of week:
MON
Ends:
05/12/2022
Location:
Dartford Adult Education Centre, Dartford
Level:
Level 1
Time:
09:30 - 12:00
Duration:
6 weeks

This course will explore ways in which you can reduce the footprint of your floral creations. You will look at ways to ethically source materials and work with seasonal flowers to create modern bouquets and arrangements with the impact on the environment in mind.

A useful start for anyone wanting to work in a florists or set up as a freelance florist.

By the end of this course most students will be able to -

Identify 4 flowers seasonal to January and February in the UK
Explain how to substitute 2 single use resources for sustainable options
Demonstrate how to construct a bouquet using environmentally friendly wrapping
Demonstrate how to create a table arrangment using seasonal flowers
Explain the health and saftey considerations of the tools you have used

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Laura Follows

Laura has had a very colourful and varied floristry career over the past 21 years; from working for the florist appointed to HRH and being privileged to make the royal families flowers, to creating celebrity flowers for Hollywood stars and designers including Louis Vuitton and meeting a few famous faces along the way! Laura has worked in some very glamorous and beautiful locations in London over the years including the Lord Mayors show, banquets for the rich and famous, prestigious London hotels and companies and even Westminster Abbey. She has covered every step of the floristry career ladder from junior to head florist and managed prestigious London based flower shops.
Teaching since 2002 Laura is qualified through City and Guilds and has a passion for flowers in her genes! She is the 4th generation of florists in the family and loves teaching people and having the privilege of passing on her knowledge and skills to others.

View all courses taught by Laura Follows here

How will I be taught?

At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out your prior learning and what you want to achieve by the end of the course alongside the learning outcomes listed above.

You will complete tasks and assignments according to the course syllabus, to successfully achieve the outcomes, with guidance from the tutor.

You will receive initial and ongoing feedback from your tutor. It is key that you also monitor and assess your progress throughout the course, to ensure your learning needs are being met and course and personal outcomes are being achieved.

Your Level 1 certificate will be awarded on completion of the outcomes of the course, listed below.
Identify 4 flowers seasonal to January and February in the UK
Explain how to substitute 2 single use resources for sustainable options
Demonstrate how to construct a bouquet using environmentally friendly wrapping
Demonstrate how to create a table arrangment using seasonal flowers
Explain the health and saftey considerations of the tools you have used

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a notebook and pen, the tutor will contact you to advise you what to bring at the first session, please make sure we have your current email address.

The cost of resources will be £10-£15 per week, sometimes less depending on the flowers that you use.

What can I do next?

Further creative craft qualifications in further or higher education, your tutor will be able to advise you. The NCFE Level 2 Award in Creative Craft - Floristry would be a good next step, to work in a Florists or set yourself up as an independent Florist running a small business from home.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for anyone interested in eco friendly flower arranging, no experience is neccessary. A degree of manual dexterity is required.

This is the perfect course for anyone looking to take the first steps in starting a career in floristry.

Getting to your course

Find us

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road
Dartford
Kent
DA1 2LP

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DAR/122712/M/FF.