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Floristry - Beginners - Autumn

Course code: ICKU001P

Subject area: Floristry

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

9:30am - 11:30am


4th Nov 2022 - 9th Dec 2022

Kidlington Band Hall

Contact details

01235 555 585

If you’ve always been interested in flower arranging but never received any practical tuition in it, why not sign up for a beginner’s floristry course to get some professional guidance?

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

This course is for the very beginner and for anyone with a passion for being creative with flowers, whether it becomes a relaxing hobby or the start of a floral career.

There’s nothing quite like a bunch of flowers to perk up your domestic space with delicious scents and beautiful colours – but the joy of fresh flowers can be greater still when they’ve been crafted into an elaborate arrangement by your own hand. This can end up being a much more economical way of enjoying beautiful bouquets – which can be made from all sorts of foraged plants or cut flowers from the market once you know what to do with them.

This is a course will cover:
• Conditioning of flowers.
• Choosing your flowers and foliage.
• Creating arrangements from hand tied bouquets through to beautiful seasonal arrangements.

With tips and trade secrets along the way too!

The tutor will explain, email, and then demonstrate the item, allowing for questions so that you have all the information needed for the following week.

Please do not purchase materials until your course is confirmed.
You will need to bring each week:
Your self-chosen flowers and foliage every week
String etc.
Starter floristry kits are available online with basic equipment required.

If you wish to create a diary, please bring a note pad and pen and phone/camera to photograph your display. These can create lovely portfolios if you wish to go further in floristry.

Please bring own refreshements, if required.
There is no parking at the venue. Free parking, up to three hours, in local Tesco car park very nearby.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with yo

Floristry improvers or perhaps gain a qualification or pursue a career in floristry. Abingdon and Witney College provide some accredited courses leading to possible careers or self-employment in floristry.
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
You will be required to purchase your own materials each week. Average weekly costs are in the range of £15 per week.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £140.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £140.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £84.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £84.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
You will learn through practical experimentation with tutor demonstration and 1:1 support.

As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.