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Floristry for Beginners course timetables

Brief description

Learn to arrange your flowers for maximum impact with our beginners guide in floristry.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for complete beginners and who are interested in learning how to make basic flower arrangements.

Course description in brief

Over the 5 weeks you will be shown how to make basic flower arrangements including colour, texture, shape. You will produce a table arrangement, window arrangement, button holes and a baby arrangement

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    You will learn how to wire flowers, group flowers in colour and size for proportion and how to calculate the cost of a basic arrangement

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

Not essential, beginners welcome. Students do need to have a desire to work in a practical nature and focus on the project in hand

What equipment will I need for the course?

You will need to bring flowers, oasis and a dish each week. This will be specified each week. Week 1 you will not need to bring any materials or equipment as it will be demonstration only.

What materials will I need for the course?

No as you will be providing your own flowers and display equipment

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Each week you will be shown what to do through a tutor demonstration, group question and answer and individual practical activity.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

We ask that you attend on time and come to class each week to ensure you get the most out of the course.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

There is no formal assessment for this course as it is for leisure purposes. I will be monitoring your progress throughout the course and ensuring you are learning and advancing your skills. You will complete a weekly diary to record skills learnt and notes to help you practice at home.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

This is a new course for Swarthmore and there may be the possibility to deliver a more advanced skills course but this will be discussed during the beginners course. There are also many other arts courses on offer at Swarthmore where you can pursue your creative side

How will I say what I think about the course?

You will be asked to complete a feedback form at the end of your course. There is also a feedback form on our website that you can complete.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
S560c 2 Monday 1pm – 3pm 13 May to 17 Jun 2019 (10 weeks) Full rate £61.00; R rate £47.00; A rate £33.00 (funder_code:S)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.