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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 is a course for anyone interested in learning a new skill or developing an existing interest.

An opportunity to meet new people and connect with people with similar interests.

This course is for anyone who would like to build confidence and learn new skills. If you have been out of learning or work for some time then this could be just the course for you. We welcome people from all parts of our community with the intention of offering an opportunity for people to improve their health and well being by being part of a friendly learning environment.

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?

No previous knowledge is needed. You need to want to ‘have a go’ and be willing to help create a supportive learning environment for all participants.

What equipment will I need for the course?

An apron and non-smart clothes are advised.

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

The course will start by exploring basic principles and ideas. Students will be given the skills and knowledge to allow them to experiment. They will use the skills to design and make an individual display / arrangement.
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?

Please try to attend all classes and arrive on time.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will take part in discussions with the tutor and class members/group throughout the course to continually review and assess your progress. You and your tutor will assess your progress and achievement during the course and at the end of the course with consideration for possible progression opportunities.
Progress will be recorded on your Individual Learning Plan.

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

There are opportunities to progress onto other craft courses within Swarthmore. Please book an appointment with our student advisor who will be happy to discuss options available.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Throughout the course there are set times to evaluate and review your learning and discuss issues that may be of concern to you.
If you have any problems with the course talk to your tutor, or if you feel you can’t, make an appointment with the curriculum manager
At the end of the course you will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form.

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
621a 2 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 17 Sep 2019 to 22 Oct 2019 (6 Sessions) Full Rate £81; R Rate £62; A Rate £43
623a 2 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 05 Nov 2019 to 10 Dec 2019 (6 Sessions) Full Rate £81; R Rate £62; A Rate £43
621b 2 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 07 Jan 2020 to 11 Feb 2020 (6 Sessions) Full Rate £81; R Rate £62; A Rate £43
623b 2 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 25 Feb 2020 to 31 Mar 2020 (6 Sessions) Full Rate £81; R Rate £62; A Rate £43
621c 2 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 21 Apr 2020 to 19 May 2020 (5 Sessions) Full Rate £68; R Rate £52; A Rate £37
623c 2 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 02 Jun 2020 to 07 Jul 2020 (6 Sessions) Full Rate £81; R Rate £62; A Rate £43

Course Funding

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

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ 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?

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