This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
This course will be taught in the Dartford Centre.
The course will cover design skills and more complex processes and techniques which are needed to produce, develop and present advanced creative ideas. You will produce traditional and contemporary arrangements and bouquets themed for a variety of events, revisiting the skills you learn and embedding them by applying them to different designs.
You will produce a portfolio of evidence during the course which will give you a reference manual to use in the future. You will also be required to reflect on the pieces you create and assess your progress by answering a couple of set questions about your work with written work being submitted each week. There is no final exam but at the end of the course you will focus on planning an arrangement inspired by a theme set by the tutor and creating it ready to exhibit with your fellow students, inviting friends and family to view your work and celebrate your achievement.
The qualification will be awarded after assessment of your completed portfolio by internal and external verifiers. You will be required to meet deadlines at various stages throughout the course, as your work will be assessed at several points.
In the event of the centre being closed by Covid restrictions this course will continue online via Zoom, (you will not need to pay for an account) and will return to the centre as soon as possible.
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.
How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practicing craftspeople., Your tutor will monitor and assess your progress throughout the course and discuss this with you to ensure your learning needs are being met.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need a pen and notebook and an A4 lever arch folder for your assessed project work., , The tutor will inform you as to which flowers and other materials will be needed on a weekly basis and you will need to bring in these materials to undertake the course. It is anticipated that the flowers will cost approximately £15 per session (depending on the flowers required for an arrangement, some weeks will be considerably less).
What can I do next?
Further creative craft qualifications in further or higher education, your tutor will be able to advise you., This level 2 qualification will support an application 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 those who have some experience in Floristry or have attended Beginners courses. If you have not attended a beginners course before you are advised to enrol on our Beginners Intensive course DAR/88399/J/NC which runs in the week leading up to this qualification and is specifically designed to cover the basic techniques you will need before embarking on the level 2.
A pre course written assessment must be carried out to ensure students are able to produce written work of the level required and to enable us to provide support if necessary.
Students are required to submit a written piece of work as below –
Write up the method of how you put together the last flower arrangement you created and reflect on what went well and what you could do to improve it if you made it again.
If you are interested in enrolling please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your written assessment as detailed above and let us know if you have learnt with us before so that we can arrange a practical assessment if necessary.
You will need to ensure you can allow time each week to buy your flowers and write up the work from each lesson for your folder which should take approximately 1-2 hours.
Financial assistance may be available for this course depending on your circumstances, please contact the centre on 03000 414025 if you wish to discuss this.
Getting to your course
Dartford Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code DAR/104886/J/FF.
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