Option 1, Weekends -10 days over 5 months

Option 2, Weekdays- 10 days over 10 weeks

Option 3, Week- 5 days over 1 week (9.00am- 5.00pm)

This unit covers every aspect of tied flowers, from gift bouquets to wedding posies and sympathy bouquets it is an essential unit for any training florist.

A great starting point for a career in floristry, this unit is designed to equip you with the skills, techniques and confidence to make beautiful tied designs over the full range of occasions from gifts, wedding and funeral. This unit is essential for all florists, a sample of designs you will be making are listed below.

  • Simple posy structure
  • Hostess design style
  • Vase design
  • Spiral stem
  • Front facing
  • Textured and groups
  • Limited designs
  • Seasonal themed grouping
  • Tied sheaf and funeral designs
  • Environmentally friendly designs
  • Tied pew ends and event work
  • Tied wedding posy’s, informal bouquets, tied showers
  • Gift bouquets
  • Bows
  • Packaging

In this unit you will receive step by step tuition, technical instruction and demonstrations, tricks of the trade, with a qualified  florist who will support and guide you to successfully complete the unit.

Designs will be inspired by current trends so that they are commercially up to date and leading the field in floral design.

You can complete and pay for each unit individually and use this unit to build into a full Academy of Floral Art (AFA) level 2 ( 3 practical units, heart of design and exam unit)

As with all AFA courses level 2 covers: Principles of design, buying and preparing flowers, conditioning and costing.

Flowers are not included although we can arrange to provide them each week for you at wholesale prices approx £25.00 to £40.00 per lesson.

Once you have completed a unit you will receive an Academy of Floral Art certificate of completion.

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Course date options


Location Frequency Dates
Dunchideock, Exeter Week (5 days Mon-Fri)  2018: 10th to 14th Sept
Bristol, Avonmouth Week (5 days Mon-Fri)  2018: 29th Oct to 2nd Nov
Dunchideock, Exeter Wednesday’s – 1 day a week  2019 Jan 9/16/23/30, Feb 6/13/27, Mar 6/13/20