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Floristry - Mixed Ability

Course code: ICKU002P

Subject area: Horticulture and Floristry

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

09:30 - 11:30

Days of week:


Course date:

10th Jan 2025 - 28th Mar 2025

Course location:

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 floristry course to get some professional guidance? This course aims to introduce you to the exciting and enjoyable world of floristry and to equip you with the necessary skills, techniques, and basic understanding for future floral designs.

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 anyone with a passion for being creative with flowers, whether it becomes a relaxing hobby or the start of a floral career.

Although not an accredited course, we look at design and work through arrangements from Level 1 to Level 3. Working with sundries to create beautiful arrangements suitable for the home or wedding. With discussions and lively classes, you are sure to bring out the floral designer in you.

By the end of the course, you will have:• Developed an understanding of basic floral designs• Understood how to choose and condition your flowers and foliage• Created some simple arrangements

Please do not purchase materials until your course is confirmed.

You will need to bring each week:Your self-chosen flowers and foliageContainersTapesWiresString

Starter floristry kits are available online with basic equipment required.

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.

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 note there will be no teaching on 21/02/2025.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.There is no parking at the venue. Maximum 3 hours free parking in Tesco car park close by.Please note that there is no disabled toilet available.

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 you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest qu

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
All welcome.

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 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £211.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £211.20

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £105.60

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £105.60

Qualifications received
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.
Learning & method assessment
You will learn through practical experimentation with tutor demonstration and 1:1 support. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.