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Flower Arranging Workshop Showstopper on a Pedestal with Secondary Arrangement Placement

Course Code:PL2047A

Spaces:12 spaces left

A flower arranging workshop to inspire you to go large with impact - you will need to supply the flowers.

What the course is about

During this course you will receive both group and individual support in order to help you learn more about making flower arrangements.

You will be shown how to design and then make a Pedestal arrangement and a subsidiary placement arrangement to create a stunning impact on a theme of your choice. If you have any accessories or a container that you would like to include in the design, please bring them along.

This course aims to introduce you to some basic floral art techniques needed to create these designs. After learning these skills, you will be able to build and develop more advanced floral designs which you can then share to impress your family and friends.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Making something beautiful for your home or for someone you want to gift it to is always a good experience, leaving you feeling fulfilled and with a new skill to use in a hobby or as an outlet for creativity.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced learners and no prior knowledge is expected. 

You will be expected to bring your own flower and foliage materials.

You should not wear open toed shoes in the classroom, for your own safety. You may wear an apron to protect your clothing. 

If you suffer from known allergies to flowers or foliage, we advise you to bring protective gloves.

Please make some time to read the materials section of this form.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will assess your progress as the class progresses. You will also be expected to ascertain your own progress. We will share a progress chart and look at what knowledge and skills you have developed over the day and look at what impact this will have on your life.

There is no exam or qualification on this one-day workshop.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is for anybody who has ever thought ‘I could do that’, or ‘I wish I could do that’ when faced with a beautiful flower display.

The skills you learned or have refreshed today will mean that you will have more confidence in creating a larger flower arrangement possibly leading to volunteering for working parties to decorate churches and other spaces for special occasions, join in with neighbours and friends for competitions, flower shows and make your own gift when you are stuck for an idea.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook and pen.

You will need to bring some materials to the course, and it would be useful to bring a bag or box in which to take your arrangements home. If you have a large container or vase that you would like to bring, please do, but not anything too precious. Vases and containers both large and small can be purchased inexpensively at Charity shops, table-top sales, on eBay and car boot sales.

Please bring along suitable foliage for both designs, such as pittosporum, cypresses, Elaeagnus, eucalyptus, griselinia, in variegated or single colour varieties. You will need 9 medium to large headed blooms for the pedestal, such as roses, peonies, chrysanthemums, hydrangea, gerberas as well as some smaller headed blooms such as carnations, freesia, pom-pom dahlias, Crespedia for the larger, (Pedestal) arrangement and 7 larger headed blooms as well as a variety of the smaller headed blooms for the secondary arrangement.

These can be bought inexpensively at a local supermarket, or market stall. Choose colours you are happy to work with.
Some foliage will be available, but you are responsible for sourcing your own materials.

Don’t forget that you will have to bring two arrangements home too. You will need a bag or a box for this.

For information regarding any funding for this course please please refer to the Finance page on our website  border:none windowtext 1.0pt;mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm;padding:0cm">

Next Step

Following the successful completion of this course other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

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Course Details

Start Date12 March 2022

LocationDorchester Library and Learning Centre, Charles Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EE


Time10:00 - 15:00

Duration1 week

SubjectArts and Crafts


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £33. Concessions £16.


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