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Shuttleworth College Floristry Students


Floristry Essentials Workshop: An Introduction

This short course, suitable for the complete beginner, will introduce you to the techniques needed to condition floral materials, before moving on to creating arrangements, hand tied bouquets and small wired designs. This course is designed to provide you with a fun introduction to basic floristry techniques, and will give you an opportunity to create a variety of floral designs for beginners. You will focus on the use of materials, colours and textures to create interesting and beautiful floral design.

Course information

Entry requirements

No previous experience or qualifications are needed to take part in this course.


Course content

During the course you will be able to practise basic techniques using a range of different media. The workshop will focus on modern arrangements, simple hand tied designs and accessories.

The course is designed to be flexible to meet the interests of the group.

Assessment methods

There will be no formal assessments on this course.

Further study and career options

On completion of this course you can progress on to the more advanced floristry courses offered at Bedford College, such as Floristry Skills: Hand Tied & Floral Arrangements.

Additional information

All flowers needed for this course are included in the course fee. It is recommended you provide your own apron.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 01/10/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Saturday
Time(s): 9:30am - 1:30pm
Fees: £75.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 25/03/2023
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Saturday
Time(s): 9:30am - 1:30pm
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Fees: £75.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.