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Dates: 19/02/18 - 19/03/18
Days: Monday 19:30 - 21:30
Sessions: 5
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S13053B03NV
Fees: Standard - £65.00
Concessionary - £65.00

Course Information

What are the overall aims of the course?
You will be introduced to a range of basic flower arranging techniques to design special occasion flower arrangements. This will include:

How to choose suitable flowers and plant material for a variety of designs

How to use various containers, the mechanics of design

Design arrangements to be given as gifts


What will I learn on the course?
You will learn to:

Design and make a Baby arrangement for a new Mum

Design and make a Buffet table arrangement for a party

Design and make gifts for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s day and Easter

Design an arrangement for Church or Hotel settings

Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session.


Are there any entry requirements?
This is a basic flower arranging course and all are welcome, no previous experience required.

Ability to understand verbal instructions and follow demonstrations is required.


Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?
Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
Practical class work, following initial tutor demonstration, explanation, instruction and discussion.

General class guidance is given by the tutor with some one-to-one guidance where appropriate.

Students are also encouraged to undertake basic projects at home.

Handouts and other materials are available from the tutor or online. Extending learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)


How will my progress be checked?
Informal assessment in class                                     
Tutor observation
Continuous informal assessment methods are used by the tutor to monitor students’ progress and involve observation, question and answer and discussion activities.

Students are also encouraged to keep a personal portfolio of floral designs made in class

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?
You are required to purchase your own flowers/foliage for floral projects every week, in the region of £10 - £15.     

Some containers and floral foam may be purchased in class at Wholesale price if required

What do I need to bring with me to class?
Note book and pen, Scissors



Container to transport floral designs home safely

For the first lesson please bring flowers/foliage to make a Basket arrangement,

1 medium sized basket with a handle, 5 roses, 1 bunch of lisianthus 1 bunch spray carnations, 3 stems eucalyptus or ruscus foliage, several med sized leaves, small pieces of garden foliage

Floral foam may be purchased at wholesale prices in class if required.

Please email audreycooper@learn.scola.ac.uk if you have any queries

Information regarding the materials you will need for the following session will be given at the end of each session.


How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?
Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning.  Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre.  For more information please see www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/college/iclick or contact iclick@suttoncollege.ac.uk

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College


Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?
Yes.  To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/college/advice-centre


What can I do after the course has finished?
Enrol on further flower arranging courses at Sutton College.

Consider enrolling on the Floristry Foundation course or on the Level 2 Certificate in Floristry course or consider work experience in a florist shop. Please discuss options with the tutor.


What should I do if I have any questions?
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