Flower Arranging / Floral Design: Christmas Rustic Ring (NOVEMBER DAY SCHOOL)

Location Coleridge Community College

Day Sunday

Start Date 26th November 2017

Time 9.30am - 12.00noon

Weeks 1 weeks

Price £34

Brief Description:

Start the countdown to the festive season in style this year with your own fresh, long lasting festive ring. With no knowledge of flower arranging required, come along  and learn how to  create a ring with long lasting pine and other long lasting plant material including  decoration to mark  the season. If you would rather complete a table based advent ring rather than a hanging door ring just let me know at the start of the day. All materials are included in the course fee. This workshop is always popular so book early to secure your place.
This course may also be combined with the afternoon session for a complete festive floral day.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No knowledge required, just a love of flowers. Please notify the college of any plant allergies before the course.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
• Apply techniques to create an advent ring or hanging door ring  to take home for the festive season
• Know how to care for your completed floral work to maximise its life
• Learn how to safely and securely include wired accessories

About Your Tutor:

Helen Allen has many years’ experience in floral design with her creations appearing in international magazines. She won ‘student of the year’ for her ANC floristry exam. Being freelance as ‘Verdila flowers’   she teaches to many different groups including sheltered schemes, and is busy with wedding and event work especially in the summer months.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

There is an allowance included in the fee for all plant material and sundries used

You will need to bring:

Strong scissors, (wire cutters if you have them), Bin bag, notebook and pen if you want to record any information for yourself, camera (optional), apron. Also a crate or semi rigid bag (e.g. supermarket hessian bag) to transport your design. You may wish to provide protective disposable gloves for your hands or hand wipes as the plant material can get messy! Bring a packed lunch if staying all day.

Examination Fees:

No exam. This is a leisure class
You will record your progress through completed designs and one to one discussions with the tutor.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Flower arranging leisure course on Wednesday evenings at Coleridge or Tuesday afternoons at Coleridge.
Further floral workshops e.g. 3rd February 2018 - Church flowers day; 10 March 2018 - mother’s day flowers; 19 May 2018 - wedding flower day and 16 June 2018 - summer garlands.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Enrolment:

  • For full course information: http://adult-education.parksidefederation.org.uk/
  • We are able to accept bookings over the phone, please have your credit/debit card to hand.
  • Places on any courses are only secure upon receipt of the FULL payment.
  • Loyal Learners receive 5% discount towards the cost of any course in the 2017/18 academic year, to qualify for the discount full payment must be received before the enrolment deadline. For full terms and conditions contact the office.
  • Postal enrolments with fees are welcome (please DO NOT send cash), make cheques payable to Parkside Federation Academies.
  • Enrolments via email MUST NOT contain card payment details.
  • Enrolments are welcome throughout the year.
  • Courses with fewer than the relevant number of learners may have the option of continuing on payment of supplementary fees or the length of the course reducing.
  • Upon enrolment you will receive learner information about college support and signposts to policies and regulations. If you do not have an email address please pick up a copy of the terms and conditions from the Adult Learn & Train office.

Fees:

  • Fees are payable in full when you enrol. We accept all major debit and *credit cards (*50p charge), cheques (made payable to Parkside Federation Academies), or cash (in person).
  • Please note should you choose to withdraw from the course you will still be liable to pay any outstanding instalments.
  • Refunds will only be paid in full when a class is closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment at least two weeks before the course starts. If you decide to cancel less than two weeks before the course starts you will receive a 50% refund. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund if a course has already started.
  • Concessionary fees are available if you: are in receipt of the “Guaranteed Credit” element of the Pension Credit / have an income equivalent to the Government low income threshold / are in receipt of a means tested benefit. Proof must be shown at enrolment, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Learner Information:

  • If you have supplied your email address, you will receive a confirmation email following your enrolment. If you have not received this, please contact the Adult Learn & Train team on 01223 712340 or learnandtrain@parksidefederation.org.uk. If the course is cancelled, we will contact you to offer an alternative or a full refund.
  • Free Parking is available in the evening at all centres on a first come first serve basis. During the day spaces are extremely limited in the car park – street parking is available a short walk away. If you require accessible parking please contact the centre concerned to reserve a space.
  • All college premises are strictly NO SMOKING sites, any learners wishing to smoke are asked to do so away from the immediate vicinity of the college.
  • In the event of severe weather conditions that result in school closure: please check the website or tune into local radio for up-to-date information.

Some courses are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency

Equalities and Diversity Statement: We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome enrolments from everyone.

We positively encourage all learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect.

We will ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities.

Safeguarding Statement: Arrangements have been made to make sure that you are safe in this centre. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against, please tell your tutor or the centre manager, who will investigate to ensure your safety.

Adult Learn and Train reserve the right to withdraw tuition and exam entries in the event of verbal, physical or intimidating behaviour to other learners, tutor or staff.

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