Floral Arranging Diploma

FLORAL ARRANGING DIPLOMA


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Learn floral arranging skills for both business and pleasure through this diploma program.

Students may receive credit for courses taken at other institutions upon presentation of proof of successful completion.

Course supply fees are extra.

The full diploma program consists of the following courses:

  • Floral Arranging – Level 1
  • Floral Arranging – Level 2
  • Churches, Banquets & Funerals
  • Special Occasions
  • Silk & Dried
  • Christmas Basic Designs
  • Weddings Basic

COURSE OUTLINES

FLORAL ARRANGING – LEVEL 1
Learn about basic floral arranging designs (symmetrical, asymmetrical, nosegay, crescent, horizontal, etc.), tools, care and handling of flowers and bows. Bring a small sharp knife (or a floral knife may be purchased from the instructor). The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $35.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance.
Note: Students must purchase a tool kit from the instructor at the first class ($55 cash). The tool kit is a one-time purchase and can be used for all the Floral Arranging courses

FLORAL ARRANGING – LEVEL 2
This course extends the basics covered in the Level 1 course. Topics covered include parallel, vertical, Hogarth curve, oriental, modern and L-pattern designs. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $40.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Floral Arranging – Level 1, or equivalent knowledge & experience.

CHURCHES, BANQUETS & FUNERALS
Create flowers for wedding altars, funeral tributes, standing sprays, store openings and more. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $40.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Floral Arranging – Level 1, or equivalent knowledge & experience.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Enjoy creating holiday and special occasion designs. Topics covered include novelty items, fruit and flower baskets, balloons, cello wrapping and special events – all with dresh flowers. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $40.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Floral Arranging – Level 1 and Floral Arranging – Level 2, or equivalent knowledge & experience.

SILK & DRIED
Students will learn to design permanent arrangements using silk and dried materials. If you have them, please bring wire cutters, scissors and a glue gun. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $40.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Floral Arranging – Level 1 and Floral Arranging – Level 2, or equivalent knowledge & experience.

CHRISTMAS BASIC DESIGNS
Christmas is coming – express it with flowers. Learn to create evergreen and dried Christmas wreaths, fresh table centerpieces, Christmas nosegays, fresh and dried swags, etc. Bring floral tools and a glue gun. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $40.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Floral Arranging – Level 1, or equivalent knowledge & experience.

WEDDINGS (BASIC)
Learn the basics of floral arrangements for weddings. Topics covered include wedding flowers, baskets, bouquets, corsages, pew and aisle treatments. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $40.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Floral Arranging – Level 1.

The courses below are not required for the diploma:

WEDDINGS (ADVANCED)
Learn the advanced skills to take wedding floral design to the next level. Topics covered include composite bouquets, flower girl pomanders, garlands, hand tied bridal bouquets, wrist and glued corsages, and a wired and taped bridal bouqet. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $45.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Weddings (Basic), or equivalent knowledge & experience.

WORKSHOP – THANKSGIVING
Enjoy an inspiring evening creating a unique centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. The colours and flowers of the season will enhance your thanksgiving decor. Course fee includes supplies.

WORKSHOP – CHRISTMAS SHOW STOPPER
Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends and what better time to decorate your home with fresh flowers! Please come and enjoy some holiday cheer as we design a fabulous arrangement to adorn your home for the holidays. Course fee includes supplies.


STUDENT FEEDBACK

I am a graduate of the Floral Arranging certificate program, and have gone on to have a successful career in the floral design industry; specifically in the wedding industry. I hired an assistant who is also a graduate of the program.Larissa Meade, Principal Designer for Bridal Beginnings
Registration by phone or in person
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604-296-6901

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Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Burnaby South Secondary
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Burnaby Central Secondary
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Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.