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
  • Celebrations & Solemn Occasions
  • Special Occasions, Gifts & Holidays
  • Christmas Basic Designs
  • Weddings Basic
  • The Business of Floristry

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. The course fee includes the cost of flowers and supplies for the first session. For each of the remaining sessions, a $45 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 ($70 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, 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 $45 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.

CELEBRATION & SOLEMN OCCASIONS
Flowers are present at many of life’s milestone celebrations, from a new baby to our final farewell. We will discuss the different cultural traditions & practices of Celebration of life, guidelines for deliveries to hospitals, funeral homes, cemeteries, churches, and the common designs loved ones will order (Urn, Wreath, Graveside, Casket, Leaf work & Vase designs). A cost of $50 per session (payable one week in advance) will cover flowers and other materials. Course fee includes textbook and flowers for the first session. Prerequisite: Floral Level 1.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS, GIFTS & HOLIDAYS
Flowers are an important part of traditional celebration, gifts to loved ones, and special holidays. We will explore many different ways flowers can be prepared, including seasonal wreaths, stunning hand tied bouquets, tropical flowers, silks arrangement, trend worth everlasting & dried flowers, as well as few fun designs! A cost of $50 per session (payable one week in advance) will cover flowers and other materials. Course fee includes textbook and flowers for the first session. Prerequisite: Floral Level 1.

CHRISTMAS BASIC DESIGNS
Christmas is coming – express it with flowers. Learn to create outdoor wreaths and front door swag, Fun Grinch tree, poinsettia Basket, as well a floral designs for inside your home. A cost of $50 per session payable one week in advance will cover flowers and other materials. Course fee includes manual and flowers for the first session. Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2.

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 $45 supply fee is payable to the instructor one week in advance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our course Floral Arranging – Level 1.

THE BUSINESS OF FLORISTRY
You might have the skills required to be a florist, but do you have what it takes to work successfully in the business? Topics include pricing, delivery etiquette, garden dish & importance of living designs, personal flower & hydration chamber, wrapping styles, marketing your business etc. Prerequisite: completion of Floral Level 1 and Floral Level 2.

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 bouquet. 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

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays. Burnaby South Secondary & Burnaby Central Secondary are also closed during Spring break, July, August and during the holiday break in December.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Regular office hours:
Tue  | Wed  | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Tue |  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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.