Floristry Design Diploma

FLORISTRY DESIGN DIPLOMA


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Learn floristry design 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:

  • Floristry Design – Level 1
  • Floristry Design – Level 2
  • Celebrations & Solemn Occasions
  • Special Occasions & Gifts
  • Christmas Basic Designs
  • Weddings Basic
  • The Business of Floristry Design

COURSE OUTLINES

FLORISTRY DESIGN – LEVEL 1
Floristry design involves many facets including science, design and business. Students in Level 1 will learn the important components in the care and handling of perishable flowers, design principles, design mechanics and design styles. Learn to construct basic floral designs (round, horizontal, bud vase, symmetrical, traditional dozen in a vase, and basic hand-tied bouquets). Includes 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 ($90 cash). The tool kit is a one-time purchase and can be used for all the Floral Arranging courses

FLORISTRY DESIGN – LEVEL 2
Students will dive deeper into the elements and principles of floral design and learn how to incorporate them into their designs. Applying the basic skills learned in level 1, students will expand by adding more elaborate designs, containers, and flowers with an emphasis on control of materials and speed. (asymmetrical, gridded vase, crescent and different handtied bouquets). Prerequisite: Level 1. A supply fee of $45 per session (payable one week in advance) will cover flowers and materials. The course fee includes a manual and flowers for first session.

CELEBRATIONS & SOLEMN OCCASIONS
Learn to create unique floral arrangements used for celebrations of life, corporate parties, and gala events. Students will be introduced to traditional and modern mechanics, objects, materials and gadgets in order to secure materials and create stability in modern large scale floral designs. Learn about various traditional sympathy designs used in funeral, corporate or gala events (standing sprays, wreaths, tributes and casket designs). A cost of $60 per session (payable one week in advance) will cover flowers. The course fee includes a manual and flowers for first night. Prerequisite: Floral Level 1 & 2.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS & GIFTS
Students will advance their personal design style concepts with the use of textures, dried materials, and application and construction of decorations. By exploring European design trends, spiraling handtied bouquets, traditional oriental practices and current design in the retail industry, students will learn to create floral design for special occasions, seasons and holidays (wreaths, indoor plants, tropical flowers). 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: Floral Level 1 and 2.

CHRISTMAS BASIC DESIGNS
The holiday season comes to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for both inside and outside homes and business. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, and juniper. Cones and berries will add seasonal interest. 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)
Building on skills learned in level 1, 2 and Special Occasions, students will explore more complex designs, with emphasis on industry standards. Receive theory and practical instruction on 3 different bridal hand-held bouquets, bridal party flowers, flowers-to-wear, and use of wedding design equipment. Identify traditional and contemporary design styles using knowledge of geometric designs common to weddings and the mechanical techniques used to execute those designs. Discuss current trends, colour theory and selection of wedding flowers for each season. There is a cost of $60 per week (payable one week in advance) for flowers and other materials. Course fee includes a manual and supplies for first night. Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 and Special Occasions.

THE BUSINESS OF FLORISTRY
This course introduces the business aspects of purchasing and marketing for the floral design industry and includes local/import floral production, wholesale buying of flowers, effective sales techniques, pricing with integrity, floral industry management, retail and entrepreneurial skills, and behind the scenes information. Students use the principles & techniques learned in the previous 6 courses, and will demonstrate their ability to create retail trend designs including ordering, pricing, and final delivery to the client. Six different projects (written & practical) will be graded in order to receive the Floristry Design diploma. Supply fee: $50 per session. The course fee includes the supply fee for the first session. Prerequisite: completion of the other 6 Floral courses.

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:
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8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Wed |  7:00 pm to 8:00 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
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $100 deducted from the course fee. Requests received less than a week prior to classes starting will have $200 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $25 deducted from the course fee. Refunds received less than a week prior to classes starring will have $50 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Career & Business Training/General Interest Courses
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $20. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $30. There will be no refunds once a course starts.