Introduction to Summer Wedding Flowers

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details




Art & Design

Course Start Date

Thursday 18th April 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 5 Weeks

Course Time

18:30 - 20:30

Course Fee

£ 100.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

Each week you will have an introduction to the design you are making to help you understand the basics of floristry and a demonstration by your tutor. No previous experience is necessary as you will be guided throughout. Below is a basic guide of flowers, foliage and sundries required to complete your designs.

You may wish to obtain your own floristry scissors to bring each week and practise at home.

Your Tutor will advise you the week before what to bring.

Where possible, always look at colours chosen, length of stems needed, and quantities.

You will learn what flowers to select as you gain more knowledge.

– Basic wiring and taping techniques/ leaf stitching/ make your own Buttonhole

– Bridesmaids crown/circlet headress

– Natural tied pew end/chair back , Oasis Pew end/chair back (these can be used to decorate walls, doors or staircases)

– Table centre with candles and matching Napkin ring/side plate decor (Can be used at ceremomy table, wedding reception and general room d‚cor)

Week 5 – Thank you Hand Tied in presentation box

Week 6 – Wedding Corsage

Course Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, just a keen interest in flowers.

What you will Learn

The aims of the course are:
To introduce floristry with the specific focus to floral displays that can be used for weddings
To encourage safe and efficient working practices.

Topics will include:
Care and conditioning of flowers
Principles and elements of design
Constructing a range of designs in floral foam
Basic techniques for wiring and taping flowers and foliage
Designing and making a buttonhole.


This is an essentially practical course with no formal assessment. Learners will receive constructive verbal feedback each week and will be encouraged to keep a photographic record of their work.


This taster course can lead onto other floristry intro courses.

Career Options

Florist, Wedding Planning Support

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units on this leisure course.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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