Professional Floristry Training Program

NOTS in conjunction with Kay’s School of Floristry- Training School Dublin are hosting a 15 Intensive days of Floristry Training in all aspects of floristry working towards a career as a florist and to work in the flower industry. This 15 day complete training incorporates Modules 1,2,3 & 4 courses in Kay’s School of Floristry.

To see a break down of their modules visit

The Aim of this Floristry Training Course:

This Professional Level Floristry Training Certificate is to equip the learners with the knowledge and skills both practically  and theoretically to working in a the flower sector of their choice or indeed  running their own successful Flower Shop or Freelance Floral Event Service.

Overview of what is covered on this Training Certificate:

  • Commercial Floral Arrangements in Traditional Styles
  • Commercial Contemporary and Modern Style Flower Arrangements
  • Traditional & Contemporary Style Wedding Flowers
  • Commercial Sympathy Floral Displays
  • Large Floral Structures
  • Handtied Bouquets of different styles and structure
  • Choosing Flowers to suit all floristry styles and designs
  • Conditioning and handling of Fresh Flowers
  • Conditioning and Handling of Foliage
  • Examine the array of imported and home grown foliage that is commercially used.
  • Choosing sundries and accessories for the retail market.
  • Ordering Flowers direct from Overseas Floral Suppliers – Holland – (crucial timing of wedding flowers)
  • Opening accounts with Irish Fresh Flower Wholesalers
  • Opening trade accounts with Irish and UK Sundry floral Wholesalers
  • Costing your commercial floral designs
  • Calculating your retail pricing relative to industry standards.
  • Professional Consultation techniques for dealing with both Wedding Couples, Bereaved, Corporate Customers – Consultations forms/ contracts / deposits
  • Business Records – VAT / Record keeping /
  • Registering your business name
  • Effective Stock Control
  • Effective sales techniques
  • Marketing & Promoting yourself as a Florist
  • Effective Branding & Printing advice
  • Developing an online presence through social media
  • Developing a relationship with both online and paper media.
  • Networking for your business
  • Preparing your portfolio for Wedding Work / Sympathy Work / Corporate
  • Building relationships with Undertakers / Wedding Shops / Restaurants etc
  • Collaborating with influencers and Bloggers
  • Planning for photo shoots
  • Styling and Events – Rental Contracts and Running Sheets
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace for you and your staff
  • Shop Location and Shop layout & point of sales
  • Creating an effective Business Plan
  • Preparing for Wedding Fairs or Markets stands
  • Teamwork in a flower shop
  • A day in the life of a Florist- dealing with deliveries, orders etc
  • Floral Mechanics for bespoke designs & large structures

Course Dates:

Module 1,2 & 3 are each 4 days & Module 4 is 3 days bringing the Professional Floristry Course up to 15 Days Training.  Every Day you will work with fresh flowers. Kay’s Flower School will provide you with full access to their Student Resource Section on their Website and also online tutorials.

This Professional Training Program begins on Monday 5th March and continues as follows:

  • Day 1 5th March
  • Day 2 6th March
  • Day 3 7th March
  • Day 4 8th March
  • Day 5 23rd March
  • Day 6 24th March
  • Day 7 25th March
  • Day 8 26th March
  • Day 9 13th April
  • Day 10 14th April
  • Day 11 15th April
  • Day 12 16th April
  • Day 13 10th may
  • Day 14 11th May
  • Day 15 12th May

Course Cost:

NOTS are providing 25% funding for employees and self employed participants. The cost of the course will be €1800.00 for eligible students or €2400 for non members.

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