Sympathy Floristry & Hand tied Bouquet Module 2

NOTS in conjunction with Kay’s School of Floristry are hosting a 4 day Intensive Commercial Sympathy & Funeral Floristry Course also incorporating our Presentation Hand Tied Workshop.

If you are thinking of either working from home to earn a second income, freelance or in a flower shop? This course is essential for your training.

This module 2 Sympathy & Funeral Floristry Course covers all aspects of funeral floristry, from dealing with the bereaved, marketing your business to undertakers and choosing flowers suitable for different funeral arrangements .

Some of you may think this course is a sad course where in fact it is probably one of our most fun course as most of our students are returning students who have completed Module 1 Commercial Flower Arranging and are telling us all of their recent flowery experiences and asking advice.

Most students enrolling on our Commercial Sympathy & Funeral Course have completed Module 1 Intensive Flower Arranging Course or equivalent, however this is not a requirements but some knowledge of flowers and flower arranging would be an asset.

Cost: NOTS are providing 25% funding for employees and self employed participants. The cost of the course will be €450.00 for eligible students or €600 for non members.

To check eligibility or to book a place please contact N.O.T.S (National Organic Training Skillnets) on 071 964 0688 or email

It is essential that if a company wishes to avail of the reduced rate that they secure their place in advance, as places are not guaranteed and funding is limited.

Course Content:

Funeral Floristry Theory covered on this Funeral Flower Course

  • Consulting with customers who are bereaved
  • How to offer constructive advice to your customer on their choice of funeral flowers
  • Preparing your portfolio
  • Purchasing your sundries and materials from flower wholesalers
  • Suitable funeral flowers to create different types of tributes
  • Shop Layout – Counter and points of sale
  • Profit percentages on the sale of flowers and Hand-Tied bouquets
  • Teamwork in a florist
  • How to sell effectively – stock control
  • A day in the life of a Florist- dealing with deliveries, orders etc
  • Working through an Undertaker – percentage markup etc

Practical Funeral Floristry / Demonstration covered on this Module:

  • Eternal Sympathy Circle Wreath
  • Textured Funeral Floral Wreath
  • Round Funeral Wreath edged with pleated ribbon with a floral spray
  • Sympathy Rose in Cello
  • Funeral/Coffin/ Casket Spray
  • Heart Shaped Funeral Wreaths
  • Tribute Funeral  Wreath incorporating a floral spray.
  • A grouped or textured Sympathy Cross Tribute using a selection of retail and garden foliage.
  • Sympathy Pillow or Funeral Cushion Wreath with initials inscribed in flowers
  • Based FuneralFloral tributes
  • The Gates of Heaven Sympathy Tribute

During this Commercial Sympathy & Funeral  Floristry Course Kay’s School of Floristry try to organise a trip to The Dublin City Flower Market and introduce you to some of the Wholesale Flower Suppliers based there.

During your Sympathy & Funeral Flower Training you are provided with step-by-step instructional notes and an itemised list of the materials required for each funeral design and also included is how to cost each funeral design and the commercial selling price you would expect to get for each funeral flower design

As part of Module 2 you also cover the Presentation Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop. Hand tied Flower bouquets are flowers specifically arranged to make a lasting impression and ready to be placed directly into a flower vase, however as they are made in their own Aqua Pack, these Presentation bouquets can be free standing requiring very little maintenance.

Hand-tied Presentation Flower bouquets are ideal for any occasion, be it Birthdays, Anniversary, New Baby, Thank you or Condolences.

Presentation Hand-Tied Flower bouquets are without doubt one of the most requested flower bouquets in a flower shop for any special occasions so they form the basis of any floristry training.

In order to maximize your retail sales or employment potential, it is vital that you master the technique of Hand- Tied Bouquets in Aqua Packs.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will have learnt the following:

  • Purchasing materials & accessories required to create Hand Tied Flower Bouquets Purchasing / Treatment.
  • Cost prices of Flowers
  • Retail percentage markup on Bouquets of flowers
  • Presentation and transporting of Hand Tied Flower Bouquets
  • Mastering the technique of creating a  Hand Tied Flower Bouquets in an Aqua pack & Porto Box
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