National Organic Training Skillnet has received funding from Skillnet Ireland for training courses through the Employment Activation Programme (EAP) initiative in 2018. The EAP is a 100% government funded initiative aimed solely at training unemployed people. It provides skills which are in demand by industry, combined with direct access to employers through securing a work placement.
See more information and Eligibility Criteria at https://www.skillnetireland.ie/about/developing-your-skills/developing-irelands-future-workforce/#eligibility
This programme will equip participants with both the technical & business knowledge and skills necessary to effectively run their own successful floristry business.
At the end of this training programme participants will be able to:
• Examine modern floristry and the requirements to be successful in the trade
• Assemble, Prepare & Wrap a range of commercial flower arrangements for different occasions [to include hand tied floral tributes, funeral tributes, wedding flowers & festive arrangements] to meet quality technical and aesthetic requirements
• Develop a standard costing formula and calculate retail cost for a diverse range of floral designs
• Demonstrate the principles of stock control
• Explore the realities and practicalities of running your own Floristry business
• Explore how to complete a business plan
Please note, this plan is subject to change depending on the needs of the group.
➢ Introduction & Programme plan
➢ Introduction to Floristry
➢ Flower Arranging
➢ Customer Service
➢ Flower Conditioning & Handling
➢ Hand Tied Floral Design
➢ Flower Assembly, Preparation & Wrapping
➢ Costing Floral Designs
➢ Festive Arrangements
➢ Receipt/Ordering Stock Control
➢ Business Set up/Record Keeping
➢ Business Planning/Networking for Business
➢ Plan & Assemble Wedding Flowers
➢ Funeral tributes
This programme is designed for both start up and established floristry businesses and will be tailored to address the needs of each participant as required.
This is a 10-day course ran over a 5 week period, 2 days per week + 5 days work placement.
You will receive a National Organic Training Skillnet “Professional Floristry Skills” certificate.
To register your interest please register here and the NOTS team will be in touch with you shortly with further instructions.
Please note you may be requested to send a a brief CV and cover letter to the: National Organic Training Skillnet via email email@example.com or by post to National Organic Training Skillnet, The Enterprise Centre, Hill Road, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.
Places will be limited as the demand will be high for this course. Therefore you may be called for an interview. For additional information please contact the National Organic Training Skillnet Team on 071-9640688, E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
A Room in Bloom, Garden Vale , Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Please note the first day 26th of November 2018 and the 8th of January 2019 will take place offsite.
The venue for these 2 offsite days will take place in The Creggan Court Hotel, Kilmartin N6 Centre, N37 YW25., Dublin Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
MSc / PGDip in Organic Farming
Small Growers Newtork - Closed Event
Tullamore Court Hotel
Professional Floristry Skills (EAP)
Starting 26th Nov - 15th of Jan 2019
A Room in Bloom, Garden Vale, Athlone
EAP Business of Food
Starting 28th Jan - 21st of March 2019
Organic Marklet Gardening 2019
Every second Wednesday from January 30th to September 25th inclusive
Ballyknavin, Bridgetown , Killaloe , Co Clare . Post code V94EH50