Course curriculum

  • 02

    What You Need To Do Get Certified For Module 1

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    • What You Need To Do To Get Certified
    • Preparing Your Portfolio
  • 03

    Conditioning Flowers

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    • An Over View To Conditioning Flowers
    • Chemical You May Use As A Professional
    • How to Sterilize and Maintain Bucket Hygiene
    • Answer 5 Questions on Conditioning Flowers
  • 04

    Introduction To Your Kit & Your Flowers

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    • What is in your Starter Sundry Kit When It Arrives
    • About Floral Foam
    • Your Flower Delivery - Unboxing
    • What to do with your Gyp / Wax Flower
    • Condition Your Bear Grass Next
    • Conditioning Your Alstromeria
    • Now to condition your Roses
    • Conditioning Lillies
    • Next up is Your Lissianthus
    • Watch how to conditioning your germini
    • Conditioning Carnations / Dianthus
    • Fatsia / Aralia , What to do
    • Last but not least its your foliage
  • 05

    Practical Designs For Certificate

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    • Traditional Posie Flower Arrangement - Part Of Certificate
    • Traditional Country Style Basket Arrangement - Part Of Your Certificate
    • Posie Design With A Modern Twist - Part Of Certificate
    • Recap Of the Posy Design
  • 06

    Practical Designs For Certificate

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    • Modern All Tied Up Arrangement - Part Of Certificate
    • Modern Lilly / Germini & Lisianthus Part 1 - Part Of Your Certificate
    • Moderm Lilly Germini & Lisianthus Arrangement Part 2
    • Modern Lilly Germini & Lisianthus Part 3 - Part Of Your Certificate
  • 07

    Bow Bows Bows

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    • Introduction To Making Florist Bows
    • How to make a large cluster (Barbie) Bow
    • How To Make Large Cluster Two Colour Bow
    • How to Make A Small Cluster Bow
    • How to make a single collar bow (figure of 8)
  • 08

    Costing & pricing Your Designs

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    • Costing & Pricing Your Posy
    • Costing & Pricing The All Tied Up Arrangement
  • 09

    Important Skills To Practice

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    • How To Gutta Tape
    • Know Your Types Of Wires
  • 10

    Wholesalers & Trade Cards

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    • Some General Tips on Wholesalers
    • How to use the Hoek Online Dutch Flower Site
    • Answer the following questions
  • 11

    Health & Safety In Floristry

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    • How to Avoid Blocked Sinks & Drains in your studio or shop
    • Using Your Scissors Correctly & Safely
    • Before You Design Your Working Space
    • Choosing A Floor In Your Work Studio or Shop
    • Good House Keeping in a Flower Shop or Studio
    • If Your Have Stairs In Your Work Place
    • Using Ladders in Your Work Place
    • Trip Hazards In A Flower Studio or Flower Shop
    • Manual Handling In Flower Shop or Studio
    • Safety Statements in Flower Shops
    • Staff Hand Book & Contract
    • Health & Safety Conclusion
    • Answer The Following Questions
  • 12

    Principles & Rules of Flower Arranging

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    • 7 Principles of Flower Arranging
    • 5 Basic Rules To Follow In Flower Arranging
  • 13

    Working In a Flower Shop

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    • What You Need To Know About Working in A Flower Shop
    • What Employers Expect a Junior Florist to know
    • What a Wedding and Event Floral Company would expect of a junior florist
  • 14

    Starting Your Own Flower Business

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    • Choosing & Registering Your Business Name
    • What to consider before starting your own flower business
    • Do I Need To Register For VAT
    • Stock Control In Your Flower Business
    • Answer the following questions
  • 15

    Branding & Social Media

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    • Branding Tips For Your Business
    • Louise Mc Donnell Facebook For Business
  • 16

    Bonus Flower Arrangements - Not Part of Your Certificate

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    • Modern Cymbidium Orchid Arrangement
    • Modern Pink Gladioli Blooms & Germini
    • Modern Spring Arrangement with Aliums & Stock
    • Modern Lisianthus & Iris Arrangement
    • Vintage Hat Box Arrangement
  • 17

    Final Assessment

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    • End Of Course Quiz
  • 18

    Conclusion from Janette

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    • Janette's Recap & Top Flower Arranging Tips
    • Introduction to Module 2 Professional Floristry Certificate Program
    • Final Word From Janette

Social proof: reviews

Carmel Kenny

“This is a fantastic course. Janette and Deirdre were so helpful and supportive throughout the course. You can do it at your own pace and you have the support from Janette and other students in your Bloom Room. Janette is a fantastic teacher and sh...”

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“This is a fantastic course. Janette and Deirdre were so helpful and supportive throughout the course. You can do it at your own pace and you have the support from Janette and other students in your Bloom Room. Janette is a fantastic teacher and she definitely goes above and beyond to help everyone during the course. I would highly recommend this course and I am delighted that I took the opportunity to do it.”

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Berni Hurley

““San Jose” Avondale. Portarlington. Laois. Review: Online Course Module 1 @ Kay’s Flower School. Rialto Dublin. Ireland. Making the decision to an online course came after a great deal of consideration. Purel...”

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““San Jose” Avondale. Portarlington. Laois. Review: Online Course Module 1 @ Kay’s Flower School. Rialto Dublin. Ireland. Making the decision to an online course came after a great deal of consideration. Purely on the grounds I had attended Kay’s Flower School on other modules in person in their wonderful educational environment in Rialto, Dublin and being a Culchie it involved a car journey to my local railway station, train to Dublin and a Luas ride of only a few minutes followed by a 3 minute walk to the school all within a hour if planned properly and the walk was within an area that one felt safe with plenty going on all around. I was spoiled each time I attended the school; the content and the syllabus were delivered by Janet & Deirdre in the most professional manner. Friendliness beamed from both ladies like a bright shinning light, explanations in every area to detailed depth, topped with a rainbow of colours of flowers, designs, expressed in shape, love, elegance, wildness and splendor of the highest standard of education in the area of floristry and design. Decision made, in the current situation of Covid 19 I stepped into the online course and happily too my place in the Bloom Room which I was assigned to, with expectations of enjoyment but fear of the unknown. Module 1 completed, I am totally over the moon, with the content, explanations, every step so easy to follow, answers to questions as they arose by placing a comment or question in the comment area of the private bloom room or privately by message all catering for ones comfort zone. No question asked was treated with insignificance but treated like a flower treated and nourished to the highest standard resulting in blossoming with pride in oneself. One caught every detail not missing anything with the benefit of the reply button. Materials, notes, flowers & foliage all delivered to your doorstep. It all started with an on-screen journey excitingly eagerly awaited arrival encouraged by two outstanding ladies in the comfort of your own home and time availability. Technology to one’s own comfort but encouraged to try new, give it a go, take photos, be the basic or brave, go for it. Added advantages, playback any section as many times as you like. Pausing Janet, ability to take notes and one’s own pace. Having the screen in front of you as you make each arrangement, Janet step by step beside you in the comfort of your own home. Deirdre always showing live tips on access to areas online and encouragement to explore. My description of the two girls “Like the blousy peony nothing without the rich greenery” just like any brilliant double act one enriched by the other. Thoughts on doing future online Courses: Positives:  Time saved on travel and money saved on travel which totaled about a 1/3rd of the price to the course.  Comfort of your own home.  Speed at one’s own pace.  Reply, reply, reply, Pause.  New friends in the Bloom Room.  Technical support, confidence building.  Total one to one training (with warmth of group involvement.) Negative: Total based on my own personal experience on meeting the girls previously in person, loved meeting them both, a breath of fresh air loved sharing the cuppa plus the wagon wheel or penguin. Regards Berni”

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Angela Clarke

“I really enjoyed this course. As a complete beginner I found the course well structured and user friendly and the support from Janette and Deirdre is excellent. Also the support from the other students is great and everyone is so encouraging. I...”

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“I really enjoyed this course. As a complete beginner I found the course well structured and user friendly and the support from Janette and Deirdre is excellent. Also the support from the other students is great and everyone is so encouraging. I would definitely recommend it 😊 Angela Clarke ”

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Wendy Connolly

“I have almost completed Module 1 with Janette and Deirdre at Kay's Flower School. At first I was sceptical of the online course as I had completed an online course in the past in a different profession and found it really difficult as you were lef...”

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“I have almost completed Module 1 with Janette and Deirdre at Kay's Flower School. At first I was sceptical of the online course as I had completed an online course in the past in a different profession and found it really difficult as you were left very much to your own devices with very little communication from the college. This was not the case with Kays Flower School. The course content was well communicated and easy to follow. Janette and Deirdre were always popping online to check in with us, answering questions and giving us tips and advice. I have really enjoyed the course and learnt so much, I have already enrolled in Module 2 and I am looking forward to learning so much more.”

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rosemary strange

“Hello everyone,I must say I really enjoy the course I learned so much..The Conditioning of all types of flowers was very interesting..Thank you Janette and Deirdre for this experience.You were very helpful ❤🌺”

“Hello everyone,I must say I really enjoy the course I learned so much..The Conditioning of all types of flowers was very interesting..Thank you Janette and Deirdre for this experience.You were very helpful ❤🌺”

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Catherine Moriarty

“Thank you do much for sharing all your knowledge with us over the four weeks. It is very satisfying to see the end product of each arrangement. I really enjoyed every minute of it and Janette and Deirdre are 100% honest and so helpful when talking...”

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“Thank you do much for sharing all your knowledge with us over the four weeks. It is very satisfying to see the end product of each arrangement. I really enjoyed every minute of it and Janette and Deirdre are 100% honest and so helpful when talking about the floristry business. I really didn't think I would manage it but you both have so much time to explaining and demonstrating that it was so doable. All the notes and diagrams will be of huge help in the future. The bonus arrangements were a real treat. Many thanks for a great 4 weeks of fun and learning. A1 course.”

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