Contemporary Floristry

For the experienced flower arranger who wants to adopt a more contemporary approach.


Why take this course?

This course is for the more experienced flower arranger who would like to introduce their own contemporary ideas to designs.  This course aims to introduce learners to more advanced techniques and designs and encourage them to explore their own creative ideas.

What you will experience

You will be introduced to key skills and gain valuable practice when it comes to different techniques and how to follow trends in floral design. The course will cover:

  • How to choose and prepare suitable flowers and foliage for designs
  • How to use floral foam correctly in designs
  • How to work with different vases & shapes
  • How to work with space and structure
  • How to create the right balance 
  • Introduction to contemporary floristry

Please note there are no formal assessments for this course. 

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study

Entry requirements

Students should have prior experience or knowledge, ideally having completed the Introduction to Flower Arranging or Wedding Floristry courses.

What you need to know

Additional costs

Arrangements will be made using oasis and wire, and students to purchase their own materials. Your tutor will advise on the materials required on a weekly basis.

Next steps




Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
22 April 2020 8 Hours Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £139.00
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If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

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The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

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Telephone: 01224 612330

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