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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Floristry Practical with Emma Thistlethwaite Level 1

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Unleash your creativity and learn the art of floristry with our inspiring Basics of Floristry course. Designed for beginners, hobbyists, and experienced floral enthusiasts, this course will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to create breathtaking floral arrangements.

 From caring for flowers to understanding design elements and color theory, you'll explore every aspect of floristry. You'll also discover sustainable techniques, including foam-free methods, and learn how to style and photograph your designs. With hands-on tasks and challenging briefs, you'll develop your own unique floral style and expand your design concepts. By the end of the course, you'll have a diverse portfolio showcasing your newfound skills and creative vision.

How will I learn?

Through a combination of practical tasks, theoretical learning, and research projects, you'll immerse yourself in the world of floristry. With guidance from our experienced tuto, you'll gain hands-on experience and knowledge similar to that of the floral industry.

 From spiralling hand ties to large-scale installations, you'll explore a range of techniques and applications, including bouquet work, wiring, wedding installations, and editorial designs. In addition, you'll have access to a wide selection of resources, such as books and magazines, to explore historical and contemporary influences in floristry.

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements are necessary for this course. All we ask is that you have a passion for floristry and a desire to unlock your creative potential. Join us on this floral journey and embark on a path of artistic expression and personal growth.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2023 @ 8.03am (16 hours ago)

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AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
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28th Sep 2023 - 7th Dec 2023
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6:00pm - 8:30pm
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