Training Calendar
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn

#jointhebapiaparty


Log in

Training is one of the major keys to success.  With the right knowledge and information you can build and grow a successful business and by keeping up to date with the latest techniques and designs your business can continue to flourish.  Take a look at our training calender and see what is available in your area.


Upcoming events

    • 04 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Liverpool

    Wedding Trends - Sue Bowler CBA

    4th September 2018

    The Venue, Maghull Town Hall, Hall Lane, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 7BB

    Those wanting to keep abreast of the latest trends, so as to inspire even the most style-conscious brides, should look no further than our new Wedding Trends Masterclass. This class focuses on utilising latest colour trends and accessories to create designs that will be a hit in the season ahead, and also uses the latest products in a variety of innovative ways, to help brides achieve “Pinterest-worthy” pictures of their big day.

    There will be a hands-on practical session producing: Elegant and Organic designs, Fun and Interactive elements, and some Retail Deliverables. INCLUDES: A link to a selection of images from a professional photoshoot.

    PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

    Click here For more information or to book tickets online


    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bristol

    Retail Essentials - Stuart Davies CBA

    6th September 2018

    Chipping Sodbury Town Hall57-59 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6AD

    The Retail Essentials course is a fantastic first stage for retailers who want to grow their balloon sales by offering co-ordinated balloon bouquets and deliveries.

    Participants will learn how to create perfect bouquets, simple balloon characters as well as effective pricing and promotion techniques. Price includes portfolio binder of balloon bouquets for every important occasion (one per company).

    Prerequisites : Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters.

    Click here for more information or to book tickets online



    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hayes

    Wedding Trends - Tope Abulude CBA

    6th September 2018

    Hayes Working Mens Club, Pump Lane, Hayes, UB3 3NB

    Those wanting to keep abreast of the latest trends, so as to inspire even the most style-conscious brides, should look no further than our new Wedding Trends Masterclass. This class focuses on utilising latest colour trends and accessories to create designs that will be a hit in the season ahead, and also uses the latest products in a variety of innovative ways, to help brides achieve “Pinterest-worthy” pictures of their big day.

    There will be a hands-on practical session producing: Elegant and Organic designs, Fun and Interactive elements, and some Retail Deliverables. INCLUDES: A link to a selection of images from a professional photoshoot.

    PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

    Click here For more information or to book tickets online


    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Greetings House, Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    11th September 2018

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    For more information or to book call 01922 646666




    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Birmingham

    Chrome Fun with Colin Myles CBA

    12th September 2018

    Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth, Birmingham, B94 6LD

    This course has been developed to help unleash your creativity.  using the fantastic new chrome balloons, you can expect to learn a variety of methods whilst creating designs such as handbags, designer hats, and even a centrepiece with high heel shoes!

    This course is perfect for home based decorators, retailers and twisters.

    Click here for more information or to book tickets online



    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cardiff

    Birthday Trends

    with Keith Stirman cba

    12th September 2018

    Llanishen Village Hall, Church Road East, Llanishen, Cardiff, NP16 6QE

    This new one day Masterclass is perfect for balloon professionals looking to refresh their birthday party portfolio with designs featuring some of the latest and most popular products. With over 5 million babies being born each year in the EU, there are thousands of parties every week that need decor!

    Click here for more details or to book online


    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Kent

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    13th September 2018

    Kent Balloons, Unit 2A Underlyn Ind Est, Underlyn Rd, Tonbridge, Kent, TH12 9AT

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £90.00 plus vat


    For more information or to book call 01622 832213

    www.kentballoons.com





    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Lapworth, Birmingham.

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    18th September 2018

    Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth, Birmingham, B94 6LD

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Click here for more information or to book inline





    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Corringham (nr Basildon) Essex

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Fiona Fisher cba

    25th September 2018

    The Springhouse, Springhouse Road, Corringham, Essex, SS17 7QT

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Click here for more information or to book inline





    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Birmingham

    Retail Essentials - Tope Abulude CBA

    27th September 2018

    Lap worth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth, Birmingham, B94 6LD

    The Retail Essentials course is a fantastic first stage for retailers who want to grow their balloon sales by offering co-ordinated balloon bouquets and deliveries.

    Participants will learn how to create perfect bouquets, simple balloon characters as well as effective pricing and promotion techniques. Price includes portfolio binder of balloon bouquets for every important occasion (one per company).

    Prerequisites : Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters.

    Click here for more information or to book tickets online



    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Glasgow

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Tope Abulude cba

    3rd October 2018

    Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow, G5 0PU

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Click here for more information or to book inline





    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Enfield

    Twisting Made Easy 

    Dominic Cassidy CBA

    3rd October 2018

    Holtwhites Sports & Social Club, 1 Kirkland Drive, Enfield, EN2 0RN

    Twisting Decor Made Easy is a fantastic introduction to Deco-Twisting, covering all the important twisting techniques.  Suitable for beginners, this course is ideal for decorators or retailers and focuses on using modelling balloons to add value and interest to designs with minimal additional cost.

    The class includes a course binder with detailed step-by-step instructions.

    Delegates will require knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons.  A basic knowledge of twisting would be advisable.

    Click here for more information or to book online


    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cheltenham

    What's Hot Right Now Masterclass

    with Stuart Davies CBA

    9th October 2018

    Southam Village Hall, The Close, School Lane, Southam, Cheltenham, Gloucester, GL52 3NS

    Designed to inspire balloon professionals, this one day masterclass uses the latest on-trend products and accessories and is perfect for learning new techniques and for adding new designs to a retail or decor portfolio.  Each class focuses on creating designs in line with themes that are currently trending in the marketplace.

    This course is designed for retailers and event decorators looking to expand their balloon portfolio with a mixture of deliverable designs as well as bigger balloon decor, focused around these on-trend themes:

    Tropical parties

    Unicorns and Mermaids

    New Year Confetti Themed Parties

    This class includes a link to recipe sheets and a selection of images from a professional photo shoot

    Delegates will require a knowledge of basic balloon skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters.  Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a job cost form.

    Click here for more information or to book online




    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Greetings House, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    Seasonal Balloon Decor Class

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Tuesday 9th October 2018

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, Ws1 4NG

    This fully hands on class will cover decor that is suitable for all special occasions, Halloween, Xmas, New Year and corporate events.  designs will incorporate latex, foils & Quick links

    The decor to be covered includes: Balloon Walls, Dance Floor Canopy, Columns, Themed designs and custom centrepieces.

    This course is NOT suitable for beginners, please only attend if you have completed a fundamentals course otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

    Please bring a camera, notes will be provided.

    Cost £120 plus vat

    To book please call 01922 646 666

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cheltenham

    CBA Exam

    with Lucy Hennessey cba & Stuart Davies cba

    10th October 2018

    St Michael's Centre, School road, Bishop's Cleeve, GL52 8BA

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and can only be accomplished after completing three online tests.  This is a four hour assessment of your understanding of the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design

    To book and for more details contact carold@qualatex.com




    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rotherham

    Wedding Trends - Sue Bowler CBA

    11th October 2018

    The Phoenix Sports & Social Club, Pavilion Lane, Brinkworth, Rotherham, S60 5PA

    Those wanting to keep abreast of the latest trends, so as to inspire even the most style-conscious brides, should look no further than our new Wedding Trends Masterclass. This class focuses on utilising latest colour trends and accessories to create designs that will be a hit in the season ahead, and also uses the latest products in a variety of innovative ways, to help brides achieve “Pinterest-worthy” pictures of their big day.

    There will be a hands-on practical session producing: Elegant and Organic designs, Fun and Interactive elements, and some Retail Deliverables. INCLUDES: A link to a selection of images from a professional photoshoot.

    PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

    Click here For more information or to book tickets online


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Southampton

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Mark Drury cba

    17th October 2018

    Testwood Stadium, Salisbury Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 2RW

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Click here for more information or to book inline





    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bristol

    Visual Merchandising

    with Sue Bowler CBA

    18th October 2018

    Chipping Sudbury Town Hall, 57-59 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6AD

    This new visual merchandising course is perfect for retailers who want to continue to grow their balloon sales by attracting more customers and driving sales in-store through effective eye-catching displays.

    Participants will explore the creative, mechanical and business planning elements of effective retail displays:

    Creative: Fundamentals of creating attractive displays

    Mechanical: Proven techniques to ensure creations are practical and durable

    Business: Importance of business planning and tools to help drive the best return on investment

    Retailers are recommended to have completed the "Fundamentals" and/or "Retail Essentials" course ahead of joining this class

    Delegates should have mastered basic balloon techniques.  Applications of theory are addressed, including formulas, elements of design, and cost analysis, so you should be knowledgeable in these areas.

    Click here for more information or to book online



    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Enfield

    CBA Exam

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    24th October 2018

    Holtwhites Sports & Social Club, 1 Kirkland Drive, Enfield, EN2 0RN

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and can only be accomplished after completing three online tests.  This is a four hour assessment of your understanding of the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design

    To book and for more details contact carold@qualatex.com




    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Kent

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    5th November 2018

    Kent Balloons, Unit 2A Underlyn Ind Est, Underlyn Rd, Tonbridge, Kent, TH12 9AT

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £90.00 plus vat


    For more information or to book call 01622 832213

    www.kentballoons.com





    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Crawley

    CBA Exam

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    6th November 2018

    The Charis Centre, west Green Drive, Crawley RH11 7EL

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and can only be accomplished after completing three online tests.  This is a four hour assessment of your understanding of the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design

    To book and for more details contact carold@qualatex.com




    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • York

    CBA Exam

    with Keith Stirman cba

    7th November 2018

    The Parsonage Hotel & Spa, Escrick, York, YO19 6LF

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and can only be accomplished after completing three online tests.  This is a four hour assessment of your understanding of the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design

    To book and for more details contact carold@qualatex.com




    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Royal National Hotel, London, WC1.
    Register


    Register now to be in the draw to take part in:

    The Great Ormond St. Children's Hospital

     Christmas Party Décor Class 2018

      This is our opportunity to give something to some very special youngsters and to meet up with other balloon professionals.

    This is a registration to enter the draw.  Once again this year to be fair to all of our members we are asking you to register first and after registration closes on 31st September 2018 we will draw 25 names from the registrants to decide who will have the opportunity to take part in this great day. 

    On Wednesday 12th December 2018, with the fantastic support of Amscan, Qualatex, BOC, Premium Balloon Accessories, and others to be confirmed, BAPIA is sponsoring the décor for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Christmas Party and we are offering 25 BAPIA members the opportunity to take part in this class with some great instructors, to build fantastic party decor for the children from the hospital.


    This is now our 6th year organising this event decor and it has proven to also be a great networking opportunity for the delegates both during the class and afterwards as we all relax with a drink.  


    Delegates will have access to photographs of the completed décor for use in their own portfolio.

    This is no ordinary party décor.  Due to allergy concerns for some of the youngsters, we are restricted to using only non-latex balloons, and the décor will have to survive 4 separate parties over the following 2 days.  As some children cannot leave the hospital they will not be able to attend the parties, so we have to make some of the décor moveable so the staff and volunteers can “take the party to the children” afterwards.

    This party is supported not only by some of the country’s top companies but is always attended by an array of celebrities (who take 2nd place to Santa) and we want to make sure that this party is the best decorated in town!

    So don't miss this opportunity to support one of the country’s leading children's charities and the chance to work with some great instructors, as well as the opportunity to add some superb images to your own portfolio.

    There will be a charge of £35 for the day.  This will also include a Pizza lunch and refreshments.  Any funds left-over will then be donated to GOSH along with a single donation from BAPIA.

    This is a 100% charitable event with all goods and services for the décor supplied free of charge.

    This class is NOT suitable for beginners, all delegates must have attended a basic/fundamental balloon course as a minimum.

    Details:

    Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018

    Start: 11.00 am (refreshments from 11.00am)

    Finish: 8.00 pm (we do not get access to the function room until 6.00pm)

    Cost £35 per person (non-refundable)

    Location: Royal National Hotel, London, WC1

    Nearest Tube Station: Russell Square (5 minute walk)

Copyright BAPIA Ltd

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software