Training Calendar
 


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Training Calendar

Due to the Covid-19 situation all training was suspended but as the lockdown eases some trainers are offering some training opportunities but only under strict social distancing and hygiene rules.  Please check with the individual training provider as to what their rules are regarding this.

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

    • 22 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Thursday 22nd April 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Saturday 24th April 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Enfield, North London

    FULLY BOOKED

    Wedding and Large Organic Decor

    with Jo Higgs of The Balloon Training Academy

    Sunday 25th April, 10.00am - 4.30pm

    Balloon Training Academy is an established education provider that is set up to offer Balloon Decoration Courses within a local grammar school in Enfield, North London. The school is fully compliant with all Covid guidelines and has strict risk assessments in place to cover us using this facility. We also have our own risk assessment in place and have taken the following precautions to be able to restart our classes on the 20th March 2021.

    (for full details of Covid compliance please see the bottom of the page)

    This class is the next step in balloon creations, students are expected to have already studied at least one other course prior to this to acquire the basic balloon skills needed as no time is offered to teach this within the lesson. The course runs with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 students.

    In this class you will be taught and work hands-on to create: Organic Demi Arch, Large Organic Hooped Design, Creative Arches and Columns, Framed Hearts, Balloon Wall and more. 

    Course Notes provided as an online PowerPoint Presentation. £225 pp (incl a £50 deposit payable when booking)

    For more information or to book click here or

    contact Jo

    07904 178 024


    COVID COMPLIANCE
    The large area we use within the venue is deep cleaned before and after each class to ensure the area is sanitised. 
    The Hall used can accommodate up to 250 people but with Covid Guidelines in place we will have no more than 12 people in the room (Max 10 students and 2 Tutors)
    Each student is given a large table to work at with at least 2 metres between each table. 
    Students are encouraged to stay at their own desks for the majority of the designs taught
    Sanitizer Stations are situated at the entrance to our room and within the venue at various points. 
    Hand washing facilities are available. 
    All equipment is sanitized before class and numbered so each student has their own set of equipment to use within class. 
    Where larger equipment is shared it is spray sanitised between each use by our tutors.
    Windows in the venue are open at all times to allow fresh air to circulate.

    When signing up for class students are asked to agree to the following: 
    To notify us if they have any of the main Covid symptoms: New Cough, Temperature, Loss of Smell or Taste 
    To notify us if they have been requested to isolate or have been in contact with anyone with covid in the past ten days. 
    Not to attend if they are unwell in any way - class will be rebooked for them when they are fit to attend.
    All students will have their temperatures checked on arrival using a digital thermometer and if raised will be re tested after 10 minutes and then if no change to the normal range will be asked to leave the venue and attend on a new date.
    All students (unless medically exempt with a current certificate, will be expected to wear a face covering throughout the class (unless the government has advised we are no longer required to ask this)
    Bottled Water & Hot Drinks will be provided (in disposable cups) but students are asked to provide their own snacks throughout the day to avoid any cross contamination.
    Course Notes are provided as an online resource.

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Wednesday 28th April 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 05 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Wednesday 5th May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 06 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, W. Midlands

    Demi Arch class 

    with Matt Lewis

    Thursday 6th May 2021

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    Maximum 10 students per class.  Covid guidelines will be followed to keep you safe.

    Matt will be teaching how to create a Demi Arch and will consist of:

    * Learning how to construct the framework for the Demi Arch 
    * Learning the skills and techniques to attach the balloons
    * Adding in accessories to enhance the overall display
    * Incorporating build time and costings
    * Pricing the job

    By the end of the course you will have gained the knowledge and experience to be able to create your own Demi Arch for your customers and understand how the techniques learned can be used in other similar structures.

     Price £120 + vat per person

    For more information or to book Click here or on the logo below


    • 07 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Friday 7th May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 09 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Level Two Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Sunday 9th May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA



    Level Two Balloon Course

    Level Two is for students who have completed the basics course and will put those skills into advanced techniques.

    The objective of this course is to expand your skills, knowledge and most of all to give you confidence. It has been designed to give the students the fundamentals of more advanced balloon work, which is very much hands on and up to date.

    Topics Covered

    Cloud Nine, Square Pack Wall, Topiary Design, Aluminium Rod shapes, Heart, Arch, Organic frame design. Design with Quick Link balloons, Déco Bubble Balloon design.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 09 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Enfield, North London

    New Baby, Wedding Centrepiece 

    & Delivery Arrangement Class

    with Jo Higgs of The Balloon Training Academy

    Sunday 9th May, 10.00am - 4.30pm

    Balloon Training Academy is an established education provider that is set up to offer Balloon Decoration Courses within a local grammar school in Enfield, North London. The school is fully compliant with all Covid guidelines and has strict risk assessments in place to cover us using this facility. We also have our own risk assessment in place and have taken the following precautions to be able to restart our classes on the 20th March 2021.

    (for full details of Covid compliance please see the bottom of the page)

    This stand alone one day certified course offers you the chance to create a selection of beautiful designs for Gender Reveal, New Baby, Christening, 1st Birthday, Engagement, Anniversary and Wedding. Students will work hands on and all designs are yours to take home. This course teaches how to use a Vinyl cutter to enhance your designs. Course Notes are provided as an online resource PLUS each student is given a Fantasy Flower Home Learning Kit to take away with them (Fantasy Flower Training Kit usually £65).

     £235 pp  (incl a £50 deposit payable when booking)

    For more information or to book click here or

    contact Jo

    07904 178 024


    COVID COMPLIANCE
    The large area we use within the venue is deep cleaned before and after each class to ensure the area is sanitised. 
    The Hall used can accommodate up to 250 people but with Covid Guidelines in place we will have no more than 12 people in the room (Max 10 students and 2 Tutors)
    Each student is given a large table to work at with at least 2 metres between each table. 
    Students are encouraged to stay at their own desks for the majority of the designs taught
    Sanitizer Stations are situated at the entrance to our room and within the venue at various points. 
    Hand washing facilities are available. 
    All equipment is sanitized before class and numbered so each student has their own set of equipment to use within class. 
    Where larger equipment is shared it is spray sanitised between each use by our tutors.
    Windows in the venue are open at all times to allow fresh air to circulate.

    When signing up for class students are asked to agree to the following: 
    To notify us if they have any of the main Covid symptoms: New Cough, Temperature, Loss of Smell or Taste 
    To notify us if they have been requested to isolate or have been in contact with anyone with covid in the past ten days. 
    Not to attend if they are unwell in any way - class will be rebooked for them when they are fit to attend.
    All students will have their temperatures checked on arrival using a digital thermometer and if raised will be re tested after 10 minutes and then if no change to the normal range will be asked to leave the venue and attend on a new date.
    All students (unless medically exempt with a current certificate, will be expected to wear a face covering throughout the class (unless the government has advised we are no longer required to ask this)
    Bottled Water & Hot Drinks will be provided (in disposable cups) but students are asked to provide their own snacks throughout the day to avoid any cross contamination.
    Course Notes are provided as an online resource.

    • 11 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, West Midlands

    Wedding Decor Workshop

    (Fulfilling Dreams)

    With Angie George

    Tuesday 11th May 2021, 9am - 3pm

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, W. Midlands, WS1 4NG

    Weddings are a serious business!

    A hands-on workshop using balloons, florals & accessories.  A day packed with inspirational Wedding Design ideas, top tips & practical advice.

    You will explore various styles & techniques to create unique, aesthetic designs.  You will gain confidence in selecting & using different mediums to enhance your designs and create decor that provides that unique magical, romantic setting for your client's big day!

    For more information or to book Click here 


    • 12 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Level Two Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Wednesday 12th May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA



    Level Two Balloon Course

    Level Two is for students who have completed the basics course and will put those skills into advanced techniques.

    The objective of this course is to expand your skills, knowledge and most of all to give you confidence. It has been designed to give the students the fundamentals of more advanced balloon work, which is very much hands on and up to date.

    Topics Covered

    Cloud Nine, Square Pack Wall, Topiary Design, Aluminium Rod shapes, Heart, Arch, Organic frame design. Design with Quick Link balloons, Déco Bubble Balloon design.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 13 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, W. Midlands

    Demi Arch class 

    with Matt Lewis

    Thursday 13th May 2021

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    Maximum 10 students per class.  Covid guidelines will be followed to keep you safe.

    Matt will be teaching how to create a Demi Arch and will consist of:

    * Learning how to construct the framework for the Demi Arch 
    * Learning the skills and techniques to attach the balloons
    * Adding in accessories to enhance the overall display
    * Incorporating build time and costings
    * Pricing the job

    By the end of the course you will have gained the knowledge and experience to be able to create your own Demi Arch for your customers and understand how the techniques learned can be used in other similar structures.

    Price £120 + vat per person

    For more information or to book Click here or on the logo below


    • 16 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Sunday 16th May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 19 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, W. Midlands

    It's What's Inside That Counts

    with Nat Saunders

    Wednesday 19th May 2021

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    Limited Availability due to social distancing. 

    Covid guidelines will be followed to keep you safe.


    Ever wondered how do you get items inside a balloon? Well this 'on-trend' course will show you how to create these lovely displays, the correct techniques and how using your imagination you can create gorgeous bespoke designs for your customers.

    Natalie will teach you using Latex, Deco Bubbles, Aquas and Clearz, helium and air filled designs, we will be exploring the different techniques on how to fill balloons with confetti, flowers, balloons and even water!

    This one day hands on course will teach you the individual properties of each manufacturers balloons which will enable you to choose which balloon is best for each job.

    This course will be full on and fun and afterwards you will have gained the knowledge to really enhance your decorating skills and take your business to another level.

     

    Price £120 + vat per person

    For more information or to book Click here or on the logo below:






    • 20 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, W. Midlands

    Demi Arch class 

    with Matt Lewis

    Thursday 20th May 2021

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    Maximum 10 students per class.  Covid guidelines will be followed to keep you safe.

    Matt will be teaching how to create a Demi Arch and will consist of:

    * Learning how to construct the framework for the Demi Arch 
    * Learning the skills and techniques to attach the balloons
    * Adding in accessories to enhance the overall display
    * Incorporating build time and costings
    * Pricing the job

    By the end of the course you will have gained the knowledge and experience to be able to create your own Demi Arch for your customers and understand how the techniques learned can be used in other similar structures.

    Price £120 + vat per person

    For more information or to book Click here or on the logo below


    • 21 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Friday 21st May 2021

    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 does not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £100.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500






    • 22 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Saturday 22nd May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 23 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Sunday 23rd May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 23 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Enfield, North London

    Beginners Creative Fundamentals

    with Jo Higgs of The Balloon Training Academy

    Sunday 23rd May, 10.00am - 4.30pm

    Balloon Training Academy is an established education provider that is set up to offer Balloon Decoration Courses within a local grammar school in Enfield, North London. The school is fully compliant with all Covid guidelines and has strict risk assessments in place to cover us using this facility. We also have our own risk assessment in place and have taken the following precautions to be able to restart our classes on the 20th March 2021.

    (for full details of Covid compliance please see the bottom of the page)

    This is a great course to get you started, covering all the Fundamental Techniques in Sizing, Tying, Duplets, Clusters, Square Pack, Inflation using Helium and Air,  Float Times, Hi Float, Balloon Shine, Sourcing Products, Equipment, Pricing Designs and Setting up Social Media. This class teaches Balloon Bouquets, Balloon Columns, Balloon Arch, Air Filled Balloon Arrangements, Bubble Balloons and Garlands. All products are provided and all designs personally created are yours to keep.Course notes provided as an online powerpoint presentation. 

    Certificate awarded on completion.  

    £185 pp (incl a £50 deposit payable when booking)

    For more information or to book click here or

    contact Jo

    07904 178 024


    COVID COMPLIANCE
    The large area we use within the venue is deep cleaned before and after each class to ensure the area is sanitised. 
    The Hall used can accommodate up to 250 people but with Covid Guidelines in place we will have no more than 12 people in the room (Max 10 students and 2 Tutors)
    Each student is given a large table to work at with at least 2 metres between each table. 
    Students are encouraged to stay at their own desks for the majority of the designs taught
    Sanitizer Stations are situated at the entrance to our room and within the venue at various points. 
    Hand washing facilities are available. 
    All equipment is sanitized before class and numbered so each student has their own set of equipment to use within class. 
    Where larger equipment is shared it is spray sanitised between each use by our tutors.
    Windows in the venue are open at all times to allow fresh air to circulate.

    When signing up for class students are asked to agree to the following: 
    To notify us if they have any of the main Covid symptoms: New Cough, Temperature, Loss of Smell or Taste 
    To notify us if they have been requested to isolate or have been in contact with anyone with covid in the past ten days. 
    Not to attend if they are unwell in any way - class will be rebooked for them when they are fit to attend.
    All students will have their temperatures checked on arrival using a digital thermometer and if raised will be re tested after 10 minutes and then if no change to the normal range will be asked to leave the venue and attend on a new date.
    All students (unless medically exempt with a current certificate, will be expected to wear a face covering throughout the class (unless the government has advised we are no longer required to ask this)
    Bottled Water & Hot Drinks will be provided (in disposable cups) but students are asked to provide their own snacks throughout the day to avoid any cross contamination.
    Course Notes are provided as an online resource.

    • 25 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, West Midlands

    Baby workshop including Baby Reveal & Baby’s 1st 

    With Angie George

    Tuesday 25th May 2021, 9am - 3pm

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, W. Midlands, WS1 4NG

    Limited availability due to Covid restrictions.


    Baby - A practical hands-on workshop focusing on the endless opportunities for creative designs based around babies and their early milestones. Exploring inspirational ideas to create stunning unique designs for all baby related occasions from Gender Reveal through to 1st birthdays.


    £150.00 + VAT

    For more information or to book Click Here or click on the following logo:





    • 30 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Level Two Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Sunday 30th May 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA



    Level Two Balloon Course

    Level Two is for students who have completed the basics course and will put those skills into advanced techniques.

    The objective of this course is to expand your skills, knowledge and most of all to give you confidence. It has been designed to give the students the fundamentals of more advanced balloon work, which is very much hands on and up to date.

    Topics Covered

    Cloud Nine, Square Pack Wall, Topiary Design, Aluminium Rod shapes, Heart, Arch, Organic frame design. Design with Quick Link balloons, Déco Bubble Balloon design.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 01 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Tuesday 1st June 2021

    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 does not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £100.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500






    • 02 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Wednesday 2nd June 2021

    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 does not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £100.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500






    • 03 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Thursday 3rd June 2021

    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 does not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £100.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500






    • 06 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Sunday 6th June 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 08 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, West Midlands

    Centerpiece Workshop 

    With Angie George

    Tuesday 8th June 2021, 9am - 3pm

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, W. Midlands, WS1 4NG

    Limited availability due to Covid restrictions



    Centerpieces - This hands-on course will build your existing knowledge & practical skills and guide you in to creating stunning, artistic compositions. you will be equipped with key techniques and principles used in design and practical step-by-step guidance will be given to give you the confidence in exploring and experimenting with a variety of florist materials and accessories.

     


    £150.00 + VAT

    For more information or to book Click Here or click on the following logo:


    • 09 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Level Two Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Wednesday 9th June 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA



    Level Two Balloon Course

    Level Two is for students who have completed the basics course and will put those skills into advanced techniques.

    The objective of this course is to expand your skills, knowledge and most of all to give you confidence. It has been designed to give the students the fundamentals of more advanced balloon work, which is very much hands on and up to date.

    Topics Covered

    Cloud Nine, Square Pack Wall, Topiary Design, Aluminium Rod shapes, Heart, Arch, Organic frame design. Design with Quick Link balloons, Déco Bubble Balloon design.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, W. Midlands

    It's What's Inside That Counts

    with Nat Saunders

    Thursday 10th June 2021

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    Limited availability due to Covid restrictions.

    Ever wondered how do you get items inside a balloon? Well this 'on-trend' course will show you how to create these lovely displays, the correct techniques and how using your imagination you can create gorgeous bespoke designs for your customers.

    Natalie will teach you using Latex, Deco Bubbles, Aquas and Clearz, helium and air filled designs, we will be exploring the different techniques on how to fill balloons with confetti, flowers, balloons and even water!

    This one day hands on course will teach you the individual properties of each manufacturers balloons which will enable you to choose which balloon is best for each job.

    This course will be full on and fun and afterwards you will have gained the knowledge to really enhance your decorating skills and take your business to another level.

     

    Price £120 + vat per person

    For more information or to book Click Here  or on the logo below






    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Enfield, North London

    Build a Business

    with Personalised Bubbles & Foil Balloons

    with Jo Higgs of The Balloon Training Academy

    Saturday 12th June, 10.00am - 4.30pm

    Balloon Training Academy is an established education provider that is set up to offer Balloon Decoration Courses within a local grammar school in Enfield, North London. The school is fully compliant with all Covid guidelines and has strict risk assessments in place to cover us using this facility. We also have our own risk assessment in place and have taken the following precautions to be able to restart our classes on the 20th March 2021.

    (for full details of Covid compliance please see the bottom of the page)

    Personalising your Creations with Vinyl using Cameo craft machine, business module, guidance, marketing, pricing for profit and in depth look at a variety of projects.
     

    £195 pp (incl a £50 deposit payable when booking)

    For more information or to book click here or

    contact Jo

    07904 178 024


    COVID COMPLIANCE
    The large area we use within the venue is deep cleaned before and after each class to ensure the area is sanitised. 
    The Hall used can accommodate up to 250 people but with Covid Guidelines in place we will have no more than 12 people in the room (Max 10 students and 2 Tutors)
    Each student is given a large table to work at with at least 2 metres between each table. 
    Students are encouraged to stay at their own desks for the majority of the designs taught
    Sanitizer Stations are situated at the entrance to our room and within the venue at various points. 
    Hand washing facilities are available. 
    All equipment is sanitized before class and numbered so each student has their own set of equipment to use within class. 
    Where larger equipment is shared it is spray sanitised between each use by our tutors.
    Windows in the venue are open at all times to allow fresh air to circulate.

    When signing up for class students are asked to agree to the following: 
    To notify us if they have any of the main Covid symptoms: New Cough, Temperature, Loss of Smell or Taste 
    To notify us if they have been requested to isolate or have been in contact with anyone with covid in the past ten days. 
    Not to attend if they are unwell in any way - class will be rebooked for them when they are fit to attend.
    All students will have their temperatures checked on arrival using a digital thermometer and if raised will be re tested after 10 minutes and then if no change to the normal range will be asked to leave the venue and attend on a new date.
    All students (unless medically exempt with a current certificate, will be expected to wear a face covering throughout the class (unless the government has advised we are no longer required to ask this)
    Bottled Water & Hot Drinks will be provided (in disposable cups) but students are asked to provide their own snacks throughout the day to avoid any cross contamination.
    Course Notes are provided as an online resource.

    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Basics Level One Balloon Class

    with Rita Kyriacou

    Sunday 13th June 2021

    Marguerites, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4BA


    Basics Level One Balloon Course

    A comprehensive introduction to the Balloon Industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics Covered

    Decorators Kit, Helium gas safety and procedures,

    Balloon types, Inflation Techniques,

    Duplets, Clusters, Balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spiral Garlands, Double Bubble,

    Confetti balloon, Orbz Design

    Balloons releases and the environment.

    Job costing.


    At Marguerites we believe in delivering training that is the most up to date and unbiased.

    Classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 3 in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.


    For more information or to book call:  01279 639508/07973 788006

    or email:  ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Thursday 24th June 2021

    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 does not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £100.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500






    • 27 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Enfield, North London

    Jungle Theme Party Decor

    Portfolio Day

    with Jo Higgs of The Balloon Training Academy

    Sunday 27th June, 10.00am - 4.30pm

    Balloon Training Academy is an established education provider that is set up to offer Balloon Decoration Courses within a local grammar school in Enfield, North London. The school is fully compliant with all Covid guidelines and has strict risk assessments in place to cover us using this facility. We also have our own risk assessment in place and have taken the following precautions to be able to restart our classes on the 20th March 2021.

    (for full details of Covid compliance please see the bottom of the page)

    in this class we will work together to create a jungle themed room: centre pieces, room decor, organic decor, creative animal designs and more.. the perfect course to boost your portfolio. A basic understanding of fundamental techniques needed. 
    Enquire for details.
     

    £235 pp (incl a £50 deposit payable when booking)

    10% Discount for BAPIA members

    For more information or to book click here or

    contact Jo

    07904 178 024


    COVID COMPLIANCE
    The large area we use within the venue is deep cleaned before and after each class to ensure the area is sanitised. 
    The Hall used can accommodate up to 250 people but with Covid Guidelines in place we will have no more than 12 people in the room (Max 10 students and 2 Tutors)
    Each student is given a large table to work at with at least 2 metres between each table. 
    Students are encouraged to stay at their own desks for the majority of the designs taught
    Sanitizer Stations are situated at the entrance to our room and within the venue at various points. 
    Hand washing facilities are available. 
    All equipment is sanitized before class and numbered so each student has their own set of equipment to use within class. 
    Where larger equipment is shared it is spray sanitised between each use by our tutors.
    Windows in the venue are open at all times to allow fresh air to circulate.

    When signing up for class students are asked to agree to the following: 
    To notify us if they have any of the main Covid symptoms: New Cough, Temperature, Loss of Smell or Taste 
    To notify us if they have been requested to isolate or have been in contact with anyone with covid in the past ten days. 
    Not to attend if they are unwell in any way - class will be rebooked for them when they are fit to attend.
    All students will have their temperatures checked on arrival using a digital thermometer and if raised will be re tested after 10 minutes and then if no change to the normal range will be asked to leave the venue and attend on a new date.
    All students (unless medically exempt with a current certificate, will be expected to wear a face covering throughout the class (unless the government has advised we are no longer required to ask this)
    Bottled Water & Hot Drinks will be provided (in disposable cups) but students are asked to provide their own snacks throughout the day to avoid any cross contamination.
    Course Notes are provided as an online resource.

    • 01 Jul 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Walsall, W. Midlands

    Organics

    with Nat Saunders

    Thursday 1st July 2021

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

    Limited availability due to Covid restrictions.

    In this full-on course you will be correctly constructing an organic garland with added materials for that 'up-sell' opportunity. You will also be creating the very sellable Balloon Hoop Design which is becoming a massive trend on Social Media.

    Leaving the best (and biggest) till last, you will be constructing an organic balloon wall to create an amazing backdrop for those all important social media photos! 

    On successful completion of this course you will also receive a certificate of attendance.


    Price £120 + vat per person

    For more information or to book Click Here or on the logo below




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