Our 2 week Intensive Career Change Course is full to bursting with both the practical and business skills you require to launch your own creative floristry business. Working from the basic to the advanced we take you from hand-tied bouquets through to large scale installations. It is our will that you find your own creative style of floristry and in order that we promote this within your practise you’ll find that we don’t demonstrate our designs fully. If we do this you will simply copy and be less likely to grow in confidence as quickly as we need you too. We do of course lead and guide you through your practical piece however, we encourage you to find your own way resulting in a style that’s true to you. We always provide an abundance of the most beautiful flowers, British and local when possible for you to work with. We lead the way showing you how to choose your flowers, what to look for and most importantly what they’re called! It is vital for your confidence that you choose your own flowers, we won’t be there post course to choose for you and of course it also means that your arrangement will be individual too – just like you!
Alongside the practical elements we also help you to build the skills required to start your new creative business. Included in these skills are photography, branding, marketing, social media, business start up skills and a group business coaching session. Once you have completed your course with us you are invited to join our closed Tallulah Rose Student Forum. Here you will be welcomed by former Tallulah students all willing to help and support you through those early days and beyond ! We also have a Tallulah Freelance Floristry page where you’ll find intern, work experience and job opportunities too.
We are often asked ‘what is the difference between the 2 and 4 week course?’ Our 2 week course was established five years ago, initially at the request of school teachers wanting to learn during the summer holidays, it was so successful that we continued! We can’t squeeze everything into two weeks, however after years of experience we know exactly what elements we need to teach in order that you have both the skills and the confidence to launch your own florist business. You can see from our Student Stories that many have indeed done just that!
Without stating the obvious, that we have you for two weeks less, the main differences between the courses are; business skills – you are given exactly the same information that is included within our 4 week course however we simply don’t have the time to discuss all the business modules in such great detail, two days versus five. We use our time together wisely however and choose the modules that are most beneficial discussed within a group environment, for example, ideas to market your business and where to sell your floristry services.
Practical skills – you have eight days of practical floristry on our 2 week Career Change Course and fourteen days on our 4 week course. The additional days on our 4 week course cover planning, purchasing and designing your own small event along with additional large scale installation work. If completing our 2 week course is your only option please don’t panic, we’ll ensure that you leave armed with all the skills you need to set you on your way. Remember too that you can always return to add bolt on days or short courses as and when you feel you need them.
Everyone is awarded a certificate on completion of the course however as we mentioned above it’s not goodbye! Team Tallulah and our former students are always there for you as you leave the safety of school and launch your own florist business.
NB. All tools and equipment required to complete the course are provided for you and any vessel you use during the course is yours to *keep. A Tallulah Rose apron is given to you on your first day of school and is yours to take away after you have completed the course. We have a wide range of books that you may borrow during your time with us and we don’t require that you buy any books ahead of your course however we do recommend The British Flowers book by Claire Brown. This book will become your flower bible and worth every penny – and no we’re not paid to say that! This book will help you to become familiar with not only flower names but their seasons too.
*excluding any hired items or items belonging to the school.
If you scroll down the page you’ll see the breakdown of both practical and business skills included within this two week course.
Each week consists of tuition from Monday to Friday. Class starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm.
Course Price 2023 – £3250
A deposit payment of £500 is required to secure your place. The final payment must be received six weeks prior to your chosen course date.
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