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FLORAL COURSES

NSFD offers an array of choices when it comes to floral courses. We believe that the focus of learning in this art should not be limited to flower arranging but also to develop other area of expertise. We offer courses from fundamental floral art to professional vocational training for students who seek challenge or plan to pursue a career in the floral trade.
2.1 Floral Courses

Here are some basic to intermediate level floral courses that are offered in NSFD.
  • 2.1-01 Lifestyle Floral Design Course - Level 1  |  Product Code: N101-1
    • Duration: 20 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      The Lifestyle Floral Design course gives the student a taste of what floral design is about. The course is designed to enable student to create simple yet powerful statement by applying some basic principles of floral design. This course is recommended for general hobbyist and no prior floral arrangement background is required.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Know the different variety of flowers
      •   Extend the life of your flowers.
      •   Basic flower arrangement technique.
      •   Selecting your choice of Flowers.
      •   Create simple yet visually powerful floral arrangement.

  • 2.1-02 Lifestyle Floral Design Course - Level 2  |  Product Code: N101-2
    • Duration: 20 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      The Lifestyle Floral Design course gives the student a taste of what floral design is about. The course is designed to enable student to create simple yet powerful statement by applying some basic principles of floral design. This course is recommended for general hobbyist and no prior floral arrangement background is required.

      •   What you are going to learn:
      •   Know the different variety of flowers
      •   Extend the life of your flowers.
      •   Basic flower arrangement technique.
      •   Selecting your choice of Flowers.
      •   Create simple yet visually powerful floral arrangement.

  • 2.1-03 Basic Floral Course  |  Product Code: N102
    • Duration: 20 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      This course is technique specific and will be the foundation to pursuing a career as a florist. Emphasis will be on the basic principles of floral arrangement. This course is recommended for students who want to consider a career switch or simply to learn the fundamental principles of basic floral forms. No prior floral arrangement background is required.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Learn 10 basic forms in table arrangement.
      •   Introduction of floral design principles, such as proportion and balance.
      •   Master the binding point of all floral arrangement.
      •   Learn about color co-ordination when choosing flowers.
      •   Sponging technique.
      •   Cutting and rooting technique of flower stem.
      •   Rescue technique of damaged flowers.

  • 2.1-04 Hand-Tied Bouquet I  |  Product Code: N103-1
    • Duration: 20 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      Hand-tied bouquet is a popular style in floral arrangement. There are many techniques to create a hand-tied bouquet and they will be conducted with two series of courses. Prior floral arrangement knowledge is not necessary for this course.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Technique to create small to large size bouquet.
      •   How to manage different type of flowers.
      •   Selection of appropriate floral filler.
      •   The conceptualization of flower bouquet.
      •   Various types of wrapper and material.
      •   Wrapping and Ribbon Creation technique.

  • 2.1-05 Hand-Tied Bouquet II  |  Product Code: N103-2
    • Duration: 30 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      In the following up class of hand-tied bouquet, trainee will pick up more sophisticated technique in managing a hand-tied bouquet. However, to attend the Hand-Tied Bouquet II, knowledge of techniques taught in Hand-Tied Bouquet I is necessary.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Learn more advance structure for floral bouquet.
      •   Color Co-ordination Technique
      •   Advance Tying Technique
      •   Work with more artistic and creative bouquet.
      •   Experience with more materials.

  • 2.1-06 Bridal Bouquet I  |  Product Code: W901-1
    • Duration: 30 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      There are many considerations that go into designing a bridal bouquet that set it apart from an ordinary bouquet. Choice of flowers, bride’s frame, the weight of the bouquet is some of the factors to keep in mind. In this course, we will discuss the combination of these factors to create different bridal bouquets.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Understand the main difference between normal and wedding bouquet.
      •   The choice of flowers in relation to the bride grown.
      •   Flowers and its availability with different seasons.
      •   How to secure the flowers in each floral form.
      •   Color choice on wedding bouquet.

  • 2.1-07 Bridal Bouquet II  |  Product Code: W901-2
    • Duration: 30 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      The technique of bridal bouquet requires deeper understanding and practice in order to prefect this art. The bridal bouquet is actually quite different from normal hand bouquet arrangement in term of style and technique. Hence, the 2nd part of this course will actually emphasize more on the advance technique and structure of bridal bouquet.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Wedding bouquet Wiring technique
      •   Structure technique
      •   Experience with more unusual material
      •   Train to create unique wedding bouquet concept.
      •   Floral texture and its effect on the overall effect.

  • 2.5-08 Bridal Car Decoration Course  |  Product Code: W903
    • Duration: 8 hours
      No of Lessons: 2
      At every wedding occasion, the bridal car plays an important transport role for the wedding couple. With some creativity and imagination, a designer can come up with many bold, unique ideas to make this blissful occasion even more memorable. This course aims to provide a basic platform for any wedding floral designer to learn and subsequently build on these basic to develop their personal creativity.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Basic tools and equipment used in bridal car arrangement.
      •   Silk Flowers or Fresh Flowers.
      •   Choice of Flowers in relationship to local weather.
      •   Various Tying techniques.
      •   Major consideration when designing a bridal car design.
      •   Creative Design of Car door corsages

  • 2.5-09 Wedding Decoration Course  |  Product Code: W902
    • Duration: 14 Hours
      No of Lessons: 2 days
      No wedding is complete without beautiful floral decoration. Nowadays, wedding events are always filled with memories that last a lifetime. Floral decoration plays a fairytale magic in many couples’ experience. A good experience will definitely enhance the overall romantic atmosphere. This course provides an insight on how to put up a wonderful display of floral design most suitable for various wedding style. This is a must-learnt course for all professional florist and floral business owners.

      What you are going to learn:
      • How to designing the overall desire effect
      • Different style in wedding decoration
      • Various wedding colour theme
      • Types of wedding decoration pieces
      • Wedding Resource Planning

  • 2.5-10 Gift Wrapping Design Course  |  Product Code: N105
    • Duration: 8 hours
      No of Lessons: 4
      A present is a thought from your heart. Why not add more thoughts by learning how to wrap your gift in a more professional way coupled with creative ideas that you can impress your recipients. The whole gift will be more meaningful and memorable. Gift-wrapping is an art.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Learn advance technique on gift-wrapping.
      •   How to enhance the overall look using different kind of material and adds-on
      •   Use different tools to make your wrapping experience less fuss.
      •   Experience with different size and shape of gifts.

  • 2.5-11 Hamper Design Course  |  Product Code: N108
    • Duration: 4 hours
      No of Lessons: 2
      Another must-learn course for all florist aspirants. During those festive seasons, hamper is a popular choice of gift by customers. However, different festive season has different theme. Through this course, we will teach you the basic step to creating a hamper. Subsequently we hope to bring out the creativity in you and think out-of-the-box to create interesting concept for your hamper.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Different requirement on different festive hampers.
      •   Colour theme and choice of flowers.
      •   The choice of material and container.
      •   Technique of Wrapping and placement of product.
      •   Various choices of decorations and designs.

2.2 Professional

For students who needs more intense and professional approach in their floral training, that will lead to recognition within the world floral industry, they are recommended to take up various NSFD professional courses, which are listed as follows. All NSFD certificates are endorsed by World Flower Council (WFC).
  • 2.2-01 American Floral Design  |  Product Code: P320
    • Duration: 80 hours
      No of Lessons: 40
      This is an extensive course where we incorporate all the various design elements, form, principles, style and techniques. An examination is conducted at the end of the course. Prior knowledge of basic floral arrangement is necessary.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Recognize the different in American floral design.
      •   Balance of line, space and form of an arrangement
      •   Work with design technique such as terracing, focal area, grouping etc.
      •   Learn the characteristics and consideration of America Design Principles.
      •   Apply the American floral design in various design forms such as Oval, Fan-shape etc.
      •   Develop your ability to create your own style.
      •   Learn to solve difficult floral problems.

  • 2.2-02 European Floral Design  |  Product Code: P340
    • Duration: 80 hours
      No of Lessons: 40
      European style emphasizes color and variety in mass gatherings of multiple flowers. The major characteristic of European arrangements emphasized the mass display of flowers. Most of the designs were large, tall, symmetrical, and pyramidal in form.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Theory and history of European floral deign.
      •   The characteristic in style.
      •   The emphasis of colors and texture.
      •   Symmetrical & Asymmetrical arrangement and more.
      •   The Development of Focus Point.
      •   Consideration under different light conditions.
      •   Learn to achieve harmonies in multi-colored contrast.
      •   Proportion and the overall effect.

  • 2.2-03 Professional Certificate In Florist Development  |  Product Code: P300
    • Duration: 120 hours
      No of Lessons: 45
      This is a special package that combines 5 main modules. Basic principles will be first introduce to the students and repeats the usage of these basic throughout different types of floral arrangement i.e. Table arrangement, Floral stands, Hamper Floral Arrangement, Artificial flower and etc. This course is thorough in introducing all essential type of floral arrangement in the commercial floristry industry. The course will be suitable for anyone aiming to become a professional florist or artist. This course is also able to provide cost saving for those seriously seeking a career in the field of floristry. Not to be missed !!!

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Basic Floral Course (N102)
      •   Intermediate Floral Course (P301)
      •   Advance Floral Course (P302)
      •   Professional Floral Course (P303)
      •   Floral Theory Course (P305)

  • 2.2-04 CFD/AIFD Preparation Course – Introduction (American Design)  |  Product Code: P320
    • Duration: 80 hours
      No of Lessons: 40
      This is an extensive course where we incorporate all the various design elements, form, principles, style and techniques. An examination is conducted at the end of the course. Prior knowledge of basic floral arrangement is necessary.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Recognize the different in American floral design.
      •   Balance of line, space and form of an arrangement
      •   Work with design technique such as terracing, focal area, grouping etc.
      •   Learn the characteristics and consideration of America Design Principles.
      •   Apply the American floral design in various design forms such as Oval, Fan-shape etc.
      •   Develop your ability to create your own style.
      •   Learn to solve difficult floral problems.

  • 2.2-05 CFD/AIFD Preparation Course – Intensive  |  Product Code: P350-1
    • Duration: 21 hours
      No of Lessons: 3 Days
      This course help aspiring florists to get the certification that proof their ability. Upon completion of the courses, candidate may enroll in AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program - A step closer to become a Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) or be an accredited member of AIFD. Course content as per P320 but with faster pace and assumed professional knowledge, not for beginners.

  • 2.2-06 CFD/AIFD Preparation Course – Practical  |  Product Code: P350-2
    • Duration: 14 hours
      No of Lessons: 2 Days
      This is a hands-on course, in preparation of candidate intends to enroll in AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program but lack the necessary practices in all aspects of the professional curriculum.

2.3 Floral Management

Apart from learning the art of floral arrangement, many floral business aspirants should also acquire the fundamental of managing a business. Hence, NSFD has crafted out a program to specially cater to the business requirement of the floral industry. Such business-oriented programs intend to guide each students how to excel in the 21st century environment. However, the floral management is not limited to new floral business aspirants, but also to existing floral business owners, who intend to upgrade and update their business skills.
  • 2.3-01 How to Build a Successful Flower Business!  |  Product Code: M500
    • Duration: 14 hours
      No of Lessons: 2 days
      This comprehensive course provides all the necessary business tool to build a successful flower business in Singapore. It will give the attendee an insight operation of modern flower industry and how you can use new technology and business strategy to improve on your flora business. On completion, all participants will understand the power of branding, marketing and the approach to having more sale revenue with the know-how to control your cost for your business.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Business & Revenue Model
      •   How to launch and promote branding.
      •   Usage of E-Business
      •   How to improve sales
      •   Value Creation for your business
      •   Operation & Human Resource
      •   The importance of Customer & Supplier relationship
      •   Environmental Analysis
      •   Mapping of a business strategy
      •   Marketing & Market Positioning
      * This course is also conducted in Mandarin.

  • 2.3-02 Growing your Sales through eCommerce !  |  Product Code: M501
    • Duration: 14 hours
      No of Lessons: 2 days
      This floral business start-up course provides all the necessary information and tools to create a floral e-business in Singapore from scratch. It shall give the attendee a detail step-by-step guide on ‘what’ and ‘how’ to develop a modern flower company. As well, it will train the attendee to watch their business cost and place more effort in the development of sales revenue. Furthermore, it will share the insight on how to leverage on new technology and the use of business strategy to create your own competitive advantage.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   How and where to start a eBusiness.
      •   Planning & Preparation for the eBusiness.
      •   Understanding Business model.
      •   Importance of Marketing your website.
      •   Operation Structure.
      •   Development of a eBusiness strategy.
      •   Internet & the floral business.
      •   Pricing and Market Positioning.
      * This course is also conducted in Mandarin.

2.4 Art Related

Floral art is not restricted to flower arrangement but are a greater subject of art form. At NSFD, we are constantly evolving to bring new ideas on how flowers can be part of other form of art that can be appreciated with greater dept. Hence, we offer the different perspective of flower art with the following courses:
  • 2.4-01 Floral Collagen Art  |  Product Code: A701
    • Duration: 21 hours
      No of Lessons: 3 days
      Floral Collagen Art is an artistic combination of natural materials into a 2 dimensional piece of art. You will learn how to select and treat the natural materials. Drawing, pasting, cutting, painting, coloring are some of the process that you will experience in this class.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   The technique of Floral Collagen Art.
      •   How to choose colors.
      •   Cutting, Painting, drying and Drawing.
      •   Choice of floral material to use.

  • 2.4-02 Floral Structure Course  |  Product Code: A702
    • Duration: 30 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      The upcoming of floral art has brought about a new air of art form. In this new art form, structure is an important part in this form of art. Structure provides supports to the artwork like a skeleton to our body. Structure can be created with many material. Material used is evolving too as new material are more easily available. Such material includes fiberglass, dry leaves, coconut husk, plastics etc. You will master the technique and consideration when working with different material. This is a highly specialized and technically demanding course for more advance floristry art lover.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Understand the behavior of different floral art material.
      •   Learn the process of conceptualization and construction of the structure.
      •   Sourcing of different material.
      •   Technique to work with different material.

  • 2.4-03 Sculpture Design Course  |  Product Code: A703
    • Duration: 30 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      In the field of floral art, sculpture has started to attract more attention as an alternative floral art form. NSFD attempts to lead the field of floristry art to think out-of-the-box. Using sculpture and fuse into the floral design will create an astonishing but ravishing design. Hence, those who like to try another angle of floral art will find this course full of interesting concept to be learnt. No prior floral experience needed for this course.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   Material used to create sculpture
      •   Different behaviour pattern in each material.
      •   How to combine sculpture with floral.
      •   Conceptualise and design and preparation of your artwork.
      •   Maintenance of artwork after completion.

  • 2.4-04 Colour Co-ordination Course  |  Product Code: A704
    • Duration: 8 hours
      No of Lessons: 1 Day
      Colours in any forms of art play an important role in achieving the overall effect of the creator. Hence, NSFD has uniquely introduced a course on colour co-ordination for the floristry world. It will be based on the use of the color wheel and derive different color theme that can be generate from it. On the practical aspect, the colour theme demonstrated will be linked to the availability of the flowers and its color in relationship to the season. This is a very interesting course that will train your eyes to better your creativity in floristry as well as other form of art. This is the solution for many who cannot catch the essence of using colours to bring a design to fit the surrounding as well as to bring out the flavor in the design.

      What you are going to learn:
      •   How to match colours using colour wheel.
      •   Different colour theme
      •   How to select right flowers to match the colour theme.
      •   Consideration of lighting in an environment.

  • 2.4-05 Terrarium & Life Plant Design  |  Product Code: A705
    • Duration: 20 hours
      No of Lessons: 10
      A terrarium is a miniature landscape with living plants, course includes information and hands on practices on creation of the miniature landscape, topics covered includes

      •   Selection of Plants
      •   Selection of Container
      •   Use of soils, pebbles and other materials for plants
      •   Selection of other decorative ornaments.

N100 - Leisure Course
P300 – Professional Courses
A700 – Arts Related Courses
S800 - Seminar/Workshop
W900 – Wedding
M500 – Floral Management
 
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