Our standard teaching hours commence at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm, but once you're booked on a class we will be in touch around two weeks prior to the start date with further information about your course.
We have free parking for all students on site.
If Joseph's name is on the course then he will be teaching the course, but as we are a busy school, not all of our courses are taught directly by Joseph. All of our professional classes are taught by tutors with RHS Chelsea Gold Medals, ensuring a thoroughly high standard of tuition.
Our flagship Starting Out in Business six day course is aimed to show you many facets of the floristry industry, so that you would be of use to a floristry business, but to open a floral business is a large responsibility and in our opinion more training and hands on experience would be necessary. The Starting Out in Business course is very much designed to provide our students with the fundamental skills within the floristry industry, teamed with fantastic business tutoring - it is a solid starting point for those looking to start out in the industry.
We certainly do offer private, one-on-one sessions with Joseph - please see our 1-2-1 day information on our All Courses page.
Thanks for your enquiry - do get in touch with us here, with a brief note about your requirements and we'll get back to you shortly.
Sure! Our courses are either payable in full at time of booking, or a non refundable booking fee is required with each booking, with the balance required no later than 1 week prior to the course. A non refundable booking fee will only be refunded should we have to cancel the course for an unforeseen reason. Refunds or transfers of the 'course balance' are at the sole discretion of the Directors and will only be considered if cancellation in writing is received at least 4 weeks prior to the course. Please note your place on any course is not confirmed until we have received your non refundable booking fee in full. The UK School of Floristry reserves the right to cancel courses at any time, however, in the unlikely event of this happening, we will contact you a minimum of two weeks prior to the course start date.
Of course we can, and we'll tailor make a programme to suit you and your requirements - please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to secure a date.
We advise you to ensure you have an up to date tetanus jab before joining our courses, due to handing scissors and wires etc. Please wear comfortable, sturdy footwear, but not open toe style shoes. Layered clothing is advised for personal comfort.
At UKSoF, we're very proud of our Alumni Facebook Group, which we invite all students to join after their course has finished. We find it's really useful for our students, especially those just starting out to keep in touch with our tutors and fellow students to help with questions and queries that inevitably pop up. It's also so lovely to see the progression of our students, and we like to think of ourselves as thoroughly nice people who are generally quite chatty, so it's always lovely to see what everyone is up to!
Through Joseph's work, our students are often invited to be involved in larger installations or commissons, which is a great learning opportunity, alongside being thoroughly exciting! Previous School Alumni have joined Joseph on projects at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, alongside numerous exciting floral art projects. Additionally, the School keeps a Work Experience List for those students looking for further experience to enhance their skills across a multitude of weddings and event decor projects. To find out about our Work Experience List, and to volunteer to assist on weddings, events and other commissions, please do drop us a line at email@example.com. Additionally, we also have a very active private Facebook group in which all our students are invited to take part in.