How do I book a course?
Courses can be booked via our website - click here to visit our online store.
How do I pay?
You can choose to pay a non-refundable booking fee or pay in full when booking a course on our website. Full and final payment must be made 2 weeks prior to the course.
What time do classes start & finish?
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 ten prior to the start date with further information about your course.
Are your courses accredited?
At the end of your flower course you will receive a certificate of completion from the UK School of Floristry. To achieve a certificate of attendance you must attend at least 90% of the course.
Will Joseph Massie be taking my class?
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.
What support do you offer your students after my course has finished?
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!
What other learning opportunities does UKSOF provide it's students?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, we also have a very active private Facebook group in which all our students are invited to take part in.
Do you offer private 1-2-1 tutorials?
We certainly do offer private, one-on-one sessions with Joseph - please click here for further information on booking one of these sessions.
What happens if I need to cancel my place on a course?
If you need to cancel your flower course, please contact us immediately. Courses cancelled one month before the course start date will be entitled to a full refund, less the required non-refundable booking fee for the course purchased. Courses cancelled less than a month before start date are not entitled to a refund, however you may be able to use the course fee as credit towards a future course. This will be dependent on availability and subject to our discretion.
Can I transfer my booking onto another course?
If you are unable to attend a course which has already been booked, you may be able to defer to another date, subject to availability, and at our discretion.
Do you offer flowers for weddings or events?
Through our sister company, Joseph Massie Flowers, we offer an extensive floral design service. Click here to find out more.
Is lunch provided?
There is a break for lunch for approximately 1 hour on every course, and there are numerous cafes and restaurants in the nearby vicinity. Lunch is not provided by UKSOF.
Do you have parking onsite?
We do indeed have free parking for all students on site.