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Training Calendar

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

    • 02 Jun 2015
    • Ireland

    Qualatex Retail Essentials

    With Keith Stirman CBA

    The Retail Essentials course is a fantastic first stage for retailers who want to grow their balloon sales by offering co-ordinated balloon bouquets and deliveries.
    Participants will learn how to create perfect bouquets, simple balloon characters as well as price and promote designs.
    Price includes FREE bouquet portfolio (one per company).
    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.

    For more information and to book Click here 

    • 11 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator Level 1 Beginners

    with Paul Kenyon

    “Inflation to Creation” - A complete introduction to the world of professional balloon decorating. Learn how to create wonderful balloon displays with basic skills. Including: health and safety, equipment, latex, foil and UltraShape balloons, correct inflation and tying techniques, layered and staggered bouquets, double bubbles, single arches, spiral garlands, pricing and marketing tips.    

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk      

    • 17 Jun 2015
    • Cardiff
           Twisting Made Easy with Colin Myles CBA
    This course provides a very hands-on introduction to deco-twisting. Participants will learn all the essential techniques for working with modelling balloons, including precision bubbles, loop twists, raisin twists, and many more. The course will demonstrate the added value potential modelling balloons can add to a design with minimal cost. This course is for decorators and retailers and is suitable for beginners.
    Price - £65 for the first delegate and £20 for one additional delegate from the same company, plus VAT. Price includes hand pump and scissors per participant and course notes for future reference. All delegates will make a simple character to take home with them at the end of the course
    For full details and to book Click here 
    • 25 Jun 2015
    • Leeds
    Complete Wedding Series 2 with Sue Bowler cba

    This series of wedding courses is designed to maximise sales opportunities from brides and increase demand for more creative and profitable designs.

    Learn how to:
    - Promote and market your business
    - Make the most out of wedding fairs
    - Conduct a professional and fun consultation
    - Create new designs that add real value and "WOW” factor to venues
    - Describe your products and services in a manner that creates desire
    - Acquire the hands-on skills that will take the fear out of tackling large jobs
    Wedding Two will include:
    - Dance Floor Decor
    - Centrepieces
    - Exploding Balloons
    - Art of Selling
    - Elements and Principles of Design
     
    Price includes an information binder which includes course notes with completed job cost forms, resource references, two portfolio photographs and a CD with photographs of the designs. (One pack per business.)
    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners, the course is for decorators, retailers and event organisers.
    For more information and to book Click here 
    • 25 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorators - Modelling Balloons for Beginners

    with Roger Daws

    260A Modelling Balloons for Beginners

    Covering all the basic techniques, this course will give you the skills you need to work confidently with 260A modelling balloons. The course will include inflation and knot tying, Balloon twists and techniques, consistent sizing, spiralling, basic weaving techniques, simple balloon models, marketing and promotion suggestions and a host of other tips and tricks!    

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk    

    • 09 Jul 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator Level 2 Intermediate/Advanced

    with Paul Kenyon

    Following on from our level 1, bring your basic skills and try them out on the advanced level balloon decorating course. Learn skills to reduce time on our electronic automatic sizing equipment, to increase precision and perfection in building latex balloon garlands and columns. Learn how to create themed walkways, and entrance arches and much more! Discover the art of “deco twisting” by incorporating our 260A premium Modelling Balloons into your designs. Learn More to Earn More! (Prior completion of a Level 1 course is essential.)

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

     

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk
    • 23 Jul 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator - Love & cherish Wedding Workshop

    with Paul Kenyon

    Following on from our advanced level 2 balloon decorating course, this course helps you to increase your business portfolio in the lucrative wedding market. Learn how to inflate, create and celebrate Engagement, Wedding and Anniversary parties with curvaceous sculptures incorporating our new 24” round latex balloons. Dazzle your customers with our Ultra shape Orbz, Cubez and Diamondz foil balloon designs. Create event room décor for your Brides and Grooms with romantic air filled heart frame sculptures, table displays and floating clouds to love and cherish forever. (Prior completion of a Level 1 course is essential and completion of a Level 2 course is preferable.)

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk


    • 06 Aug 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator Modelling Balloon Sculptures

    with Roger Daws

    260A Modelling Balloon Sculptures to Enhance your Décor Portfolio

    This course will expand your ability with 260A balloons enabling you to provide your customers with a more varied range of décor. It includes: Making Caricatures (Bride and Groom, Princesses, Superheroes etc.), more complex balloon animals and many suggestions and ideas for incorporating these into your balloon décor proposals.

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk


    • 20 Aug 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator - The Complete Party Solution

    with Jen Wilson

    The complete Party solution

    An exciting new decorating course with a difference! Learn to create some stunning displays using a clever combination of party products with foil and latex balloons.

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk


    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator Stunning Decor for Corporate Events

    with Anita Gutteridge-Ackland

    With the recession behind us, the corporate world is back in business looking for effective and creative ideas for product launches, kick offs and social parties.  Corporates are a fantastic source for big income and this course will teach you how to find this type of work and build relationships with all types of business to business.  Don't underestimate how this B2B course can expand your balloon customers and put you firmly on the track to a successful business. 

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk


    • 24 Sep 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks

    Amscan Decorator Designs with Foils

    with Chris Horne 

     

    Anagram foil balloons come in a dazzling array of shapes, sizes and colours, but they're rarely used as the major component when decorating. This course aims to demonstrate how the use of foil balloons, in particular the incredible range of decorator curves and crescents, and the new deco panels, 6 point stars and UltraShapes, can revolutionise your decorations - yet still remain affordable.

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk

    • 07 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks

    Amscan Decorator Training Seasonal Special: Halloween

    with Anita Gutteridge-Ackland 

     

    Treat yourself this Halloween spooky season to a bumper filled bank balance.  Our Halloween Decorating course covers not only retail ideas, but loads of creative suggestions on scary air fill designs for kid’s parties, pubs and clubs. Build your skills, using balloons, disposable stands and everyday items we shall guide you on how to find and make the most from the profitable jobs that we all seek…

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk

     

    • 14 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes. Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator - Seasonal Special: Christmas & New Year

    with Chris Horne 

    A host of festive treats are in store with this Christmas and New Year Special class. Décor and Delivery all feature, and all using the fabulous range of Anagram foil and latex balloons to create designs that will wow your clients.

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Amscan, Milton Keynes, Bucks.

    Amscan Decorator Seasonal Special: Valentine

    with Chris Horne 

    Love is definitely in the air for Valentine’s day – join us for an extravaganza of designs sure to get everyone’s pulses racing!

    Each course will begin at 9:30am and finish at 4pm and includes the following for the cost of only £120 per person:

    -        Guidance by highly experienced professionals in the industry

    -        All product supplied to build the decorations taught

    -        £50 worth of Amscan Decorator product to order online

    -        Amscan Decorator account set up & website overview

    -        Lunch & refreshments provided

    -        An informative manual to take home

    For further information and to check availability please call 01908 288508 or email sales@amscan-uk.co.uk

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