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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

    • 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


    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

     Fundamentals with Lucy Hennessey cba

       

    This course provides the grounding that retailers and decorators need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.

    This full-day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation. It includes a comprehensive, full-colour manual that will be a valuable reference guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.

    The cost is £120 plus VAT. Includes valuable, full-colour resource manual. 

    Please contact Greetings House to book your place on 01922 646666 EXT:264.

    Provider: Greetings House Ltd, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

     

        

     

     

     

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • Greetings House, Walsall

    Décor Day - with Lucy Hennessy CBA 

    This fully hands on course will cover décor that is suitable for all special occasions including birthdays, proms, weddings, Halloween, Xmas, christenings, and corporate events.  Designs will incorporate latex, foils and Quick Links.

     Décor to be covered – balloon walls, dance floor canopy, columns, themed designs and custom centrepieces.  The silhouette cameo will also be demonstrated allowing you to personalise foils for any occasion, setting you apart from the competition.

     This course IS NOT suitable for beginners , so only those who have completed a Fundamentals course will be allowed to attend.

     Please bring a camera, notes will be provided!

    After the course you will be sent a certificate confirming your completion of the course.

    10%  Discount if your place is booked before August 1St

    Please contact  01922 64666 to book

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Newcastle

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs 

    with Keith Stirman

      

    Coming this Autumn, is a new Qualatex class "Magical Party Designs” teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!

     

    Taught by renowned instructors Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Keith Stirman, CBA, the class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  Delegates will leave with recipes for each design covered in class, so they can easily reproduce what they have learned for immediate profits.

     

    The cost is £65 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £20 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. The registration price also includes £25 voucher, per business, to spend on Qualatex products shown on the day (min spend £50 applies).  

     

    To find out more click on the logo below

     

     
    • 23 Sep 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Manchester

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Keith Stirman 

    Coming this Autumn, is a new Qualatex class "Magical Party Designs” teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!

     

    Taught by renowned instructors Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Keith Stirman, CBA, the class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  Delegates will leave with recipes for each design covered in class, so they can easily reproduce what they have learned for immediate profits.

     

    The cost is £65 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £20 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. The registration price also includes £25 voucher, per business, to spend on Qualatex products shown on the day (min spend £50 applies).

     

    To find out more information click on the logo below 

     

    • 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

    • 05 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Cardif

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy

    Coming this Autumn, is a new Qualatex class "Magical Party Designs” teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!

     

    Taught by renowned instructors Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Keith Stirman, CBA, the class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  Delegates will leave with recipes for each design covered in class, so they can easily reproduce what they have learned for immediate profits.

    The cost is £65 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £20 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. The registration price also includes £25 voucher, per business, to spend on Qualatex products shown on the day (min spend £50 applies).  

     

    For more information click on the logo below

     

     

    • 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

     

    • 07 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Enfield

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy

      

    Coming this Autumn, is a new Qualatex class "Magical Party Designs” teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!

    Taught by renowned instructors Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Keith Stirman, CBA, the class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  Delegates will leave with recipes for each design covered in class, so they can easily reproduce what they have learned for immediate profits.

    The cost is £65 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £20 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. The registration price also includes £25 voucher, per business, to spend on Qualatex products shown on the day (min spend £50 applies).  

     

    To find out more information click on the logo below

     

    • 08 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:40 PM
    • Dunstable

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy 

    Coming this Autumn, is a new Qualatex class "Magical Party Designs” teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!

    Taught by renowned instructors Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Keith Stirman, CBA, the class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  Delegates will leave with recipes for each design covered in class, so they can easily reproduce what they have learned for immediate profits.

    The cost is £65 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £20 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. The registration price also includes £25 voucher, per business, to spend on Qualatex products shown on the day (min spend £50 applies).  

     

    To find out more click on the logo below

     

     

    • 13 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Wimbledon

    Qualatex Retail Essentials

    with Tope Abulude

     

    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.

    Price - £65 for the first delegate and £20 for one additional delegate from the same company, plus VAT.  Price includes FREE bouquet portfolio (one per company).

     

    For more information click on the logo below 

     

     

    • 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

    • 14 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Birmingham

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy

      

    Coming this Autumn, is a new Qualatex class "Magical Party Designs” teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!

    Taught by renowned instructors Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Keith Stirman, CBA, the class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  Delegates will leave with recipes for each design covered in class, so they can easily reproduce what they have learned for immediate profits.

     

    The cost is £65 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £20 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. The registration price also includes £25 voucher, per business, to spend on Qualatex products shown on the day (min spend £50 applies).  

     

    For more information click on the logo below

     

    • 22 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Glasgow

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Keith Stirman

    Coming this Autumn, is a new Qualatex class "Magical Party Designs” teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!

    Taught by renowned instructors Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Keith Stirman, CBA, the class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  Delegates will leave with recipes for each design covered in class, so they can easily reproduce what they have learned for immediate profits.

     

    The cost is £65 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £20 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. The registration price also includes £25 voucher, per business, to spend on Qualatex products shown on the day (min spend £50 applies).  

     

    For more information please click the logo below

     

     

    • 10 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Cardiff

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Bob Armstrong

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and this can only be accomplished after completing the 3 online tests, "QBN Balloon Basics", "QBN Balloon Deliveries" and "QBN Balloon Decor" and passing!

    This is a four hour assessment of your understanding on the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design.  On passing this assessment with a percentage of 80% or more you will have gained your CBA accreditation.

    To register your interest please contact Carol Dack on 01279 501090 or by email on carold@qualatex.com

     

    For more information click on the logo below

     

     

     

    • 11 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Grays, Essex

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Tope Abulude

     

     Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and this can only be accomplished after completing the 3 online tests, "QBN Balloon Basics", "QBN Balloon Deliveries" and "QBN Balloon Decor" and passing!

    This is a four hour assessment of your understanding on the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design.  On passing this assessment with a percentage of 80% or more you will have gained your CBA accreditation.

    To register your interest please contact Carol Dack on 01279 501090 or by email on carold@qualatex.com

     

     

    For more information please click on the link below

     

     

    • 17 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Manchester

    Qualatex Twisting Made Easy

    with Colin Myles 

     

    This course provides a very hands-on introduction to deco-twisting.  Participants will learn all the essential techniques of working with modelling balloons, and will learn to make balloon flowers, bows, tiaras, swords, pirate hats, insects, sea creatures and very cute Pirate and Princess Characters inspired by the Rachel Ellen range.  

     

     

    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.

     

     

    Cost - £65 for the first delegate and £20 for one additional delegate from the same company + vat.

     

     

    For more information click on the logo below

     

     

    • 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

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Manchester

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Colin Myles

     

     

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and this can only be accomplished after completing the 3 online tests, "QBN Balloon Basics", "QBN Balloon Deliveries" and "QBN Balloon Decor" and passing!

    This is a four hour assessment of your understanding on the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design.  On passing this assessment with a percentage of 80% or more you will have gained your CBA accreditation.

    To register your interest please contact Carol Dack on 01279 501090 or by email on carold@qualatex.com

     

    For more information click on the logo below

     

     

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Ashbourne, Ireland

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Fiona Fisher

     

     

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and this can only be accomplished after completing the 3 online tests, "QBN Balloon Basics", "QBN Balloon Deliveries" and "QBN Balloon Decor" and passing!

    This is a four hour assessment of your understanding on the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design.  On passing this assessment with a percentage of 80% or more you will have gained your CBA accreditation.

    To register your interest please contact Carol Dack on 01279 501090 or by email on carold@qualatex.com

     

    For more information click the logo below

     

     

    • 25 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Birmingham

     Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Tope Abulude

     

     

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and this can only be accomplished after completing the 3 online tests, "QBN Balloon Basics", "QBN Balloon Deliveries" and "QBN Balloon Decor" and passing!

    This is a four hour assessment of your understanding on the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design.  On passing this assessment with a percentage of 80% or more you will have gained your CBA accreditation.

    To register your interest please contact Carol Dack on 01279 501090 or by email on carold@qualatex.com

     

    For more information click on the logo below 

     

     

    • 26 Nov 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Glasgow

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Colin Myles

     

     

    Taking the practical exam is the final step in earning your CBA and this can only be accomplished after completing the 3 online tests, "QBN Balloon Basics", "QBN Balloon Deliveries" and "QBN Balloon Decor" and passing!

    This is a four hour assessment of your understanding on the curriculum and the Principles & Elements of Design.  On passing this assessment with a percentage of 80% or more you will have gained your CBA accreditation.

    To register your interest please contact Carol Dack on 01279 501090 or by email on carold@qualatex.com

     

    For more information click on the logo below

     

     

    • 02 Dec 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Enfield

    Qualatex Wedding Series 3

    with Sue Bowler

     

     

    Wedding Series 3 is the final part in the Complete Wedding Series. It is designed to help increase the Wedding Decor sales, through having a targeted Wedding Sales strategy and clear sales proposition with detailed quotes that include add-on ideas.

    The class is hands-on to facilitate the learning and will cover:

    - Cake Table Decor

    - Chair Decor

    - Bride and Groom Characters

    - Personalisation and finishing touches

    - Art of Selling

    - Principles and Elements of Design

    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.

    Price - £65 for the first delegate and £20 for one additional delegate from the same company, plus VAT. 

     

     

    For more information click on the logo below

     

     

     

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