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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

    • 01 Sep 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hayes, Middlesex

    Qualatex Seasonal Day

    with Fiona Fisher cha

    1st September 2016

    Hayes, Middlesex.

    Join Fiona Fisher CBA as she shows you some inspirational ideas for the upcoming seasons!

    What better way to start you thinking about the upcoming seasons then by attending one of our Seasonal days.  With spooky design ideas for Halloween, cute Christmas designs and New Year party décor, there is sure to be something to inspire you for the seasons ahead to add to your portfolios!

    With recipes of designs and hands-on elements, this is a day not to be missed! The day will run from 10.00 - 16.30.

      The price per delegate is £35 (excluding VAT).  Each delegate will receive a £25 voucher to spend on Qualatex balloons, a minimum spend of £100 applies. 

    To book please contact Sanjeet at Abbey Cards on 0208 5732975 or visit www.partywholesalers.net    

    • 06 Sep 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Kent

    Qualatex Seasonal Day

    with Fiona Fisher cha

    6th September 2016

    Kent

    Join Fiona Fisher CBA as she shows you some inspirational ideas for the upcoming seasons!

    What better way to start you thinking about the upcoming seasons then by attending one of our Seasonal days.  With spooky design ideas for Halloween, cute Christmas designs and New Year party décor, there is sure to be something to inspire you for the seasons ahead to add to your portfolios!

    With recipes of designs and hands-on elements, this is a day not to be missed! The day will run from 10.00 - 16.30.

      The price per delegate is £35 (excluding VAT).  Each delegate will receive a £25 voucher to spend on Qualatex balloons, a minimum spend of £100 applies. 

    To book please contact Kent Balloons on 01622 832213    

    • 12 Sep 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Lincoln

    Lincoln Care & Share Balloon Day. 

    with Graham Lee

    Mon 12th Sept 2016

    10am - 5pm

    Monks Road WMC, 247 Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5JT

    The day is booked from 10am to 5pm with at least two workshops and a couple of fun light hearted competitions during the day. 

    Please bring with you a selection of balloons, a bin liner, camera, pump and a cream cake or two.
    Tea and Biscuits will be provided. The cost on the early bird special is just £20 for the first 10 people to book, this includes 4 bags 260 classic assortment balloons so making it a free day to attend.

    ALL THE EARLY BIRDS HAVE GONE, we now have 10 spaces available with 2 bags 260 classic balloons included in the price.

    To book click here

    For more information on Care & Share days click here

    • 14 Sep 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Aberdeen

    Qualatex Balloon Fundamentals 

    14th September 2016

    Aberdeen

    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.

    For more information or to book click here

    Cost - £85 +vat per delegate.



    • 15 Sep 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • At your computer.

    Exploding Balloons with Easy Pop

    A webinar with Fraser Stevenson

    Thursday 15th September @ 1:00PM

    Exploding balloons are a very popular special effect for all manner of events from weddings and parties to product launches and corporate events.

    If you currently offer exploding balloons or have wanted to, but have not felt confident this webinar is for you!  

    Put away the complicated, time consuming systems and the stick with a pin on the end!!  Fraser will demonstrate the Easy Pop system for remotely operated, wireless exploding balloons.

    With a battery powered wireless transmitter, a battery powered wireless receiver and an easy pop popper this system is simple to set up and easy to use.

    Join us for a webinar to see how easy and effective this system is.



    • 28 Sep 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Enfield

    Qualatex Wedding, Series 3

    with Sue Bowler CBA

    28th September 2016

    Enfield

    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

    Ideally we would recommend that delegates have previously attended Wedding Series 1 or Series 2 before attending this course. 

    Cost - £85 for the first delegate and £30 for one additional delegate from the same company + vat.

    To book or for more information click here



    • 29 Sep 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester

    Qualatex Balloon Fundamentals 

    29th september 2016

    Manchester

    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.

    For more information or to book click here

    Cost - £85 +vat per delegate.



    • 05 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Kent

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy cba or Keith Stirman cba

    5th October 2016 
    Kent

    "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 £85 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £30 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. 

     

    For more information please click the logo below

     

     

    • 06 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bristol

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy cba or Keith Stirman cba

    6th October 2016 
    Bristol

    "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 £85 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £30 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. 

     

    For more information please click the logo below

     

     

    • 12 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Enfield

    Qualatex Retail Essentials

    with Tope Abulude 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.


    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.

    Price - £85 for the first delegate and £30 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 

     

     

    • 13 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Complete Wedding Series 1

    with Sue Bowler cba

    13th October 2016

    Leeds

    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 inspire couples
    - Acquire the hands-on skills that will take the fear out of tackling large jobs
    Wedding One will include:
    - Elegant and fun entrance archways
    - Fantastic table decorations
    - Stunning Top Table designs
    - Art of Selling
    - Elements and Principles of Design
    Price: £85 for the first delegate and £30 for one additional delegate from the same company, plus VAT.
    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 


    • 19 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Leeds

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Sue Bowler cba

    19th October 2016
    Leeds

     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.  

    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

     

     

    • 20 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Complete Wedding Series 2

    with Sue Bowler cba

    20th October 2016

    Leeds

    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
    - 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.
    Cost - £85 for the first delegate and £30 for one additional delegate from the same company + VAT
    For more information and to book Click here 


    • 25 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Glasgow

    Complete Wedding Series 1

    with Sue Bowler cba

    25th October 2016 

    Glasgow

    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 inspire couples
    - Acquire the hands-on skills that will take the fear out of tackling large jobs
    Wedding One will include:
    - Elegant and fun entrance archways
    - Fantastic table decorations
    - Stunning Top Table designs
    - Art of Selling
    - Elements and Principles of Design
    Price: £85 for the first delegate and £30 for one additional delegate from the same company, plus VAT.
    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 


    • 02 Nov 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Warrington, Manchester

    Manchester Care & Share Balloon Day. 

    with Graham Lee

    Wed 2nd Nov 2016

    10am - 5pm

    The Grange Sports & Social Club, 52 Grange Ave

    Warrington, WA41QH

    The day is booked from 10am to 5pm with at least two workshops and a couple of fun light hearted competitions during the day. 

    Please bring with you a selection of balloons, a bin liner, camera, pump and a cream cake or two.
    Tea and Biscuits will be provided. The cost on the early bird special is just £20 for the first 10 people to book, this includes 4 bags 260 classic assortment balloons so making it a free day to attend.

    Then there are 10 spaces available with 2 bags of 260 classic balloons included in the price

    To book click here

    For more information on Care & Share days click here

    • 10 Nov 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Manchester

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy cba or Keith Stirman cba

    10th November 2016 
    Manchester

    "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 £85 plus VAT for the first delegate, and £30 plus VAT for the second delegate from the same company. 

     

    For more information please click the logo below

     

     

    • 16 Nov 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Birmingham

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Lucy Hennessey cha

    16th November 2016
    Birmingham


    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.  

    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

     

     

    • 23 Nov 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Enfield

    Qualatex Certified Balloon Artist Practical Exam

    with Lucy Hennessey cha

    23rd November 2016
    Enfield


    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.  

    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

     

     

    • 24 Nov 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ireland

    Qualatex Wedding, Series 3

    with Sue Bowler CBA

    24th November 2016

    Ireland

    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

    Ideally we would recommend that delegates have previously attended Wedding Series 1 or Series 2 before attending this course. 

    Cost - £85 for the first delegate and £30 for one additional delegate from the same company + vat.

    To book or for more information click here



    • 12 Dec 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Royal National Hotel, London, WC1.



    Register now to be in the draw to take part in:

    The Great Ormond St. Children's Hospital

     Christmas Party Décor Class 2016

                  

    This really is a one of a kind opportunity!

    This is a registration to enter the draw.  Once again this year to be fair to all of our members we are asking you to register first and after registration closes on 30th September 2016 we will draw 30 names from the registrants to decide who will have the opportunity to take part in this great day. 

    On Monday 12th December 2016 BAPIA (with the fantastic support of Amscan, Qualatex, BOC and others to be confirmed) is sponsoring the décor for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Christmas Party and we are offering 30 BAPIA members the opportunity to take part in this class with some great instructors to build fantastic party decor for the children.

    This year we will have some additional instructors as Keith & Dom have very generously offered to travel down to be a part of this amazing day.  We have increased the number of delegate places as we are also planning to include some work with the Cameo Silhouette, so if you have one and want to get some more experience with it or if you are considering purchasing one then you can gain some valuable experience.


    This is now our 4th year organising this event decor and it has proven to also be a great networking opportunity for the delegates both during the class and afterwards as we all relax with a drink.  


    Delegates will have access to photographs of the completed décor for use in their own portfolio.

    This is no ordinary party décor, due to allergy concerns for some of the youngsters, we are restricted to using only non-latex balloons and the décor will have to survive 4 separate parties over the following 2 days.  As some children cannot leave the hospital they will not be able to attend the parties, so we have to make some of the décor moveable so the staff and volunteers can “take the party to the children” afterwards.

    This party is supported not only by some of the country’s top companies but is always attended by an array of celebrities (who take 2nd place to Santa) and we want to make sure that this party is the best decorated in town!

    So don't miss this opportunity to support one of the country’s leading children's charities and the chance to work with some great instructors from the leading balloon manufacturers as well as the opportunity to add some superb images to your own portfolio.

    There will be a charge of £35 for the day.  This will also include a Pizza lunch and refreshments.  Any funds left-over will then be donated to GOSH along with a single donation from BAPIA.

    This is a 100% charitable event with all goods and services for the décor supplied free of charge.

    This class is NOT suitable for beginners, all delegates must have attended a basic/fundamental balloon course as a minimum.

    Details:

    Date: Monday 12th December 2016

    Start: 9.30 am (refreshments from 9.00am)

    Finish: 6.00 pm (*could be later depending upon room availability, but no obligation to stay)

    Cost £35 per person (non-refundable)

    Location: Royal National Hotel, London, WC1

    *Due to unconfirmed room availability it is possible that we may have to install final décor after 6pm but it is hoped that the room will be available to us all day.  Confirmation is expected 2 weeks prior)

    Nearest Tube Station: Russell Square (5 minute walk)

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