Introduction to Craft Skills – Balloons and Mixed Media

Course overview

This one day per week course is suitable for all people wishing to explore their creativity in balloons and craft materials.

You will learn and create a range of balloon designs and gain the basic practical skills to develop and expand your creativity through balloon artistry. Upon completion, you will gain an accredited certificate.

You will learn

  • How to create decorations using natural materials
  • Craft skills
  • Twisting techniques
  • How to create designs using balloons
  • Health and safety in the workplace

Although there is no formal qualification associated with this course, all participants will receive a Capel Manor College Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

A willingness and commitment to learn new skills Enthusiasm for working with plants and alternative media

Successful completion of this course will help build your confidence and you could progress to another floral workshop, a Level 1 course in event styling, a Level 2 course in event planning or a Level 2 diploma in floristry.

This course is part-funded by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) or Greater London Authority (GLA) for those that are eligible.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of the course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence (more information can be found on our Fees and Funding page).

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees subject to criteria. If you receive employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You may need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

For some of our courses, we offer a discount for current students. If this is the case, you will see the reduced fee when you select your chosen course campus and start date. To qualify for this discount, you must already be studying another course at Capel Manor College, and be adding this course to your existing programme.

Please note that fees for September 2023 have not yet been finalised, and are subject to a small increase. Applicants will be notified of final course fees before enrolling.