Flower Arrangement - Advanced

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Flower Arrangement - Advanced

This course follows the introductory course in flower arrangement offered by MCAST. There are a very wide range of flower arrangements and the introductory course covers only the most basic of designs. The proposed course builds on the principles and designs discussed in said course and then explore new concepts and techniques. This course is a vital course to give participants of the first course the opportunity to continue furthering their studies to thus acquire a more complete overview of the subject matter.

This is a 20 hour guided learning course. Students need to invest further hours in the course, which will include private study and home assignments.

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.

Learning Outcome 1; Describe the processes that need to be followed to complete foliage, modern and swag arrangements

Unit Content

  • Planning the arrangement, 
  • Decide on colours
  • Purchasing items
  • Choosing the tools
  • Pick flowers & foliage,
  • The accessories required for the bouquet

Learning Outcome 2; Explain the rationale behind the steps that need to be followed when completing cascade and figurine arrangements

Unit Content

  • Rationale,
  • Cascade Design, 
  • Use of flowers & foliage,
  • Use of accessories,
  • Using tools correctly

Learning Outcome 3; Follow guidelines to prepare Fan-shaped and Victorian-cone arrangements

 Unit Content                         

  • Flower Arrangement Guidelines
  • Types of arrangements
  • Fan-shaped and Victorian Shaped Arrangements
  • Step-by-step preparation

Learning Outcome 4; Use a range of tools to complete wedding flower arrangements

 Unit Content

  • Required tools for wedding arrangements
  • Appropriate colours and shape for wedding arrangements
  • Brides’ bouquet and other flower uses in wedding settings

The following are the pre-requisites required for this course:

Pre- Requisites:

  • Successful completion of the ‘Flower Arrangement- Introduction’ course


  • Prior personal experience in the subject matter

An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all students attending more than 80% of lectures.

There are no summative assessments in this course.

There are some additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring which will be indicated by the lecturer during the course.

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