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Professional Dutch Floral Design Course (International/English)


The international professional Dutch Floral Design course at the Boerma Instituut is a floristry course that is an excellent base for anyone aiming at a professional career in floral design, like florists, arrangers, florist shopkeepers, and sellers in ambulant trade. More than that, it provides a splendid education for anyone who loves flowers and floral design and as a hobbyist truly wants to learn all tricks of the trade. To take this professional course, no specific knowledge or experience is required.

At the Dutch Floral Design-professional course, you obtain all techniques and skills you need to produce a high-quality floral design. You can participate without any prior experience with floral design; we teach you all basic technical skills. In other words, there are no special educational requirements.

What you learn at the professional Dutch Floral Design (DFD) course

The Dutch Floral Design-professional course consists of a theoretical part and a practical part. Even though the theory lessons are not part of the examination, we feel it is important to provide you with some theoretical knowledge. The theory classes cover materials knowledge, colour theory, the design scheme, styles and principals of floral design.

In the practical part, the emphasis is on techniques. After all, if you fully master all technical skills, you will be able to create all conventional arrangements.

Handtied Bouquet
Making a Handtied Bouquet

Hand Tied Bouquets
Mixed, grouped, linear, mille fleurs, parallel, open silhouette, ajour and a hand tied bridal bouquet.

Linear Bouquet
Linear Hand Tied Bouquet

Bridal Bouquets
Biedermeier, Teardrop, linear, pomander,

Corsages
Men’s, ladies, tiara.

Funeral Work
Teardrop, linear, cross, wreath.

General arrangements
Ajour wreath, open silhouette, Dutch gardens, Biedermeiers, linear-, level-, parallel- and vegetative arrangements, ect, ect.

Ajourkrans
Ajour Wreath

It is possible to register for the full DFD course or for the DFD course in modules?

We understand that for some people it’s difficult to follow a course for 4 weeks straight. That’s why we also offer the possibility to follow the course in multiple steps.
For instance, the complete course is 4 weeks, each week is a different module. This makes it possible for example to follow 2 modules in Spring and 2 modules in Autumn.
You can find the dates for the different modules in the registration menu.

If you would like to register for seperate modules that aren’t listed, please send us an e-mail to info@boerma.nl.
When you register for all 3 vocational programs (DFD, ADFD and MDFD) simultaneously you will receive a discount of 10% on the total fee of the three courses combined.
Send us an e-mail for more info.

Cascade Boeket in vaas
Cascade Bouquet in Vase

Course dates 2024

All Modules 1 to 4 (4 weeks, about 100 clock hours in total)
Dates:
Monday, September 9 – Friday, October 4
All inclusive price is € 4.500,-.

Module 1 (1 week, about 25 clock hours)
Dates:
Monday, September 9 – Friday, September 13
All inclusive price for Module 1 is € 1.175,-.

Module 2 (1 week, about 25 clock hours)
Dates:
Monday, September 9 – Friday, September 20
All inclusive price for Module 1 is € 1.175,-.

Module 1 & 2 (2 weeks, about 50 clock hours)
Dates:
Monday, September 9 – Friday, September 20
All inclusive price for Module 1 & 2 is € 2.350,-.

Module 3, 4 (2 weeks, about 50 clock hours)
Dates:
Monday, September 23 – Friday, October 4
All inclusive price for Module 3 & 4 is € 2.350,-.

Module 2, 3 & 4 (3 weeks, about 75 clock hours)
Dates:
Monday, September 9 – Friday, October 4
All inclusive price for Module 2, 3 & 4 is € 3.525,-.

 

Course dates 2025

All Modules 1 to 4 (4 weeks, about 100 clock hours in total)
Dates:
Monday, January 13 – Friday, February 7.
All inclusive price is € 4.500,-.

Lesson days and hours

Each lesson day consists of 2 blocks of 2 ½ hours. Hours are from 10.00 to 15.45 and includes a coffee and lunch break.

Students during day 1 creating their first radial flower arrangement.
DFD students during day 1 creating their first radial flower arrangement.

Going to the Dutch Flower Auction

Part of the Dutch Floral Design-professional course is a visit to the flower auction at Aalsmeer, FloraHolland. This is the largest flower auction in the world, where every day millions of flowers and plants find their way to destinations across the entire globe.

Student Creating a Boho Style Design.
Student Creating a Boho Style Design.

Homework: practice is important!

During the classes of Boerma Instituut, we teach you all necessary techniques and skills. However, you also have to learn to work with a certain degree of speed for your creations for economic reasons! This means that you will have to practice a lot. To facilitate this, we provide you with homework. Allow for approximately one evening per week to work on your home assignments.

To be able to practice the different arrangements you don’t have to purchase expensive materials. During the course, we will provide tips and tricks on that. Materials for home assignments are not included with the course fee. Materials such as foam, wire, tape, etc. can be purchased at our (web) shop www.floraldesignsupplies.com.

All necessary materials and the examination are included in the price, as well as coffee, tea, beverages and lunches.

Succesful Exam Students September 2023
Amazing students of the September 2023 Class after passing their exam!

Materials included

  • All flowers and green materials
  • All containers and vases
  • Knife and scissors
  • Theory course map
  • Colour brochures with examples
  • Trip to the flower auction
  • Practical exam and all materials
  • Certificate or (after passing the exam) the Professional Dutch Floral Design diploma (in English).

Not included

  • Materials for home work
  • Meals (with the exception of lunch during daytime courses)
  • Travel and accommodation costs

When comparing our pricing with other programs from other schools, please make sure to check if they include all the materials as well.
Many schools actually do not include flowers, lunch and exam in their course fee. This might make those programs look more affordable at first, when actually they are not.

Questions

If something is unclear, or you’d like to receive more information, please contact us through e-mail: info@boerma.nl
For an impression of the work made during our courses, check out our instagram page.

Boerma Instituut Youtube Channel

Want to get to know us a little bit before you join the Professional Dutch Floral Design program in Aalsmeer?
We have a Youtube Channel on which we do a livestream every other week.
Sometimes we post some shorter edited versions of these vids as well!

Here you can find a playlist of our livestreams.

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Autumn 2024: Complete DFD Course - September 9
September 9 - October 4
4,500.00
12 available
Autumn 2024: Module 1 Sept. 9 - Sept.
VO112-24 Sept. 9 - Sept.13.
1,175.00
15 available
Autumn 2024: Module 1 & 2. Sept. 9 - Sept. 20
VO122-24. Sept 9 - Sept 20
2,350.00
7 available
Autumn 2024: Module 2, 3 & 4. Sept. 16 - Oct. 4
VO242-24 Sept. 16 - Oct. 4
3,525.00
6 available
Autumn 2024: Module 3 & 4. Sept. 23
VO342-24 Sept.23-Oct.4.
2,350.00
5 available
Spring 2025 - Complete DFD Course - January 13
4,500.00
15 available