Course Outline

There are two learning components to the Floral Design Diploma. Upon successful completion of the course, including all quizzes, you can request certificate of completion for the Theory of Floral Design. Should you wish to complete the full Floral Design Diploma, you will be required to submit a final project, which includes designing 2 floral arrangements that have been taught within the course. As with all TYSA courses, you will receive lifetime course access.

  • 1


    • Meet your Instructor

    • Guide to Thinkific

    • Guidelines to Submitting your Assignments

  • 2

    Module 1: History Overview

    • Ancient History

    • Europe

    • America

    • Ikebana: Eastern Design Philosophies

    • Ikebana: Make Flowers Come Alive

    • Ikebana Quiz

    • Western Design Philosophies

    • Flowers & Their Meanings Guide

    • Client Brief Assignment

  • 3

    Module 2: Tools and Preparation

    • Overview

    • Building a Floral Tool Kit

    • Common Floral Materials Onboard

    • Tool Care & Preparation

    • Floral Toolkit Assignment

    • Outfitting Downloadable

  • 4

    Module 3: Flower Care

    • Preparing the Stems

    • Conditioning Flowers

    • Common Challenges Onboard Yachts

    • Flower Care Quiz

  • 5

    Module 4: Types of Flowers and Plants

    • 3 Main Considerations

    • Focal, Secondary, Filler & Greenery

    • Top 18 Flowers for Yachts

    • Orchids 101

    • Sea-Air Approved Plants

    • Seasonal Flower Guide

    • Flower Components Assignment

  • 6

    Module 5: Types of Arrangements

    • 8 Primary Arrangements

    • Faux Arrangements

    • Types of Vases/Vessels

    • Onboard Inspiration Gallery

    • Primary Arrangement Quiz

  • 7

    Module 6: Making Yacht Arrangements

    • Key Planning

    • Hand-Tied Rose Pave

    • Modern Long and Low Centrepiece

    • Traditional Arrangement

    • Tropical Arrangement

    • Phalaenopsis Repotting

  • 8

    Module 7: The Ordering Process

    • Ordering 101

    • Understanding Phytosanitary Certificates

    • Agents vs Florists vs Wholesaler

    • Global Florist Directory

    • Ordering Process Quiz

    • TYSA - International Wholesale Discount

  • 9

    Exit Survey

    • Exit Survey

  • 10

    Final Project

    • 3-Part Assessment

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Payment Options

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  • Does this course include hands-on design?

    Yes! You will learn through video, five of Lorrie's favourite (and most popular) floral arrangements for Yachts and Villas. To complete the Floral Design Diploma, you must submit a final project, which includes recreating 3 of the 5 arrangements demonstrated in the course.

  • What if I am unable to access flowers to complete the final project?

    Upon completion of the course (including all quizzes throughout the modules), you will receive access to a Theory of Floral Design certificate. This certificate can then be upgraded to the Floral Design Diploma certificate within the six months of your course access once you are able to source flowers to complete the final project.

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Meet your Instructor

What will I learn?

  • The BEST flowers and plants to purchase, based on your location and the time span you need the blooms for

  • Understanding the principals of arrangements, how to determine the best arrangement type for a specific area &importance of floral care.

  • The difference between purchasing flowers from a wholesaler, agent and florist. And what may be the best option for you!

Blended Learning Bundle

Looking for more information on our onboard & online blended learning bundle? Click the link below to get in touch with a member of the TYSA team. Following this, a custom proposal will be created based on the Owners Preferences, or your flower requests.