Certified One Day Balloon School - Basic Level Course

This course is the Balloon School Introduction course

and is taught at balloon School level 1 Classes

Although a higher level of instruction given than required

this course is offered as OCN level 1 if required

portfolio is completed and assessed successfully


The course will run with the following topics covered:

(more then either of the above certifications require,

both courses are included in the days training)

  • Discuss SAFETY FIRST for you and those around you, including risk assessments
  • Discuss gasses used in balloon Decoration
  • and how to be SAFE with the Gasses used and the Cylinders
  • Discuss & Demonstrate inflation techniques with
  • different sizes of latex balloons and Temperature effects
  • Discuss balloon design elements with foil balloons

Discuss, Demonstrate and Create -

Various Staggered and layered balloon designs

  • Discuss, Demonstrate & HANDS ON,
  • inflation techniques, sizing balloons, double stuffing, double bubbles,
    Hi floating latex balloons, design elements and balloon accessories, also adding accents with balloon twisting balloons
  • Discuss colour wheel and principles & elements of design basics
  • Discuss & Demonstrate Balloon Releases & Industry Code of Conduct

Create and conduct a small latex balloon release

  • Discuss spiral Garland Chart
  • garlands & swags, table sculpture & columns
  • Discuss Arch length formulas
  • .... Create single line helium filled balloon archway
  • ..... Create single line Air filled balloon archway
  • Discuss and Demonstrate designs with plastic balloons & bubbles
  • Discuss Marketing, Selling, Advertising, Promotion & Publicity
  • Discuss Customer Service & Public Relations