Learning your trade should be something that never stops

Regardless of how long you have worked in an industry

March 2020 – whilst coronavirus is rearing it’s head and potentially affecting travel and events, please note that in the event of a training day being cancelled on advice of WHO and the UK government, full refunds will be made, however if you’re booking travel or accommodation then please ensure it’s free cancellation as we are unable to refund this.

Constant improvement and development in a hands-on, knowledgeable environment with other professionals is the perfect way to keep ahead of your competition and ensure that your clients receive the VERY BEST balloons and experience available.

NABAS training courses are unique in the UK – all courses are reviewed and quality checked to ensure that the learners get the the very most out of the training day, all include course-notes and NABAS certification. They are totally independent and by using the best balloons from manufacturers such as Grabo, Qualatex, Amscan, Sempertex, Takara Kosan, Oaktree, Unique and APAC, she can show how you can utilize the best of these to create unified works of art that will wow your clients.

Paula Ardron-Gemmell is one of only eight UK NABAS Approved Instructors. A fully certified and trained NABAS, plus a Certified Balloon Artist, as a NABAS Instructor she is totally independent when it comes to using balloons, equipment and accessories within her courses.

From one-to-one shop visits, teaching you and your team in house, to group training Paula is willing to create courses to suit your requirements.

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Training Dates and Info:

  • Silhouette Cameo for Beginners

    21st April 2020 – Ribby Hall Village, near Preston Lancashire. £125 + VAT includes lunch and after course support (maximum 8 in a class)

    Note: You must have your own cameo and laptop (if you have a Mac then please note you need to understand how it works as this course is mainly for pc)

  • 27th April 2020, Glasgow – includes lunch, NABAS certification and full-colour course manual plus a discount off your first year membership to NABAS (maximum 4 delegates)

  • 12th May 2020, Stevenage, Hertfordshire  – £208.33 + vat, includes lunch, NABAS certification, full-colour course manual and discount off your first year’s membership to NABAS [maximum 4 students per course]

  • 9th June 2020, Ribby Hall Village, Preston – £208.33 + vat includes lunch, NABAS certification and full-colour course manual plus a discount off your first year membership to NABAS [maximum 4 students per course]

  • TBC – GO International Wholesalers, Stevenage, Hertfordshire  – MAX 4 students £125 + vat includes lunch

www.nabas.co.uk is the National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers and the main force to be reckoned with in our industry. Established in 1988 it has been instrumental in establishing codes of conduct to help the environment, it’s members and our clients; as well as creating the best liability insurance tailored specifically for our requirements. As an Approved Instructor, Paula teaches the essential courses for everyone in the balloon industry – NABAS Level 1 is a basics course giving you the confidence and grounding to start up your balloon business. To take your learning to the next level there is an advanced NABAS Level 2 course designed to increase your knowledge into what you can create.

To compliment these, there is an extensive training program of both NABAS Courses and Approved specialist courses taught by Paula throughout not only the North of England but all over the UK. These courses will expand your knowledge and techniques to enable you offer your clients some technical and inspiring décor that makes you stand out from the crowd.