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TUTOR'S CV

LINDA KNIGHTS

QUALIFICATIONS RELEVANT TO FLOWER ARRANGING

*1990 City and Guilds Teacher’s Certificate 7307/1 and 7307/2

*1990 City and Guilds Creative Studies (Flower Arrangement) 7841 (3 Distinctions)

*1991 City and Guilds Creative Studies (Flower Arrangement) 7842 (Distinction)

*1994 City and Guilds Creative Studies (Design) 7900

*Many other certificates for flower arranging/floristry and arts/crafts/design from City College, Flower Council of Holland, and National Association of Flower Arranging Societies.

NAFAS National Teacher

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

*Commenced 1989 in Adult Education with Classes at Thorpe, Brundall and Blofield

*Taught flower arranging from Beginners to Contemporary for clubs and groups, also Easton College and Norfolk Adult Education.

*Taught Certificated Flower Arranging course Level 1 to Level 4  for City & Guilds at Easton College

* Taught NAFAS/OCN Diploma  Level 1 to Level 4 at Easton College and Thorpe Adult Education Centre

*I have been teaching leisure classes and workshops for Groups and Clubs and Charities since 1985 to date.

* 2012 to 2016 – teaching in-depth flower arranging course as an individual teacher.

COMPETITIONS

*Have won numerous cups and awards at Local and National Levels

*Gold and special award at World Show 2002, Silver gilt at Chelsea.

*Best in Show many times at Royal Norfolk Show (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2013, 2014 )

*Represented my club on numerous occasions

*Have also competed at Springfields, Suffolk Show, Chelsea, Floristry Society and in Italy

*2017 - Represented East of England Area of NAFAS in Blackpool National Show for 'Designer of the Year' (achieved to semi-finals)

MISCELLANEOUS

*Designed Flower Festivals including St. John’s Cathedral

*Organised many Competitive Shows

*Exhibited at numerous Flower Festivals

*Exhibited at Blickling Hall 'Flowers at Christmas' for 20 years

*2000  - 2017 Served on Flower Club Committees and also on Norwich Group Committee (also as Treasurer)

*2014 – Show Secretary at East of England Area Show

*2000 - Founded Thorpe Flower Club & was Life President until 2017

*2014 - Set up Website for East of England Area and now Web Administrator for Area.

*2015 – Officer on Committee of East of England Area of NAFAS as Treasurer until 2018. Now Acting Treasurer for East of England Area of NAFAS

*2018 - Assisted in setting up The Circle Study Group in Norfolk

*2018 - Education Representaive for East of England Area of NAFAS. 

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