NABAS Approved Training

If you’re thinking about joining the balloon industry or have recently started working with them and want to make sure you’ve got the right skills and knowledge behind you, you’re in the right place! 

NABAS Training Day

PIEUK-25 (Party Industry Event UK 22) is being held at the stunning Slate Conferences at Warwick University and will be a 2 day event packed with inspirational instructors and designs, a big décor build, drinks reception and gala dinner. 

The last two events were out of this world and whether you are new to the industry or have years of experience under your belt this is an opportunity NOT to be missed! As well as getting hands on and learning new techniques, you’ll also have the chance to network with like minded balloonies which is always valuable!

With different packages available and payment plans in place to help spread the cost, head to www.nabas.co.uk to find out more and to book your place!

What is NABAS?

NABAS is the National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers and was set up in 1988. It is managed by a committee of member volunteers, working hard on behalf of all the members to set high industry standards, provide unrivalled support and encourage a supportive family atmosphere where members are able to ask for and receive support.

Level One Training

Whether you have dabbled with balloons in the past or are now considering a career in balloon decorating, then the NABAS Level One course has been designed with you in mind! Our full day, hands on class with NABAS Approved Instructor Claire takes you through topics including the different gases, basic decor techniques, job costing, health and safety, marketing, codes of conduct and much much more, and you will leave with a broad, unbiased level of knowledge to help build your confidence when working with balloons.

With a maximum of 6 delegates per class, the cost is £250 to include materials, certificate and NABAS course manual.

Plus, once you have successfully completed this course you can join NABAS as a member with 10% off your first year’s membership which includes our excellent liability insurance, access to the closed Facebook group and support from members across the UK.

It is vital that you have liability insurance in place before selling balloons to the public, and if you join NABAS (www.nabas.co.uk/nabas-membership) as a member then you will get excellent industry specific insurance as part of your membership. In addition, for less than 50p a day, your membership includes access to the members area of the website which is packed with downloadable resources covering design inspiration, marketing materials and much more, supplier discounts, access to our closed Facebook group where fellow members provide advice and support to others within our NABAS family, a free member listing promoting your business and much more!

It is vital that you have liability insurance in place before selling balloons to the public, and if you join NABAS (www.nabas.co.uk/nabas-membership) as a member then you will get excellent industry specific insurance as part of your membership. In addition, for less than 50p a day, your membership includes access to the members area of the website which is packed with downloadable resources covering design inspiration, marketing materials and much more, supplier discounts, access to our closed Facebook group where fellow members provide advice and support to others within our NABAS family, a free member listing promoting your business and much more!

2023 training dates

DateClassLocationCost
Sun 3rd December 2023Level OneKettering£250
Sat 20th January 2024Level OneKettering£250
Sun 25th February 2024Level OneKettering£250
Mon 26th February 2024Level Two Kettering£250

Level Two Training

This is a progressive class following on from the fundamentals covered in Level One. This is more hands on, working on larger pieces of decor using more techniques and delivering greater impact!

Air Filled Square Pack Designs

Mastering the versatile square pack and duplet square pack techniques will open up a whole range of designs. You’ll learn how to transform the technique from a sturdy balloon base into a wall and learn how to create circle structures from balloons too!

Classic ‘v Organic

Classic and organic decor are very different, and it is crucial that you understand both sets of techniques, how they differ and how to correctly price both. In this class you’ll learn a range of designs which cover all this and more, leaving you feeling confident in creating both classic and organic decor.

Want to know more?

For more information, please contact me on 07591 524348 or get in touch below.

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