NABAS Approved 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 the basics that you need to know to start working with balloons safely, covering basic, classic decor techniques which underpin many more designs moving forward and with guidance on developing your business included too!

Plus, if you haven’t yet got liability insurance in place then head to to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of this amazing trade association. As well as amazing industry specific trade insurance, 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 plus access to our closed Facebook group where fellow members provide advice and support to others within our NABAS family.

Training dates for 2021: To be confirmed once Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Location for training classes: Salhouse Jubilee Hall, Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich, NR13 6RH.

Class cost: £250 to include all materials, a student manual and a certificate upon successful completion.

** We are very aware that not being able to attend hands on training may be affecting your ability to develop at the speed you would like. In order to provide you with some initial support, NABAS are offering you £20 off the cost of your Level One training if you join as a member before restrictions are lifted. This way, you get to access the online materials and start to get a feel for the industry before getting stuck in when classes resume in person. To find out more, just get in touch! **

For more information, please call 07591 524348 or use my contact page.


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.

NABAS have a team of instructors covering the UK, offering Level One courses to those wishing to learn strong fundamental skills. This can then be followed with a range of further courses to develop techniques and encourage creativity and flair. New for 2021 are the online mini classes which are available to members only and proving very popular!

About Claire Carney Floral & Balloon Designs

I am an independent florist, Certified Balloon Artist and NABAS Approved Instructor based near Norwich, Norfolk, UK.  I create bespoke designs, delivering and installing these all over Norfolk and North Suffolk.