NABAS Approved Training

NABAS Training Day

2022 is going to be an exciting year as we celebrate 35 years of NABAS! As part of these celebrations, the highlight event of the year will be a phenomenal 3 day training event. PIEUK-22 (Party Industry Event UK 22) is being held at the Hilton Double Tree in Coventry and will be a day 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 to find out more and to book your place!

NABAS PIEUK-22 Event, 15-17 October 2022

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.

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

It is vital that you have liability insurance in place before selling balloons to the public, and if you join NABAS ( 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!

2022 training dates (following Covid regulations):

Sun 15th MayLevel TwoNorwich, NR13 6RH£250
Sun 5th JuneLevel OneNorwich, NR13 6RH£250
Sun 26th JuneClassic ‘v’ OrganicNorwich, NR13 6RH£200
Sun 10th JulyLevel TwoLutterworth, LE17 4HG£250
Mon 11th JulyClassic ‘v’ OrganicLutterworth, LE17 4HG£200
Sun 17th JulyAir Filled Square Pack DesignsNorwich, NR13 6RH£200
Sun 31st JulyLevel TwoNorwich, NR13 6RH£250
Sun 4th SeptemberLevel OneLutterworth, LE17 4HG£250
Mon 5th SeptemberAir Filled Square Pack DesignsLutterworth, LE17 4HG£200
Sun 25th SeptemberLevel OneNorwich, NR13 6RH£250
Sun 9th OctoberLevel TwoNorwich, NR13 6RH£250
Sun 20th NovemberLevel TwoLutterworth, LE17 4HG£250
Mon 21st NovemberTo be confirmedLutterworth, LE17 4HG£200

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 technique allows you to use it in a whole range of designs. You’ll learn how to transform the technique into an impressive balloon stack, a graduated column design and into a wall!

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.

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

NABAS - the only trade association run by members for members.

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.

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.