Pioneer has announced its education course timetable for the first half of the year and it includes two brand new courses – ‘Making Memories – The Early Years’ and ‘Simply Organics’.

The ‘Making Memories’ one day masterclass was designed as a collaboration between four very talented Qualatex instructors; Alberto Falcone CBA, Federico Onida CA, Sue Bowler CBA & Stuart Davies CBA. It focuses on the important occasions around the ‘early years’ – celebrating all things baby. Delegates will be inspired with design ideas and the latest techniques to capitalise on the rising popularity of events such as Gender Reveal parties and Baby Showers, through to the baby’s arrival, and beyond into Christening, Communion and birthday celebrations.

The new ‘Simply Organics’ course, delivered by Sue Bowler CBA, explores the growing demand for organic styling in balloon décor. This hands-on class offers delegates a host of tips and tricks to increase their confidence combining balloons of different sizes and colours and demonstrates both structured and free style organic creations.

As well as the two new courses, Qualatex will continue to run the continually popular core courses such as ‘Fundamentals’, ‘Retail Essentials’ and modules from the “Complete Wedding Series”. There is also an option to explore your creativity with the innovative new Chrome™ balloons at the inspirational “Weaving with Chrome” class.

Anna Hickman, Education and Export Manager at Pioneer Europe said “We are committed to helping balloon professionals grow their skills and their business. Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned-pro there are exciting courses available, all led by our talented Qualatex instructors.

We offer retailers and decorators the tools to confidently deliver designs in line with the latest consumer trends, thus helping them stay ahead of their competitors.’

Course places are limited, so customers are encouraged to book in advance, to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of Early Bird discounts.

Full details and online booking for courses at locations all over the UK can be found by clicking on the Education tab at