Balloon Artistry (7158)

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016
Our Awards and Certificates in Balloon Artistry Techniques covers a range of skills from classic balloon displays through to creating a display of aerial balloons for an event.
This qualification is ideal for anyone interested in the creative sector from complete beginners to those wishing to develop their skills and knowledge.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

Interested in delivering this qualification?

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

If your Centre is approved to offer the Award/Certificate/Diploma in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry you can apply for the new qualification in Balloon Artistry approval using the fast track approval form, available from the City & Guilds website.

Centres should use the fast track form if:
• there have been no changes to the way the qualifications are delivered, and
• they meet all of the approval criteria in the fast track form guidance notes.


Fast track approval is available for 12 months from the launch of the qualification. After 12 months, the Centre will have to go through the standard Qualification Approval Process. The centre is responsible for checking that fast track approval is still current at the time of application.


To offer these qualifications, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Please refer to the Centre Manual - Supporting Customer Excellence for further information.


Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualifications before designing a course programme.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

If your Centre is approved to offer the Award/Certificate/Diploma in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry you can apply for the new qualification in Balloon Artistry approval using the fast track approval form, available from the City & Guilds website. 

Centres should use the fast track form if: 
• there have been no changes to the way the qualifications are delivered, and 
• they meet all of the approval criteria in the fast track form guidance notes. 

Fast track approval is available for 12 months from the launch of the qualification. After 12 months, the Centre will have to go through the standard Qualification Approval Process. The centre is responsible for checking that fast track approval is still current at the time of application. 

To offer these qualifications, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Please refer to the Centre Manual - Supporting Customer Excellence for further information. 

Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualifications before designing a course programme. 

Level 1

For learners who want to obtain the skills as a basic designer maker.


They allow learners to learn, develop and practise the creative skills required for career progression in the design Industry.
With a qualification in Creative Techniques you will become a well informed designer maker in your chosen craft subject, able to sample ideas and create well-designed, professional quality craft items.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

They allow learners to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

• City & Guilds L2 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry

Level 1 Award in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry (7158-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 1 Award in Designing and Creating a Customised Coloured Classic Balloon Display

  • Accreditation No: 601/2170/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Designing and Creating a Display of Aerial Balloons for an Event

  • Accreditation No: 601/2192/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 500 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry (7158-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 1 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry

  • Accreditation No: 601/2493/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 121 - 121 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

For learners who want to obtain the skills as a  designer maker.

They allow learners to learn, develop and practise the creative skills required for career progression in the design Industry.
With a qualification in Creative Techniques you will become a well informed designer maker in your chosen craft subject, able to sample ideas and create well-designed, professional quality craft items. As an added option you can also learn the vital knowledge of the skills involved in how to run a creative business.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

They allow learners to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

• Level 3 Diploma in Creative Techniques (7113-53)

• Level 3 Diploma in Craft Skills for Creative Industries (7168 – 01)

Level 2 Award in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry (7158-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Award in Designing and Creating a Classic Balloon Display for a Corporate Event

  • Accreditation No: 601/2171/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing and Creating a Grouped Display of Aerial Balloons

  • Accreditation No: 601/2191/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry (7158-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry

  • Accreditation No: 601/2492/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 20 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 160 - 160 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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