Education

The more you know, the more you grow. Expand your business with ongoing education classes, the QBN program, and the CBA designation.

Qualatex Balloon Network

The QBN has been advancing balloon professionals worldwide since 1993. Unlock the tools and support you need to grow your business by becoming a member.

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Certified Balloon Artist

Earn your CBA designation – the only certification program in the industry – and join a worldwide community with those who hold this exclusive title.

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Education Courses

Our highly subsidised training courses cater for all levels, from complete beginners to more experienced artists looking to gain skills in new areas or understand the latest trends. During our workshops you will receive step by step tuition in a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. 

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Birthday Trends Masterclass

 | Cardiff, UK

This new one day Masterclass is perfect for balloon professionals looking to refresh their birthday party portfolio with designs featuring some of the latest and most popular products. With over 5 million babies being born each year in the EU, there are thousands of parties every week that need decor!

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I try to attend as many Qualatex-sponsored events as possible. They’re inspirational and motivational, and all the trainers are top-class. You are never too old to learn.

Matt Lewis, CBA, Matthew Lewis Displays, United Kingdom

130 Million Opportunities to Grow Your Business Each Year

UNICEF estimates that roughly 130 million babies are born each year. That means there are literally millions of occasions to celebrate every day! Still not convinced you can make a business out of baby celebrations? Take a look at all the different types of festivities surrounding a new baby.

4 Tips For Wedding Business Bliss

Many balloon decorators might feel that wedding decor accounts are out of their reach. The average bride-to-be probably doesn’t consider balloons when she’s planning the decor for her wedding. So what do you do to earn their business and show them that balloon decor can be a viable option for their wedding and reception? We asked decorators on Facebook to share their tips for wedding business bliss.

Balloon Basics

Explore inflation tips, sizing tools, and foundational skills that can save you time and money.

Find color charts, helium guidelines, videos, and more!

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Balloon Magazines

Balloon Images Magazine: For the balloon decorator and QBN member.

Balloon Magic – The Magazine: Great resource for balloon entertainers.

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Scholarships

Expand your knowledge with the Qualatex Scholarship program. Designed to develop high-potential balloon professionals, the Scholarship program accepts applications year-round.

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