Do you have a creative flair? If you love flowers and plants and have an interest in creative design, this could be just the career for you. Experienced florists often go on to manage a retail outlet or start up their own business. Our florists regularly win prizes at major shows and one of our tutors is the World Skills Floristry Workshop Master. We even have our own floristry shop ‘The Green House’ at the York campus.
According to the Flowers and Plants Association, the UK floristry industry is now worth in excess of £2.2 billion. Floral displays have enoyed an increase in popularity and are frequently used to brighten the consumer's home.
We offer courses at our York campus and our centres at Guisborough and Harrogate.
You can choose from a range of courses aimed at developing professional skills and enhancing career development. We also have provision for recreational learners who want to expand their knowledge of floristry.
In addition to practical and theory based lectures, there are opportunities to observe the auction houses in Holland and the contemporary skills of the Dutch Masters. The department also invites professionals from the UK industry to present their design skills. Our learners are encouraged to further their professional development by attending numerous competitions such as the Harrogate Flower Show, UK Skills and the Society of Floristry in Nottingham.