Through this qualification you will learn about different flowers and plants and how to look after them. You will also learn that there is more to floristry than flowers and that for florists to be successful, they need to understand their tools, environment and the finishing touches that make a difference. With this, you will develop an understanding of design principles and the skills needed to apply these to the design and creation of floristry products. You will gain an understanding of how floristry businesses operate and develop skills needed to interact with customers and identify their needs.
You will study the following mandatory units:
Flower, foliage and houseplant care
Working in the floristry industry
Creating floristry designs
Caring for and maintaining floristry products
Floristry design principles
Health and safety for the land-based industries
We work with local employers and industry professionals, who will contribute to the delivery of your training. We will support your learning, by working with both local and national floristry businesses.
Why Choose us?
Structured work placements within a flower shop or freelance florist
Zoom lectures, webinars, guided tours of growers and talks given by industry experts
This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the floristry industry or further specialist study
Dedicated floristry classrooms and workshop
Experienced lecturers with many years industry experience
Educational trips to The Netherlands, wholesale flower market, wholesalers and flower growers
Competition work – Students are encouraged to compete at Harrogate Flower Show, Worldskills UK, Interflora and RHS Chelsea Florist of the year
Based within land-based college with vast natural resources and beautiful grounds
Opportunities to produce floral designs for college events, flowers festivals, private weddings as well as working with Castle Howard and Merchant Taylors Hall.