Floristry Level 2 -

Floristry Level 2

Course Details

  • Department

  • Qualification

    Level 2
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    1 Year
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

Are you creative with a good eye for colour and looking to develop practical, technical floristry skills? Then this City & Guilds qualification is for you. You'll learn all the transferable skills needed to kick-start your floristry career, with the course covering hand-tied designs and floral arrangements, as well as funeral and wedding work. Open to study on a full or part-time basis.

Entry Requirements


4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old Grade C) or above including Maths and English with Art also desirable.

Cost for students aged Under 19


for students over the age of 19 please contact us


Key Information

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

Customer service

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.

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old Grade C) or above including Maths and English with Art also desirable.

Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2.

Career pathways include:

Junior florist


Senior florist

Freelance florist

Event co-ordinator

Self-employed florist

Students work experience has led to jobs within retail flower shops, event floristry, flower farming, hotel and wedding co-ordinating and many have set up their own business

Progression and Development Sessions

All students enrolled on a Level 2 or Level 3 course will be required to attend Progression and Development sessions every week. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics from careers and employability, British Values and equality and diversity to essential life skills such as mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.


We encourage students to find a placement close to home but we can assist with securing a placement for you as we have a dedicated placement officer.


Retail florists provide the best experience for students as they are able to work through all the very busy peak periods in the industry, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mothering Sunday, as well as experiencing the daily taking of orders for gifts, funeral and sympathy tributes and weddings. You are expected to undertake 150 hours once you have enrolled on the course, this has on many occasions led students to part- or full-time paid work.

A normal range of stationary is required for theory sessions.




Other supply costs are kept to a minimum wherever possible and will be provided before the start of the course.

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