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Higher Diploma Level 4 Floristry City & Guilds


This qualification is aimed at candidates who have completed a level 3 qualification in floristry and are seeking higher level qualifications in professional floristry. The course is designed for those who are ambitious and wish to continue their career journey into management


Candidates must have achieved a level 3 standard in professional floristry, including industrial experience and have a sufficient level of literacy and numeracy to enable them to research the underpinning knowledge, carry out the practical tasks and complete the assignments.

It is designed to:

• Inspire and encourage research
• Encourage learners to develop and perfect skills learned in Level 3
• Build confidence
• Develop own individual floral identity and style
The course is tutored by an award winning florist, currently running own floristry business and has experience at examining at this level

Course content

• Botanical Concepts & Practices for Floristry
• Historical Studies for Floristry
• Floral Event Practices
• Business Practices for Floristry
• Marketing & Promotion Practices for Floristry
• Technical Floristry Skills in Tied Designs, Wired & Glued Designs and designs in Mediums
• Design Trends
• Concepts for Floristry

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:

• Practical examination (Externally set – 3.5 hours)
• Written examination (Externally set – 3 hours)
• Three module integrated assignments

Career Pathways

• Senior florist
• Freelance florist
• Event co-ordinator
• Self-employed florist
• Students who studied this qualification have progressed to working in boutique hotels, wedding co-ordinating, setting up own businesses, careers with florists in London, Manchester and Australia. Teaching, working on cruise ships and resident florist in hotel in Bahamas.


For further information or to discuss the course please contact Course Manager, Karen Longbottom on 07779 625315

Entry Requirements

Level 3 floristry qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2 and practical experience in the industry

Further Study

Students can progress onto a City & Guilds Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277