Skip to main content

Master Diploma in Professional Floristry Level 5 City and Guilds


This qualification is aimed at candidates who have completed a level 4 qualification in floristry and are seeking to reach the highest level qualification in professional floristry. The course is designed for those who are looking to get to the top of their profession with an aim to move into business ownership and all that running a floristry business entails.


Candidates must have achieved a level 4 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 to a higher achievement
• Give opportunity to build a portfolio to a higher standard
• Experience making complex designs with guidance
• Give confidence when working alone in a range of situations
The course is tutored by an award winning florist, currently running own floristry business and experience at examining at this level

Course content

• Botanical Concepts & Practices for Floristry
• International Studies for Floristry
• Floral Event Management
• Business Management for Floristry
• Marketing & Promotion Management for Floristry
• Professional Floristry Skills in Tied Designs, Wired & Glued Designs and designs in Mediums
• Design innovations
• Professional Design 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 in managerial role
• 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 4 floristry qualification with English and Maths at Level 2 and practical experience in the industry

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