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Floristry Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Full Time


The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry provides a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to progress to employment or further learning and training within the floristry industry.

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Entry Requirements

5 x GCSE at 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent Level 2 Floristry qualification at Merit or Distinction
Must include GCSE Maths and English at 9-4 (A
Evidence of practical floristry experience
Satisfactory references from most recent School / College / Employer

Learning Outcomes

Principles of health and safety
Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries
Principles of the creative design process in floristry
Plant and flower care
Tied floral designs
Floral designs in a medium
Wired floral designs
Glued floral designs
Business management and marketing in floristry
Trends in the floristry industry
Event floristry


This course is assessed in a variety of ways including theory and practical examinations, externally set assignments and portfolios.

This qualification consists of a range of mandatory units. These will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress into employment in the floristry industry.

You will study creative floral design methods and techniques, botany and business skills. On top of that, you will cover in detail how to produce a range of designs, including tied designs, wired designs, glued designs and designs in different mediums. You will study how to produce floral designs for different events, such as weddings and funerals. You will also learn about current and future design development and innovation in floristry.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours work experience in the floristry industry.


Students could progress onto the extended diploma in the second year

Once the second year is complete there are progression opportunities to a higher level qualification such as Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry or university programmes.

Career Progression

This qualification provides you with all the skills required to either become employed in the floristry industry, for example as a florist, senior florist or florist shop manager, or to start your own business.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop

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