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Floristry, Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Full Time


The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry is for you if you are looking to start a career within the floristry industry. If you like to interact with others, be creative and are keen to develop practical skills, then this qualification is for you.

The qualification is suitable if you are 16 -19. You may not have any previous knowledge or work experience in floristry, or you may have always wanted to be creative and not had the time. You will gain life-long skills and knowledge, make new friendships with like-minded people in a fast growing and successful sector.

Throughout this qualification you will learn about sustainability from all aspects of arranging materials, the supply chain of cut flowers, foliage’s including plants and how to look after them.
Embrace your creative side when learning a wide range of new skills arranging fresh, dried, or artificial materials for events, weddings, and funerals. Floristry is not just about the flowers, for a florist to be successful they need to understand their tools, the environment and the finishing touches that make a difference. You will develop an understanding of design principles and the skills needed to apply these to a design. Exploration of how the floristry business operates and develop skills needed to interact with customers to identify their needs.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSE's at Grade 9-3 (A*-D) Must include English and Maths at no less than Grade 3 or D. Satisfactory references from most recent school, college, or employer.
Progressing students require a relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit or above, plus entry requirements for Maths and English

Learning Outcomes

Conditioning of plant materials
Botanical nomenclature
Creating a variety of designs commercially in line with sustainability:
Hand tied designs
Wedding designs to include, buttonholes, boutonnieres, corsages, bridal posies
Funeral designs
Customer service
Health , Safety
The Principles and Elements of Design
Working in the industry with employer involvement (150 hours)


Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting a junior florist.
Required grade to progress onto Level 3 Floristry or Horticulture where you may like to incorporate growing your own flowers and be part of Flowers from the Farm.


Initial assessment at interview and induction
Mock exams
Synoptic practical exam
Theory exam
Health & Safety exam


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma having achieved a Merit or above (see level 3 for further information on Maths and English requirements- course code AO551).

Career Progression

Most of our students leave college and work in the industry after level 3. Some work in the retail sector as flower seller’s or wholesale assistant’s, many are passionate to go onto run their own business, specialising in event floristry for wedding and occasions to include Funeral floristry. Freelance florists may work for corporate hotel chains designing flowers in a team for large scale events. Another avenue is to pursue working abroad or travel on a cruise ship as their onboard florist, with further study become a tutor, assessor.


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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