Certificate in Floristry Level 2
- September 2022, 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 definitely for you.
This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old and over. You may not have any previous knowledge or 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 cut flowers, foliage’s including plants and how to look after them. Embrace your creative side when learning how to arrange fresh, dried or artificial materials for events, weddings and funerals. Floristry is not just about flowers, for a florist to be successful they need to understand their tools, 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.
Why Our College?
Outstanding learning environment
Our cutting garden and floristry rooms provide the perfect learning environment to nurture your talent.
Floristry is a £2.2bn industry, with over 8,400 UK businesses and 25,000 employees.
Many of our students go on to run their own floristry businesses with recent success stories including Katherine Hadingham, who now runs Fig & Roses in Harleston and Anna Pickford who owns Ragged Robin Florist in Wymondham.
A minimum of four GCSE's at grade 1-3 including Grade 3 in English and maths
Conditioning of plant materials
Creating a variety of designs commercially in line with sustainability:
Hand tied designs
Wedding designs to include, buttonholes, boutonnieres, corsages, bridal posies
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
Synoptic practical exam
Health & Safety exam
On successful completion of this course you may gain employment or seek an apprenticeship. Students aged 19 and over can progress on to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Floristry.
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