Level 2 Certificate in Floristry (Learning for Life)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course is suitable for those who wish to gain the practical skills and the knowledge needed to secure a career in floristry. You will gain the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to secure employment within this expanding sector or progress onto further study.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has start dates in January and September and will take 6 months to complete.

You can choose to attend during the day on a Tuesday or Wednesday from 9.00am - 4.00pm.

This course will take place at our Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4BU.

What will I study?

Located in St Helens College's fully-functioning floristry, The Flower Studio, you will gain a thorough understanding of the various aspects of Floristry. The following areas will be covered:

  • Introduction to art and design
  • Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials
  • Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs
  • Plan, prepare and construct arrangements
  • Introduction to function decorating using floral displays

How is it assessed?

This course is assessed through a number of written and practical assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No. There are no formal entry requirements.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £503.

Course fees are dependent on personal circumstances. If you are aged 19 or over, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding to cover course fees. If you are aged 19 - 23 and this is your first full level 2 qualification, 100% of your course fees will be covered. More information can be provided upon application.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course you may wish to further enhance your skills by enrolling onto the level 3 Diploma in Floristry. Alternatively, you may seek out employment within the floristry industry taking up roles such as assistant florist, wedding flower arranger, funeral home flower arranger or flower shop supervisor or manager.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Floristry with us?

Work Experience

Gain experience of working in a fast-paced environment with local businesses.

Showcase Skills

Compete and showcase your skills in competitions such as the Southport Flower Show.


Take part in employability and enterprise sessions to boost your CV.

Experienced Tutors

Work alongside experienced tutors in our commercial shop, The Flower Studio.

Progression Routes

Our courses could lead to employment, an apprenticeship or even university.

Employer Projects

Create floral designs across a range of special occasions for local and regional employers.