Level 2 Award in Floristry (Learning for Life)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course is designed to develop your practical skills in planning, preparing and constructing basic floral designs.

It is ideal for those with little or no experience and are looking take their first steps into the floristry industry to improve your chances of finding work, trying a potential new career or developing a new skill.

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

This course starts in January and September. You will attend College for 10 weeks.

You can choose to attend during the day on a Monday from 9.00am - 4.00pm. Alternatively, you can choose to attend during the evening on a Monday and Wednesday from 5.30pm - 9.00pm.

This course will take place at our Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

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

  • Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs
  • Plan, prepare and construct arrangements

You will also touch on the following:

  • Introduction to art and design - learning colour harmonies and design principles
  • Identify, and learn the conditioning of incoming cut flowers and foliager

How is it assessed?

This course is assessed through a number of written and practical assessments. You will be fully supported by your tutor.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No formal qualifications are needed to begin this course. However, a keen interest in Floristry would be an advantage.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding to cover course fees. If you are aged 19 - 23 and this is your first 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 and knowledge by completing the level 2 certificate in Floristry through an additional period of study.

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.

Employability

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.