Level 3 Diploma in Floristry

This advanced course takes your skills and knowledge to the next level, gaining a more in-depth understanding of running a successful business.

You will explore everything from corporate identity, buying and business procedures to creating complex floral designs and arrangements for a range of events.

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

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

In addition to completing valuable work experience, you will cover the following areas:

  • Diverse flower and plant care
  • Creative design process for florists
  • Diverse tied floral designs
  • Diverse floral designs for weddings and formal occasions
  • Diverse floral designs for funerals
  • Diverse floral arrangements
  • Negotiate and agree terms of sale within the industry
  • Function and event decorating using floral designs
  • Working in the industry

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by written and practical assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully achieved a level 2 Floristry qualification.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to secure employment within the floristry industry or progress on to our HND in Business at University Centre St Helens.

This qualification could help you to become:

  • An assistant florist
  • A wedding flower coordinator
  • A flower shop supervisor/manager
  • Proprietor of your own floristry business

After taking these qualifications, you could go on to a level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry or a level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry.

These further qualifications could give you the skills and knowledge you need to run your own flower shop.

Ref: Suzanne Foster