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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?

If you are aged 16-18, this course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

However, if you are aged 19 and above, this course starts in September and you will attend College two days a week for two years.

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 completed a full level 2 floristry qualification.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), 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 click here.

If you are an adult student aged 19 or over, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. You could also choose to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year.

More information can be provided upon application. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here.

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.

A diploma in floristry could help you to become:

  • An assistant florist
  • A wedding flower coordinator
  • A funeral home flower arranger
  • A flower shop supervisor/manager

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.

Alternatively, you could go on to take the level 4 NVQ in Floristry Business Management.

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

Ref: Suzanne Foster