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Level 2 Diploma in Floristry

Based in our very own commercial flower shop, The Flower Studio, you will create floral designs, arrangements and hand tied bouquets for wedding, funerals and other large events.

You will also have the opportunity to complete valuable work experience, giving you first-hand insight of working in a fast-paced and exciting industry.

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

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

However, if you are aged 19 and above, the course has start dates in September and January. You can choose to attend College on a Monday and Thursday from 9.00am - 4.00pm for one year. Alternatively, you could choose to attend during the evening on a Monday and Wednesday from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Introduction to art and design
  • Identifying, checking and monitoring the quality of incoming cut materials
  • Identifying and maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs
  • Planning, preparing and constructing tied floristry designs
  • Planning, preparing and constructing funeral designs
  • Planning, preparing and constructing arrangements
  • Planning, preparing and constructing wedding designs with floral material
  • Displaying of floristry goods
  • Introduction to working in the industry
  • Introduction to function decorating using floral displays

In addition to the above units, you will also cover:

  • Functional skills in maths and English (dependent on grade)
  • Personal tutor and career education sessions
  • Employability and enterprise sessions
  • Work related experience
  • Enrichment opportunities

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by assignments and an online multiple choice exam.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above in English and maths.

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.

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.

For more information on the financial support that may be available, please click here.

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

Once you have completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the level 3 diploma to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Alternatively, you may choose to undertake an apprenticeship to earn whilst you learn.

Ref: Suzanne Foster