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Level 1 Diploma in Floristry

This is a great introduction to the industry and is perfect for those who have a real interest and passion for floristry.

Based in our commercial flower shop, The Flower Studio, you will produce basic floristry designs covering, tied designs and planted designs, while identifying cut materials and learning different floristry techniques.

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?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Develop own interpersonal skills
  • Health and safety awareness in the working environment
  • Health and safety in a practical environment
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Being a responsible employee
  • Colour theory and design
  • Digital images
  • Personal learning goals
  • Cultivating herbs
  • Floristry techniques
  • Identify indoor plants
  • Practical floristry skills
  • Prepare and plant a hanging basket
  • Sow seeds indoors in containers
  • Colour theory and design

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by workbooks and practical assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, just a passion and commitment to your studies.

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.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), 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?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the next level of study to advance your skills and knowledge.

You could progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry, or alternatively, you may decide to complete an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

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

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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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.