Level 3 Diploma in Floristry (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

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.

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

What will I study?

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. You will be fully supported by your tutor.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully achieved a level 2 Floristry qualification.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on the financial support that may be available, please visit our dedicated Adult Financial support page.

If you are aged 19 or over, you could also choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility is not dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments do not start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,725 per year. For more information, please visit our dedicated Advanced Learner Loan 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 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.

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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Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

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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.