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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

If you are looking to start a career within the floristry industry and are keen to develop your creative flair along with practical, technical floristry skills, then this course is perfect for you.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge of different flowers and plants and how to look after them.

You will learn that successful florists need to understand their tools, environment and the all-important finishing touches that make a difference. The course will help you gain an understanding of design principles and the skills needed to apply these to the creation of beautiful floristry products.

You will also gain an understanding of how floristry businesses operate and develop the skills needed to interact with customers and identify their needs.

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. You will attend college two days per week, as well as completing work experience in the industry.

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

What will I study?

This qualification covers the skills you will need to enter the world of work within the floristry industry, or progress to further learning and training.

You will study the following modules:

  • Working in the floristry industry
  • Preparing to create floristry designs
  • Creating floristry designs
  • Customer service
  • Caring for and maintaining floristry products
  • Floristry design principles
  • Health and safety for the land-based industries

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by synoptic assignments and theory exams.

You must also complete the mandatory employer involvement requirement before successfully achieving this qualification.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

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

This is a professional floristry qualification and applicants must be prepared to undertake 150 hours industry experience as part of this qualification.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

There are a number of payment options including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment.

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

Once you have successfully completed this qualification you could go on to study the level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry.

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.

Ref: Suzanne Foster

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.