Course overview

Floristry Introduction – Funeral Arrangements City of Bristol College

This one-year course, which takes place one evening a week, will introduce you to the practical design and construction of floristry for funerals.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who want to gain specialist skills in funeral floristry.

What you'll learn

Floral funeral arrangements can be a comforting, creative and beautiful way to pay tribute to family and friends who have passed away, and they add a touch of colour and fragrance to an often-sombre occasion to help celebrate a person’s life. You will learn how to design and construct a variety of funeral arrangements, including symbolic floral bouquets, floral basket arrangements, formal wreaths and personalised wreaths. You will gain practical techniques, creative design ideas and a good understanding of how to use different types of flower and foliage.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this courses and you do not need experience of floristry.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is taught one evening a week over a year in our modern floristry workshop at our South Bristol Skills Academy. You will learn from experienced florists through demonstrations and practical activities. You will be advised each week about the flowers, foliage and resources which you will need to bring the following week. Your work will be assessed informally in class and you will receive a College Certificate when you complete the course.

Future career and study opportunities

You could further extend your knowledge, skills and career prospects by joining our Level 2 Floristry Certificate course. This could lead to employment in the floristry industry or you could progress to our more advanced Level 3 Floristry Certificate. If you are already working in the floristry industry, you might choose to develop your portfolio of professional skills by joining our wedding and bridal floristry course.

Additional costs

You will need to buy and bring flowers required for each session.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.