Course overview

Floristry Level 2 City of Bristol College

On this part-time, one-year course, you will learn to design and prepare your own floral arrangements. After the course you could progress to higher-level study, go to work in a florist’s shop or use the entrepreneurship skills covered inn the course to set up your own business.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over. You should have an interest in floristry and the ability to work creatively.

What you'll learn

You will acquire a range of creative and practical floristry skills and techniques. For example, you will learn how to apply artistic principles in floral design, how to be creative and imaginative with your design, and how to plan and prepare a variety of floral designs, including tied designs, designs in different mediums and wedding floristry. You will also gain business-related knowledge, for example, understanding customer requirements and customer service, how to produce commercially viable products, and how to work in accordance with health and safety regulations. You will also develop the personal qualities and employability skills you need to succeed in a floristry career, for example reliability, punctuality and the ability to work independently or as part of a team to deliver high standards of work.

Course entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

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To join this course, you do not need previous floristry experience but you do need a passion to work in the industry.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is taught one day a week during term time over an academic year. You will be taught by experienced florists in our modern floristry workshop at our South Bristol Skills Academy. You will learn through a mix of demonstrations, presentations and practical activities.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete the course, you could go directly into employment, for example, working in a florist shop or a garden centre, working as a wedding event florist or doing corporate floral work in hotels and in the catering industry. Alternatively, you might prefer to set up your own small floristry business, or progress on to a Level 3 qualification in floristry.

Additional costs

You must supply your own materials and equipment for the year, including fresh flowers and foliage (approximately £450), floristry scissors/secateurs (approximately £30), uniform/apron and writing materials and folders. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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