Course overview

Floristry Level 2 City of Bristol College

This part-time, one-year course will prepare you for a practical career in floristry, designing and preparing your own arrangements, either working for a floristry business or employer or working for yourself.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for people aged 19 and over. You should have an interest and enthusiasm for working the floristry industry 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

To join this course, you do not need previous floristry experience but you do need a passion to work in the industry. You also need English Language GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above or English Functional Skills at Level 1 or above, and you need basic ICT skills in order to complete research and assignments tasks.

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 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. You might prefer to set up your own small floristry business. If you want to further extend your skills, knowledge and career opportunities, you can progress on our Level 3 Certificate.

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.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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