Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Floristry (0351-02) FT

Course Code: International students

Start Date: September 2018           Duration:  Full Time, 2 days a week, over 1yr plus a work placement

Start Day/Time:
Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Awarded by: City & Guilds

This course is intended for those wishing to work in the floristry industry, and who want to train in this creative profession. Enthusiasm will go a long way to helping you achieve your goals. This course is suitable for beginners and will train you in every aspect required to be an excellent florist.

Entry Requirements:

An interview with the course tutor will be required. Students over the age of 19, who do not have the standard entry requirements, may be eligible for this course subject to previous experience and interview. It is recommended that you may have 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including Numeracy and Literacy.

Course Details:
The course is made up from the following 10 units:

  • Unit 201 Introduction to art and design for florists (6 credits)
  • Unit 202 Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials (8
  • credits)
  • Unit 203 Identify and maintain the condition of plants and planted designs (4
  • credits)
  • Unit 204 Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs (6 credits)
  • Unit 205 Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs (10 credits)
  • Unit 206 Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements (10 credits)
  • Unit 207 Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral materials (12
  • credits)
  • Unit 208 Display of floristry goods (6 credits)
  • Unit 209 Introduction to working in the floristry industry (8 credits)
  • Unit 210 Introduction to function decorating using floral displays (6 credits)

In addition a one day a week work placement at a florist is compulsory for the duration of the course along with the availability to work at peak trading periods leading up to occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, this will be required for assignments and evidence of work completed

Course Assessment:
The units are assessed by assignments, practical assessments and a short answer test covering the core units. Assessment will be based on practical course work and an external examination.

Course Progression:
Level 3 Diploma in Floristry.

Specialist Resources:
The course will be supplemented by visits, the preparation of commercial orders which are taken by the academy, the preparation of arrangements for external events, the preparation of displays, participation in competitions and shows.