Level 3 Diploma in Floristry PT

Course Code: AOFL3PT002

Start Date:  September 2019

Duration: Part Time, 1 day a week (thursday), over 2yrs

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 at a more senior level in the floristry industry, who have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or a similar relevant qualification such as the NVQ 2 in Floristry or have commercial evidence that they have the relevant industry experience.

Entry Requirements:
To join the course you will have achieved either the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or an equivalent relevant qualification such as the NVQ 2 Floristry. 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 units:

  • Diverse flower and plant care
  • The creative design process for florists
  • Diverse tied floral designs
  • Diverse floral designs for wedding and formal occasions
  • Assembly of diverse floral arrangements
  • Assembly of diverse floral designs for funerals
  • Working in the floristry industry
  • Floristry products and services
  • Function and event decoration using floral displays

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 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry (HDF).

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.


Additional Information:
Protective and suitable clothing to be worn during all practical sessions. You will need to have access to a camera to create a portfolio of your work.

Cost:  £3,500

Deposit £350.00

payments  –  6 x £525.00, or 22 months £144.00

NB: All fees quoted are normally per year, except where stated, and may be subject to change.

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