LEVEL 4 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN FLORISTRY (HDF)

New qualification replacing the Intermediate Certificate. ICSF)

Course Code:   AOFPTL4004

Qualification: Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry (0344-04)

Start Date September 2022 January 2023 starts

Duration: 12-14 Months, Part Time

Start Day/Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm, Mondays, I would also be happy to discuss with a group of people alternatives, ie weekends etc

Awarded by: City and Guilds

Introduction:

This challenging and rewarding new level 4 qualification is designed by highly skilled florists for florists who are experienced and qualified to a minimum of level 3 e.g. ANCF, NVQ 3 or equivalent.

This qualification will extend and develop your advanced floristry skills and theoretical knowledge and give you the chance to explore materials and mediums, design concepts and ideas you have, into real designer floristry pieces, at a Higher Education level.

The HDF qualification is awarded by City and Guilds and was developed in association with The Society of Floristry.

We will be running it as a Part time course over 18 months for those already working at a high level in the industry. This will give you the time to develop your own personal design style in floristry.

The course will develop and increase your floristry knowledge and abilities, by enhancing creative skills, design techniques and theoretical understanding as used by top international designers.

Course Progression:

The progression from this course will be to the Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry (MDPF). This new qualification replaces the existing NDSF with added European techniques and skills.  For this reason the HDF can also be used by current ICSF holders wishing to progress onto the Level 5 by accreditation of prior learning.

Entry Requirements:
This level 4 qualification is designed by highly skilled florists for florists who are experienced and qualified to a minimum of level 3 e.g. ANCF, NVQ 3 or equivalent.

Course Details:

There will be 10 units in total which will cover the following areas:

Botanical concepts                                            Historical studies

Floral events                                                        Business practice

Marketing and Promotion                              Design concepts

Technical Floristry Skills in – Tied designs, Wired and Glued, Mediums and Design Trends.

Interview Requirements:

Selection will be by a personal interview, a practical skills test and where it is felt useful, there may also be questions on theory to establish current depth of knowledge and understanding.