City and Guilds Level 2 Award and Certificate Floristry (0351-02)

About the course

This creative skills suite is suitable as a valid and reliable introduction to the production of floral items. Specialist modules will enable you to apply underpinning design skills in the context of floral design and develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to make a variety of floral designs, using a range of materials and techniques, to a saleable standard. The Award or Certificate in Floristry can help you to gain and develop the skills you need to work as a florist. You will learn plant care, floristry skills and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

An Award or Certificate in Floristry is for anyone interested in working as a florist, from complete beginners, school leavers or mature learners looking for a career change within this creative industry, to those already working within commercial floristry.

  • Award Part Time – 1 Year – Monday or Tuesday Evenings 6:00-8:30pm or Tues 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Award and Certificate combined Part Time – 1 Year – must attend one of the above and Thursday 9:30am – 1:30pm or Thursday 6.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Certificate Part time – 1 Year - Returning students who have achieved the Award – Thursday 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Course modules

Award

Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements

Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs

Certificate

Introduction to art and design for florists

Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are aged 16 or over and have a genuine interest in floristry on a commercial basis.

Learning and assessment

Assessments will include assignments and practical work.

*Unit 201 (Introduction to art and design for florists) is assessed by an assignment and an on-line multiple-choice test.

Progression

On successful completion of the Level 2 Award/Certificate there is an option to progress to the Level 2 Diploma and Level 3 options in floristry or Higher Education dependent on grades.

Careers

  • Working in a florist shop
  • Freelance florist
  • Contract Work
  • Demonstrating

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

  • Stationery e.g. presentation files, pencil case, art materials approx. £20
  • Plant materials – flowers & foliage to create weekly designs approx. £15 per week
  • Photography – equipment smart phone or tablet/ipad can be used and is advised
  • Floristry Tool box including a range of mechanics & decorative ancillary items: wires, tapes, string etc. approx £120
  • Protective apron approx £20
  • Books approx £55

N.B Complete lists will be discussed at enrolment to ensure all students purchase most appropriate and cost effective tools and equipment.

Costs that are optional for the course:

Study Tours:

There will be the optional opportunity to book on a range of trips and tours. These may include trips to the local wholesalers, Flower club visits, Holland to visit auctions and growers, Bruges to visit an international flower show, New Covent Garden in London and various day trips to enhance the learner experience.