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City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Floristry

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Floristry

About the course

The Level 2 Diploma in Floristry 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 Diploma 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.

A Diploma 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.

Course modules


Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs

Introduction to art and design for florists

Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials

Identify and maintain the condition of plants and planted designs

Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs

Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements

Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral materials

Display of floristry goods

Introduction to working in the floristry industry

Introduction to function decorating using floral displays

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or equivalent, one must be English Language.

Learning and assessment

Assessments will include assignments and practical work.

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


On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma there is an option to progress to Level 3 options in floristry.


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

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

  • Stationery e.g. presentation files, decorative papers, notebooks, pencils etc. approx £50
  • Plant materials – flowers & foliage to create weekly designs approx. £15 per week
  • Photography – equipment and developing approx £20
  • Floristry Tool box including a range of mechanics & decorative ancillary items: wires, tapes, string etc. approx £100
  • Protective apron approx £20

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 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.