Intermediate Apprenticeship in Floristry

About the course

This programme is suitable for those employed within the sector, seeking to gain competence and a recognised qualification within the industry.


Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at local training and assessment venues as required. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 18 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different Nationally recognised qualifications:

Competence Qualification: ·

Level 2 Diploma In Workbased Floristry

(Either module 206 or 207 plus 2 credits from any of the other optional modules)

Knowledge Qualification: ·

Level 2 Award in Business for the Environment & Land-based Sector

Functional Skills: ·

Level 1 English ·

Level 1 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities ·

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills ·

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Course modules

Competence Qualification

Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials

Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements

Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs

Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs

Monitoring and maintaining health and safety

Display stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment

Maintain and develop personal performance

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Identify and maintain the condition of plants and planted designs

Package floral designs and plants

Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral materials

Preparing and transporting plants and resources

Maintain environmental good practice at work

Communicate information within the workplace

Maintain and store records within the workplace

Making and receiving calls

Maintain the availability of goods for sale to customers in a retail environmental

IT user fundamentals

Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

Customer care in ICT

Communicate with customers

Knowledge Qualification

Environmental and Land-based Business

Functional Skills

Level 1 English

Level 1 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 2 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.


Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto into Advanced Apprenticeship.


Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Intermediate will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include a range of roles within the floristry industry such as florist assistant.

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