• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The course includes practical work, tasks and written assignments. You will also have the opportunity to work on large scale projects and enter the college competition at the Harrogate Flower Show.

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City and Guilds
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 Principles of flower and foliage material conditioning and use
  • Unit 2 Practical conditioning and use of flower and foliage materials
  • Unit 3 Understanding floristry design

Optional units:

  • Unit   9 Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse floral wedding designs
  • Unit 11 Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse floral designs
  • Unit 12 Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse sympathy floristry
  • Unit 13 Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse tied floristry

Three mandatory units, plus four optional units must be achieved to gain the full qualification.

In addition to your course you will be entitled to regular tutorials.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

 

GCSE Maths and English grade C or 4 and above. All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

 

All applicants must complete an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy and attend an interview with a tutor

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Course structure

  • Unit 1 The Creative Design Process
  • Unit 2 Diverse Flower & Plant Care
  • Unit 3 Tied Floristry Designs
  • Unit 4 Wedding Design
  • Unit 5 Floral Design
  • Unit 6 Funeral Design
  • Unit 7 Working in the Floristry Industry
  • Unit 8 Negotiate and agree terms and conditions for the sale of floristry products and services
  • Unit 9 Function Decorating

In addition to your course you will be expected attend to regular tutorials.

100% of learners retained, achieved their qualification.

Student testimonial

Julie Stanwix

I first attended Doncaster College in 2012 when I completed a part-time 6 week night class in floristry. I thoroughly enjoyed this and with much encouragement from my part-time tutor Jo Cullingworth I went on to achieve Levels 2 & 3.  As well as classroom based learning I have undertaken work experience in a florist’s shop, entered competitions at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show and represented the College at both an Open Evening and a Floral Demonstration at the Doncaster Courts. I also helped with the floral designs for the College Graduation Ceremony.

I was lucky enough to be awarded Level 2 student of the year and also win 1st prize for my entry at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show with my ‘Woodland Wedding’ themed wrist corsage and was presented with the winners’ trophy by esteemed florist Jonathan Moseley.

I am not sure what the future holds but feel confident that the skills I have learned on both Level 2 and 3 will stand me in good stead.

Jo Forster

Course Leader

I have recently re-joined the Floristry team here at Doncaster College after a period of time running my own business.  I have vast commercial experience in all aspects of Floristry from working alongside Dutch wholesalers through to corporate and event styling and providing floral displays for TV shows.

I am fully qualified from Level 1 through to level 5 and hold a PGCE teaching certificate.

I am passionate about floristry and love sharing my knowledge, skills and enthusiasm with students, supporting and encouraging them to develop their own skills, creativity and love of flowers.

Employment Opportunities – provided by tutor with salaries

This Qualification will provide opportunities to:

  • Gain employment within the floristry industry in positions such as a senior florist/manager with a starting salary of £17,00
  • Gain employment working as a demonstrator, corporate florist, wedding event floristry/planner or wholesale buyer.
  • Work in holiday and leisure industries in the UK and abroad
  • Enter the teaching profession
  • Self-employment

Progression Opportunities – provided by tutor

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to further your studies by undertaking the City and Guilds Diploma in Floristry Levels 4 & 5

Enrichment Opportunities

During your time as at Doncaster College you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of enrichment events including work experience in the college florist shop, varied trips and national competitions as part of your programme of study

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Jo Forster
01302 553860
jo.forster@don.ac.uk

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You'll need to have:

 

GCSE Maths and English grade C or 4 and above. All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

 

All applicants must complete an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy and attend an interview with a tutor

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

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