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Floristry

Floristry is a beautiful form or art, where you can take a creative idea in your head and literally watch it blossom into a floral masterpiece.

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Do you have a passion for flowers and plants? Are you creative and artistic? If you would like a career in floristry then our courses are for you.

The floristry department offers full, part-time, seasonal workshops and leisure courses.

Our tutors are experienced in all aspects of Floristry including retail floristry, event work and competitions. 

The department includes spacious, modern workshop facilities, a walk-in cooler and a commercial floristry shop where students can gain valuable work experience and develop both floristry and customer service skills. 

The floristry department has strong links with local employers, and this supports completion of work experience hours in the industry.

Students also have the opportunity to be involved with the floral decoration of the Waterfront Restaurant and Cast Theatre and are supported to enter competitions both individually and as a college group. 

A variety of enrichment opportunities are available during the academic year including trips to The British Florist Association Fleurex event, a floral tour of the Netherlands, wholesalers, local growers, Harrogate, Newark and Notts, Lincoln flower shows and WorldSkills competitions. 

The Floristry department is proud to have been nominated for best training provider and floristry tutor of the year at the British Florist Association Awards many years running and winning intercollege competitions at Harrogate Spring Flower show. 

The Floristry Department is a proud member of the British Florist Association.

Why Choose Us?

  • 1

    Studying at The Hub campus and working in our floristry shop, Flowers at The Hub, you will be able to work with a wide variety of beautiful fresh flowers direct from Aalsmeer in The Netherlands

  • 2

    All students will complete relevant work experience out in the industry to further develop their skills and knowledge, with local employers within Doncaster and the surrounding areas.

  • 3

    You will develop skills to create designs for weddings and funerals as well as hand tied and floral arrangements

  • 4

    96% of all learners say that the college is helping them to decide what to do next – great support by the tutors to help students decide what their next steps are and how they are going to get there

  • 5

    Opportunities for students to go on trips to the Harrogate Flower show and overseas trips to Amsterdam are part of the course to enhance learning opportunities and further develop skills and knowledge

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.