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Floristry - Level 3

This course will give you an understanding of the floristry industry and will allow you to develop higher level skills in a wide range of floristry techniques including the planning, assembly and evaluation of sympathy floristry, diverse floral wedding designs, novelty designs, cultural floristry designs and diverse floral arrangements.

This skill development will be supplemented by an understanding of the business management techniques in floristry including retail merchandising, legislation and marketing strategies which will prepare you for entry into employment or progression to a higher level course. This course is the equivalent of 3 GCE A Levels and generates UCAS points that will allow you to progress into HE onto one of the diverse floristry and floristry related degrees that are becoming available .

The course is mostly practical and will be delivered in the college’s floristry workshops, the development of practical skills will be supported by classroom sessions to develop an understanding of the theory of floristry including the selection, identification and use of flowers and foliage. Work related experience is a required course element so you will have the opportunity for a high quality work placement which will give you an insight into the everyday operation of a floristry business. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills to further support your employability.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above


  • A relevant Level 2 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Florist
  • Buyer
  • Corporate Florist
  • Demonstrator
  • Freelance Florist
  • Importer
  • Shop Manager
  • Venue/Event Designer
  • Wholesale Florist

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Diploma in Floristry Level 3.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23 and 1st full level 3 Aged 19+ Loan
Free Free £7,202

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:20


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Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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