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.