Floristry Level 2

What will I study? 

The aim of this Apprenticeship is to introduce learners to a variety of jobs within a floristry environment, whilst gaining valuable employability, personal and floristry skills. Apprentices will attend employment for a minimum of 4 days per week and attend Hugh Baird College one day a week, to study for their work-based Diploma Level 2, Key Skills in Application of Number and Communication at Level 1.

The Apprenticeship framework is made up of several parts:

  1. Floristry NVQ Level 2
  2. Key Skills in Application of Number, Communication and IT at Level 1
  3. Employers’ Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (ERR)
  4. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Delivery Method


An assessor will work with the apprentice on a one-to-one basis and/or group basis.  Apprentices will be visited each month at work and will also be able to contact the assessor between visits.

Course Structure

Whilst studying towards this qualification the following units will be covered:

  • Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials
  • Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs
  • Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements
  • Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Display stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course learners must:

  • provide evidence of sound attendance and a good Record of Achievement

As floristry is the art of designing and creating floral displays for sale, it is essential learners have a keen interest in this subject.

There are no specific entry requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Floristry, however, there are qualifications or experiences that will help apprentices understand the sector prior to starting:

  • Foundation Diploma in Environmental and Land-based Skills
  • Level 1 Award in Practical Floristry Skills
  • Level 1 Certificate in Introductory Floristry
  • Level 1 Award in Creative Craft Floristry
  • Level 1 Diploma in Floristry
  • Units taken as part of foundation learning
  • Voluntary/work experience within the floristry industry
  • Previously worked in or are currently working within the floristry industry
  • GCSEs or A Levels

Apprentices must be working in a floristry role and be able to demonstrate basic levels of literacy and numeracy.


Up to 12 to 18 months, part-time
Last modified on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:33


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