This course enables you to develop more advanced techniques and designs than on the Level 1 course. It allows for individual creativity and independence to help you produce beautiful designs. You can choose to take the qualification certificate if you wish.
You will require the Level 1 Certificate in Floral Design.
You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. Applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths and must present an example of current work.
The course will cover:
You will complete two practical units and two design units to gain the Level 2 Certificate. This includes assessment of practical skills, written assignments and a portfolio of evidence.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and Flower Arranging as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
As a five-year-old girl, Nadia Di Tullio would sit enthralled watching the florist at work next door to her parents’ newsagent business. It sparked a lifelong love of flowers – a passion which she has transformed into a thriving career, with help from Derby College.
Today, her business – Nadia Di Tullio Flowers – has earned a national reputation for exquisite wedding florals. Her distinctive work has featured in leading magazines and wedding blogs, and she is regularly called upon to provide specialist articles giving advice on floristry.
An interest in flowers has stayed with me since childhood – and, as the years went by, I was determined to move away from a conventional career and dedicate my working life to creating something I love.
I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process at Derby College, gaining insights from professional tutors who really knew what they were doing and being part of a varied group of learners who all contributed different skills, knowledge and perspectives.