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.
Four years ago, floristry shop owner Eleanor Holt felt trapped in a supermarket job which did not suit her. Today she is the proud owner of her own floristry shop after studying for the skills she needed at Derby College. In deciding on her course, Eleanor looked back fondly to her enjoyment of two weeks' work placement in a florists shop.
So she ditched her supermarket management course and took the college's Level 2 part-time City and Guilds in Floristry, passing with a distinction. Eleanor worked part-time during her course at Hoods Florists shop in Chesterfield and was taken on. And when the owner decided to concentrate on her business in Clay Cross, Eleanor jumped at the chance buy the shop "with a little help from the bank of mum and dad".
So I just went for it. I loved it.
The actual site at Broomfield is great. The way you can go out into the grounds and pick foliage and use the flowers in your work is brilliant.
The course taught you pretty much all you need to know to be a florist – there was a wedding unit, funeral unit, hand tied unit, things like that.
We also did health and safety as it relates to the job which was really useful.
The college gave me what I needed to do the job I'm doing now.