This course is aimed at learners wishing to gain an introduction to the floristry world. You will learn basic floristry techniques for producing creative and viable designs.
There will be two practical units and two design units to complete to attain the Certificate but you can choose whether you would like to undertake the formal qualification or not.
You will need three GCSEs at grade D or above.
You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1.
If you are a mature learner, we will be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. Applicants will be interviewed and will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths.
The course will cover:
There will be two practical units and two design units to complete for the Certificate, which includes assessments of practical designs plus a portfolio.
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.