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.
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.