You will learn all the floristry construction techniques for producing creative designs with bunches of supermarket flowers. The course will be mainly practically based but will include some theory to consolidate your learning in the subject.
This course is aimed at learners wishing to know how to make the most out of their purchases of supermarket flowers.
There is no formal entry requirement.
The course will cover:
• Design, styles and techniques
• Construction methods
• Identification and care of materials
There are no formal assessments to complete. However, producing a portfolio to document your progression and development of the subject is mandatory.
You will be required to supply your own:
• Flowers, foliage and sundry items
• Writing materials
Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Group website or Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Changing career direction can be a big step, but the flexibility offered by Derby College Group has made it possible for newly qualified florist Amy Sykes.
Amy, a former air hostess from Long Eaton, loved her old job but needed to do something different so she could spend more time with her young daughter.
Inspired by looking at floral arrangements on Instagram, Amy decided to put her creativity and love of flowers to practical use and enrolled on the level 2 Diploma in Floral Practical Skills at Broomfield. And, through the strong links cultivated by Derby College and national dedicated flower business Flowerworld she was also able to get paid work experience which has led to a retail career in floristry.
Initially Amy worked part-time at Flowerworld in Sinfin but has since secured a full-time job in the florists at the company’s Bulwell store.
Louise Ward, People Advisor at Flowerworld, said: “We are passionate about training and offer our people clear pathways to internal progression.
“We are now in the process of rolling out our Employability Academy, which comprises seven modules including job interview, application and employee expectations. Amy is one of the first people to benefit from the academy’s trial run. She did well and we’re pleased to welcome her to her new full-time role.”
Amy added: “I’m glad I changed career direction. People are sometimes put off from making changes to their work life because they think it’s going to be too difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. My course was full-time but the way in which our learning was structured meant I only had to go into College two days a week. It was convenient and I was able to make it work for me.”
Amy, who especially likes making up contemporary flower designs for corporate customers would like to take level 3 floristry one day.
My course was full-time but the way in which our learning was structured meant I only had to go into College two days a week. It was convenient and I was able to make it work for me