Consider this course if you are looking for a career in floristry, have always fancied working with flowers, or possibly want a complete change of career.
This is a practical-based modular programme that will show you the basic tricks of the trade, enabling you to move forward into a rewarding new profession.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications. You will need:
You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. Applicants will also need to present an example of their current work.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the floristry industry.
You will study the following mandatory content:
You will also be required to study Functional or GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not obtained a GCSE grade C in these subjects.
To achieve the qualification, you must successfully complete all the mandatory assessments, written projects, exams and practicals.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry, 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.