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.
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.