Consider this course if you have completed the Level 2 programme and you wish to continue increasing your knowledge and skills. The skills you will gain alongside working in the industry will enhance your career progression.
This is a practical-based modular programme that will show you more advanced techniques, skills and knowledge. These will build upon the knowledge gained at Level 2.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a very keen interest in this chosen subject. A Level 2 Floristry qualification needs to have been completed before you consider this course. 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. Applicants can also present any examples of their previous work and experiences which are applicable to the course.
This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress further with your learning and training, or to progress to a higher level within the floristry industry or workplace. You will study the following content:
If you are under 19, you will also be required to study Functional English/Maths or GCSE English/Maths if you have not obtained a GCSE grade 4 in these subjects.
To achieve the qualification, candidates must successfully complete the Level 3 Diploma in Floral Practical Skills, attend all the units, and have 90% attendance overall.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College Group 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 Group Part-time Prospectus or the Derby College Group website 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.