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.
DCG floristry apprentice Katie Haslam has a natural flair for working with flowers.
The former Peak Award (plant science) winner and Floristry Student of the Year, now works at a Valerie of Dore near Sheffield, providing floral arrangements for every occasion, big and small.
Katie first found her love of floristry while at school, but it was her time spent at College which has allowed her career to flourish.
A florist she met while on work experience form school in Chesterfield recommended Derby College’s full-time technical certificate in floristry, and Katie was so impressed with the interest shown in her by lecturers at the open day, she enrolled right away.
After completing her course with distinction, she progressed to level 2. And, it was while on that course that she gained work experience through College at florist Valerie of Dore, ultimately securing her apprenticeship.
Katie said: “College was great. While on level 2 we went to Aalsmeer in Holland to see the flower market and to Keukenhof, one of the world’s largest flower gardens. We also did a workshop with a Dutch florist. Broomfield is very welcoming. On the full-time course, it was nice to be able to compare what I’d done with what the other students and produced.”
Katie loves watching people’s reactions to her work and seeing if what she’s created “comes out the way it looked when it was still in my head.”
Due to complete her level 3 soon, Katie said she hoped to have her own florist’s business one day.
Broomfield is very welcoming. On the full-time course, it was nice to be able to compare what I’d done with what the other students and produced.