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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

You will be provided with a foundation in the broad range of skills required to work competently within the floristry industry. Practical skills will be mostly practised and developed in the workplace while theoretical background knowledge will be taught and reviewed mainly at College.

Entry requirements

You must be in employment and committed to a career in the floristry industry. You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.

You need one of the following:

  • Introductory Diploma in a related subject 
  • Three GCSEs at grade D (3) or above

You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1.

Course Content

You will be assessed through a portfolio, discussion and end-point assessment.

The course includes:

  • The Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Floristry
  • Independent assessment of a knowledge-based element for four units
  • Key Skills: Application of Number Level 1 and Communication Level 1
  • Additional Employer Requirements: Level 2 Customer Service and an additional optional unit from the Level 2 Floristry suite
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a portfolio, discussion and end-point assessment.

Training is largely work-based, with ongoing practical assessments undertaken in your workplace. You will keep a portfolio of evidence of your practical ability and theoretical understanding, and your progress will be regularly reviewed and assessed.


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You are required to wear protective clothing and to have suitable tools and equipment. You will be advised at your interview about these and any other additional costs.


What can I do after this course?

You can progress to the:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Floristry
  • Diploma in Work-based Floristry Level 3
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Floristry

You can also advance your career within employment in the floristry industry.



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Nadia Di Tullio

Nadia Di Tullio

A national reputation for wedding floristry

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.


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