You will learn all the floristry construction techniques for producing creative designs with flowers from the garden. The course will be mainly practically based but will include some theory to consolidate your learning in the subject.
This course is aimed at learners wishing to explore how to make the most out of their flowers from their own gardens.
There is no formal entry requirement.
The course will cover:
• Design, styles and techniques
• Construction methods
• Identification and care of materials
There are no formal assessments to complete. However, producing a portfolio to document your progression and development of the subject is mandatory.
You will be required to supply your own:
• Flowers, foliage and sundry items
• Writing materials
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College website or 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.