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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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Katie Haslam

Katie Haslam

Career in floristry is flourishing for DCG apprentice Katie

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.

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