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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Consider this course if you are looking for a career in floristry, have always fancied working with flowers, or possibly want a complete change of career.

This is a practical-based modular programme that will show you the basic tricks of the trade, enabling you to move forward into a rewarding new profession.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications. You will need:

  • A minimum of three GCSEs at grade D (3) or above, including English and/or Maths
  • An Introductory Diploma in a related subject

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. Applicants will also need to present an example of their current work.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.

Course Content

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the floristry industry.

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Working in the floristry industry
  • Preparing to create floristry designs
  • Creating floristry designs
  • Customer service
  • Caring for and maintaining floristry products
  • Floristry design principles
  • Health and safety for land-based industries
  • Work experience

You will also be required to study Functional or GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not obtained a GCSE grade C in these subjects.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification, you must successfully complete all the mandatory assessments, written projects, exams and practicals.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Flat closed-toe shoes
  • Suitable tools and equipment e.g. secateurs and scissors(you will be advised on what you require during Induction Week)
  • Derby College tabard
  • Derby College uniform
  • Writing materials
  • Approximately £500.00 towards the cost of fresh flowers and foliage (dependent on wholesale costs).

What can I do after this course?

Derby College 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 Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

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Amy Sykes

Amy Sykes

Growing links with Flowerworld benefit floristry student Amy

Changing career direction can be a big step, but the flexibility offered by Derby College Group has made it possible for newly qualified florist Amy Sykes.
 
Amy, a former air hostess from Long Eaton, loved her old job but needed to do something different so she could spend more time with her young daughter.
 
Inspired by looking at floral arrangements on Instagram, Amy decided to put her creativity and love of flowers to practical use and enrolled on the level 2 Diploma in Floral Practical Skills at Broomfield. And, through the strong links cultivated by Derby College and national dedicated flower business Flowerworld she was also able to get paid work experience which has led to a retail career in floristry.
 
Initially Amy worked part-time at Flowerworld in Sinfin but has since secured a full-time job in the florists at the company’s Bulwell store.
 
Louise Ward, People Advisor at Flowerworld, said: “We are passionate about training and offer our people clear pathways to internal progression.
 
“We are now in the process of rolling out our Employability Academy, which comprises seven modules including job interview, application and employee expectations. Amy is one of the first people to benefit from the academy’s trial run. She did well and we’re pleased to welcome her to her new full-time role.”
 
Amy added: “I’m glad I changed career direction. People are sometimes put off from making changes to their work life because they think it’s going to be too difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. My course was full-time but the way in which our learning was structured meant I only had to go into College two days a week. It was convenient and I was able to make it work for me.”
 
Amy, who especially likes making up contemporary flower designs for corporate customers would like to take level 3 floristry one day.

My course was full-time but the way in which our learning was structured meant I only had to go into College two days a week. It was convenient and I was able to make it work for me

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