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.
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.