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Diploma in Floral Practical Skills – Level 2

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Floristry
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-floral-practical-skills-level-2
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Course Information for Students

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.

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.

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.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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).

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

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Florists

£20887

Florists

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Amy Sykes holding a bouquet of flowers

Amy Sykes

Growing links with Flowerworld benefit floristry student Amy

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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Katie Haslam holding a bouquet

Katie Haslam

Career in floristry is flourishing for DCG apprentice Katie

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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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:45 pm