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Level 3 Diploma in Floral Practical Skills

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Floristry
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 36
Hours: 6.00
Start: 11/09/2023
Tuition: £1265
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

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 you have 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:

  • A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3/4 or above, including English and Maths

You will have an interview and parents are welcome to attend. Applicants can also present any examples of their previous work and experiences which are applicable to this 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:

  • Working in the floristry industry
  • Hand-tied designs
  • Funeral designs
  • Floral arrangements
  • Floral wedding designs
  • Business planning
  • Identification of cut materials
  • European floristry design principles

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. 

The course is delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Suitable tools and equipment in a tool box e.g. secateurs and scissors. (You will be advised what you require during Induction Week)
  • Derby College Group tabard or apron
  • Writing materials, notepad, pen and folders

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 could progress to further study in floristry.

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and Flower Arranging, as well as a wide variety of other land-based topics – please see the Derby College Group Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

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




Horticultural Trades


Horticultural Trades

Gardeners and Landscape Gardeners


Gardeners and Landscape Gardeners

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DCG Success Stories

Sarah Anderson holding a bouquet in front of her shop

Sarah Anderson

Business is blooming for Sarah-May

The course appealed to me in the first place because it gave a lot more than just floristry – it was quite detailed. It went into business planning, admin, spreadsheets, legislation relating to the workplace and insurance. I learned about design and interior design and costings. On the floristry side, I didn't know much about flowers, or even most of their names when I started. I was at college fulltime for two years and leaned all I needed to know to start off. Put it like this - I don't think I'd be standing here without it.

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Nadia Di Tullio

Nadia Di Tullio

A national reputation for wedding floristry

An interest in flowers has stayed with me since childhood – and, as the years went by, I was determined to move away from a conventional career and dedicate my working life to creating something I love. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process at Derby College, gaining insights from professional tutors who really knew what they were doing and being part of a varied group of learners who all contributed different skills, knowledge and perspectives.

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Course Information Last Updated On: February 17, 2023 1:58 pm