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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: 13/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £1265
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-3-diploma-in-floral-practical-skills
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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 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 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:

  • Working in the floristry industry
  • Handtied 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. 

This course will be delivered on-site.

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
  • 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.

Further Study

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.

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

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: October 20, 2021 11:47 am