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Natural Mechanics for Floristry

You will learn different floristry techniques for creating designs with a natural mechanic, alternative solutions instead of using oasis foam.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Floristry
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 5
Hours: 3.00
Start: 22/04/2025
Days/Times: Tuesday afternoons 1:15pm-4:30pm
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

You will learn different floristry techniques for creating designs with a natural mechanic, alternative solutions instead of using oasis foam. Looking forwards into the future, there is a need to find alternatives to make designs more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The course will be mainly practically based but will include some theory to consolidate your learning of the subject. This course is aimed at learners wishing to have an introduction into the construction and techniques of creating more sustainable designs suitable for various occasions.

There are no formal entry requirements.

The course will cover:

  • Exploring different mechanics to place fresh materials into.
  • Construction methods and design
  • Identification and care of materials
  • Evaluating the different methods and commercial viability

The course is delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Flowers, Foliage and some sundry items
  • Writing materials
  • Scissors
  • Apron
  • Secateurs

There are no formal assessments to complete however a production of a portfolio (photographs and notes) to document your progression and development of the subject is mandatory.

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 on 0800 0280289 or

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Career Information

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




Waste Disposal and Environmental Services Managers


Waste Disposal and Environmental Services Managers

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 17, 2024 1:24 pm