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Floristry Courses at DCG

Could you create stunning wedding bouquets or transform a venue with eye-catching floral displays? If you have a flair with flowers, let your career blossom with Floristry qualifications from DCG. We have a great track record for nurturing the talented floral designers of the future.

Budding florists are never short of inspiration at Broomfield Hall. Learning from expert tutors amid a glorious setting of ornamental gardens, extensive greenhouses and fascinating plant collections, you’ll start your journey towards becoming a floral designer, wholesaler or floristry shop manager.

Our study pathways include diplomas, apprenticeships and an array of short courses for beginners and professionals alike. We attract a vibrant mix of people, including mature students planning a career change or entrepreneurs keen to add floristry to their skills in areas like interior design, photography and catering.

We enrich your learning in many ways. Our students regularly showcase their work in prestigious competitions and add glamorous finishing touches to community and charity events. You could even join a trip to Holland to meet commercial growers and buyers or gain work experience through our Employability Academy in partnership with Flowerworld.

hello everybody welcome to Darby college

group virtual information evening event

I’m here to talk to you about our Flores

two courses here at Broomfield hall but

I’ll give you a bit of background

knowledge about the college first to put

everything in perspective for you so

we’re actually made up of four campuses

including Broomfield hall where the

studies will take place for floristry

but we also have the Roundhouse the

Joseph Wright Center and Ilkeston and

all together these make up the Darby

College group also known as Darby

College group dceg as you will see this

evening

Darby College group has invested in

first class industry standard equipment

which you can view in more detail after

this presentation we will do everything

we can to help you succeed during your

time here and it is been recognized by

Ofsted who is graded as a good provider

which is the second highest rating that

is available to any school or college

another fantastic asset we have here at

Darby college is our innovative employer

academies these have helped our students

gain valuable work experience create key

industry contacts and really bring to

life their college learning experience

so here in the floristry department

students will have time off their

college studies to go and work in

industry this will enable them to build

their confidence build their skills and

make them more employable our students

are at the heart of everything that we

do and our inclusion of support services

at Darla College are here to help you

maximize the potential and reaching your

learning goals whatever learning

difficulty or disability you may have we

offer a tailored support to match your

individual needs in working with

partnerships with teaching staff and

other internal services and external

organizations to provide a

person-centered approach we have a

multitude of support areas available to

every student at Darby college from the

moment we meet you right up until you

have completed your study program

now deciding on your next steps whether

you still need to gain your maths and

English GCSE or if you are looking for

top quality work experience to help gain

valuable industry knowledge we will

offer you tailored support to suit your

individual needs from the first contact

we will ensure you’re on the right study

pathway to match your career aspirations

our teams are made up of industry

experienced professionals who help you

develop the skills and qualities that

employers are looking for we offer full

information advice and guidance to help

you with your student experience and to

help you decide on your next steps we

have teamed up with career coach which

is designed to help you find a good

career by providing the most current

local data on wages

employment job postings and associated

education and training head over to the

careers and courses section of our

website and the select career coach from

here you will easily browse search for

the available courses that Derby College

has to available to you which can lead

to the career path you want you can also

take a career assessment on career coach

to learn about yourself and then it will

give you career suggestions based on

your interests or free of course as you

can see the projected employment count

for floristry is related to the

occupations within the Derby College

region this is predicted to keep rising

from each year through now to 2028 um

here are a few of the top posted job

titles over the past year for this

industry that is area managers for sales

and related and also florists so this is

a little bit about florists doing the

courses that we do of course is cater

for beginners or florists who wish to

develop new skills for the hobbyist who

loves flowers and floristry can be

practiced on so many levels

so the intent of our courses is to

distinguish between different floristry

styles concepts techniques and to

understand and identify the

organizational structure needed to

create visually pleasing designs if

starting out in a career then the level

2 diploma in floral practical skills

will be the one for you

a course designed to give a wide range

of skills practically and embedded

within the relevant theory and the

course is commercial flourish Street is

given by sales and customer needs and

expectations so work experience is a

requirement we have a wide range of

other part-time flostre courses both

daytime and evening take a look at the

website for further details or chat to

me at the end of watching this

presentation these courses can also be

found on the learning for leisure

section for those hobbyists who love

flowers the mission of Derby college

group is to predict and serve the needs

of our businesses and civic communities

we are committed to working in

partnership with employers to co-create

talent for the success of the region

generate new jobs increase social

mobility and bolster economic prosperity

we are therefore always working hard on

securing the best most relevant employee

partners to support our students here is

an example of our floristry employer

partners we have Morrison’s flower world

Isabel the florist boutique florists

more flowers international salary of

jabba and these are just a few so here

are a few questions that are often asked

and I’m here to answer if used them so

are there any jobs available in this

industry there are jobs available the

BFA is the Trade Organization and it’s

where you they advertise and adverts can

be found on this website as well as

other employment areas I am a mature

learner does this matter the classes

often

a mixture of Ages from school leavers to

people deciding to change their career

path so do I need to provide from one of

my own flowers or full-time courses have

their materials provided for them with a

cost of five hundred pound for the year

is charged in September all of the

classes provide their own guidance from

the lecturer what PPE do I need well you

will need at a bar or apron to protect

your clothes and guidance on no open

shoes or heels what level would I need

for eventually having my own business

for opening your own business we would

recommend further training an experience

beyond the level 2 and do you need an

interest in art no you don’t need an

interest in art although this does help

and support understanding all the points

that are discussed Derby College has a

significant impact on many individual

businesses and the wider community we

are committed to produce in a talent

pool equipped with the right skills and

attitudes to meet the needs of the

employers we are proud of our

contribution to the economic growth and

social prosperity by guiding people into

learning pathways that lead to positive

destinations we encourage progress and

aspirational outcomes many of our

learners have gone in to achieve great

things since leaving Derby College and

here are a few examples of the many

inspirational success stories we have to

share with you starting from the left we

have a business owner at Auntie chains

bloomers a business owner at Nadia due

to low flowers business owner at Jobeth

floral designs and yet again another

business owner amaryllis floral designs

so what’s next tonight if you want to

check out another subject head back to

the virtual event homepage where you can

choose and different subjects and watch

their PowerPoint to find out additional

information for that topic if you don’t

need to look at any more subjects um you

can head over to the student services

team

apply now or if you’re not sure what you

want to do next or you have some

questions about the floristry department

or the course in floristry come and have

a chat with me it went out in one of our

many support areas to get some advice

and guidance that will be the small box

that says chat we have a detailed

step-by-step guide on how to apply which

is accessible from both our websites and

in our perspectives that you may have

been emailed tonight

here is a summarized breakdown of the

steps and how you can expect to take

them during the application process at

Derby college when you head back to the

event homepage after this head over to

the student services team who are there

to help you apply now if you wish or

want any questions answering there is a

chat button that you can talk to the

individual module and topic staff

members or at least they’ll be able to

give you some advice and answer any

questions you might have in relation to

the application process

Floristry – Course Listings

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Course Type: Apprenticeships
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Key Information

You’ll be taught by enthusiastic lecturers with real-world experience – including managing successful floristry businesses of their own – as well as a great network of employer contacts. They will share all the tricks of the trade with you, explaining the latest trends in shape and colour as well as intricate techniques that enable you to express your creativity. Their expertise in wider aspects of the industry, such as wholesale buying, marketing and customer care, will boost your career potential too.

We even run a thriving commercial venture at Broomfield Hall, called The Florist, where you can learn more about what goes into bespoke floristry designs and outstanding customer service.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories

To find out more about our Floristry courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289

Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal.

If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

Related Careers

 

Floristry – Success Stories

Amy Sykes

School Leaver Vocational

Amy Sykes holding a bouquet of flowers

Katie Haslam

Apprenticeship

Katie Haslam holding a bouquet

Sarah Anderson

School Leaver Vocational

Sarah Anderson holding a bouquet in front of her shop

Eleanor Holt

Adult and Community

Eleanor Holt holding a bouquet in front of her shop

Nadia Di Tullio

School Leaver Vocational

Nadia Di Tullio

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