This practical course will provide you with a range of opportunities to develop your career in the floristry industry. You will progress through projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, learning both traditional and contemporary skills to enhance your employability.
- Wedding designs
- The display of floristry goods
- Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs
- Constructing arrangements
- An introduction to working in the floristry industry
- Function decorating
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in College three days a week.
Students can progress on to the Level 3 course at the College.
Work in a floristry shop, in hotels and hospitality, and event floristry – including weddings. Work as an employee or self-employed, freelance florist.
Four GCSEs at grade D or 3 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. One satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Floristry
Having always had a passion for flowers, Ellie decided to “give it a go”. Now she is looking forward to working full-time in a florist’s shop
at the end of her studies.
Studying Floristry at Bishop Burton College has been the best decision she has ever made.
Having always had a passion for flowers, she decided to “give it a go”. Now she is looking forward to working full-time in a florist’s shop at the end of her studies.
“I’ve always liked flowers so I wanted to give this a go and it has been the best decision I have made,” said Ellie. “I’ve really enjoyed the practical work, in particular, and my tutor has been absolutely brilliant.
“We’ve learned all about how to condition the flowers, how to look after them, we’ve learned about funeral work, wedding work, cultural work in different countries, as well as the health and safety aspect of working in a shop.
“I’m combining my studies with a part-time job in a florist’s shop, where I will be going to when I finish. I’d like to focus on weddings in the future because it really appeals to me to work in some of the big stately homes.”