You will develop the knowledge and understanding needed to work in the retail floristry sector, including enterprise and customer service skills. This is a practical programme in which hands-on expertise is developed to a high standard, and creativity and innovation is encouraged.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- The conditioning of flowers and foliage
- Floristry design, including weddings and funerals
- Multicultural designs
- Floral arrangements
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study route.
Degree courses in Floristry are available at Bishop Burton College to further your studies at a higher level and build your employability.
Work in positions of responsibility within retail florists, in wedding and other event floristry, in hotels and hospitality. You could also set up your own business or work as a freelance florist.
Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 2 Floristry qualification, along with one satisfactory reference.
BTEC Level 3 in Floristry
Katie is a former employee of Woldgate College in Pocklington and has always had a passion for floristry. She is also interested in motorsport and cookery.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Bishop Burton is a lovely college that has fantastic facilities to cater for everyone’s needs.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The best thing about my course is the amount of practical work involved – it is not all just about the theory side of floristry.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: My hopes for the future are to work my way up and eventually be a self-employed florist.