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
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.”