This unique programme has been specifically designed to develop a broad range of floristry skills and techniques, creative development, academic and intellectual skills, producing graduates with a firm understanding of essential commercial floristry. This provides graduates with the opportunity to pursue careers in floristry design and decoration, floristry in event design, in interior design, in hospitality environments and in wedding contexts.
Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and professionalism are developed through a flexible approach. Students are encouraged to participate in high-profile floristry competitions and live projects. This has led to some prestigious wins, including at Chelsea Flower Show, Harrogate Flower Show and at the British Floristry Association's competition.
- Commerical floristry techniques
- Bridal design
- Contemporary design skills
- Visual communication
- Academic skills development
- Contemporary techniques and materials
- European practice
- Floristry enterprise and entrepreneurship
- Floral composition
- The business of floristry.
Two years full-time or three years part-time.
Students who successfully complete this foundation degree are guaranteed a place on the BA Floristry Design final year programme to gain a full degree.
This degree will enable you to take up career opportunities in a wide range of areas in the floristry design industry, including retail floristry, floral decoration, interior design and event design. It will also enable you to work on a self-employed, freelance basis.
Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code W290, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of University of Hull.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications.
FdA Floristry Design
Sarah has worked as a card shop manager and a personal career but came to Bishop Burton College because she wanted to pursue her dream career in the floristry industry.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: I really like that fact it is so friendly and clean. The staff are very approachable and it is a fun place to be.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The confidence and encouragement you get from course tutors. The workload is manageable and enjoyable and I really like doing demonstrations.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I would like to progress to study the BA (Hons) Degree at the College and eventually achieve my ambition of owning my own business.