The Course

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.

  • What You Study

    • The conditioning of flowers and foliage
    • Floristry design, including weddings and funerals
    • Multicultural designs
    • Floral arrangements
    • English and Maths, as required.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 2 Floristry qualification, along with one satisfactory reference. 

  • Progression

    Degree courses in Floristry are available at University Centre Bishop Burton to further your studies at a higher level and build your employability.

  • Careers

    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.

  • Equipment required

    For your course, you will need:

    • Covered in flat shoes (for health and safety reasons)
    • Floristry scissors
    • Portfolio (to store design work)
    • A range of coloured floristry wires
    • Different accessories
    • Presentation boards
    • Digital camera or smartphone for taking photos of your work
    • Flowers: please expect to pay approximately £250 per year for flowers 
  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).


James studied the BTEC Level 3 in Floristry after deciding he wanted a change of career to work in an area he is passionate about.

The best thing about Bishop Burton is the people. Those on my course are brilliant and it’s been great to see people at different stages being able to help each other out.

You seem to be using an unsupported browser

To get the most out of this site please upgrade your browser.