Floristry, Introductory Diploma

Course code: EPAL103P

Subject area: Floristry

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 1

Course details

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday

6th Oct 2020 - 30th Mar 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Learn the basics of floristry over 22 evenings and gain a qualification with this very practical hands on course accredited by City and Guilds. Students will need to bring a range of fresh flowers and some sundries to each session. Along with the flower based units an element of work experience is a requirement of the course.

This course is designed for those people who would like to enter the Floristry profession or those who have a keen interest in Floristry. You will learn to do wired designs such as Buttonholes and Corsages for weddings, a variety of modern and traditional Hand Tied designs, some table arrangements, Wreaths as Funeral tributes. You will also make some planted designs using pot plants and a variety of containers.

You will also study the elements of colour, texture, line, form, shape and proportion, using these to help to improve your design skills. There will be practical sessions on display, both window display and the display of the individual flowers/ foliage. Underpinning this will be the knowledge of how to order your flowers/sundry items and how to condition and care for your Flowers/Foliage.

There will be written and practical assessments during the course and you will need to present a record of the work in the form of a portfolio at the end of the course. You will need to buy some basic floristry equipment for the course and will need to bring fresh flowers/sundries to each lesson. The flowers will cost £10 to £15 approx per lesson.

To gain the full diploma qualification you will need to evidence 60 hours of industry related work experience, this can include the workshops completed during the course.

Carry out basic floristry tasks; Identify flowers, foliages and plants; Produce and maintain shop displays; Produce planted designs; Assemble basic floral designs; Develop performance in land-based industries
Students may wish to progress onto the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry.
There are no specific entry requirements, but you may like to attend one of our short beginner courses to gain insight into floristry.
In addition to the fees for this course you will need to provide your own flowers and sundries for each session. This may be in the region of £10-£15 per session.

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £420.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £420.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Level 1 Diploma in Floristry