What is the course about?
A beginners course, where you will develop basic practical skills using a range of materials in the planning, preparation, construction and presentation of simple floral designs.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
No prior floristry-related qualifications are necessary. You will need to have E3 literacy and numeracy.
What topics does the course cover?
You will produce a variety of arrangements using fresh plant material and a range of mechanics. You will develop basic practical skills to design and produce a range of traditional and contemporary floral arrangements for table decor and free standing arrangements.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The Level 1 Award covers practical, theory and design work. Learners will be working on given project briefs guided by the tutor. There will also be group discussions at the end of each session where your work is evaluated by tutor and peers. You will build a portfolio which will be assessed to gain the level 1 Award.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
The fee covers most of the mechanics of floristry such as oasis, containers, wires etc. You will be expected to purchase your own specialist flowers and foliage (guidance will be given by the tutor at the first session).
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will be able to produce a range of traditional and contemporary floral arrangements with a strong design element. You will also produce a portfolio of work which includes basic stage-by-stage construction plans of each arrangement, photographs, drawings, and mood boards,
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
We encourage Learners to progress on to the Level 2 Certificate and take up work in the Industry.