What is the course about?
If you are interested in starting your career in floristry this is the course for you. The City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Floristry is an intensive one day a week course for three terms.
On the 6 week introduction you will cover colour theory, some basic floristry techniques, some plant names, as well as introducing the written and digital requirements of the course.
On completing the introduction successfully in term one you will progress to the Level 2 Certificate where you will gain an introduction to art and design for florists, how to plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements, including some specialist designs. On successful completion of this course you can progress to the more intensive Level 2 Diploma.
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?
This is a Level 2 Certificate course. To join this course you must have done a Foundation in Floristry, or equivalent.
This is a fairly demanding technical course with written and computer work involved.
- A minimum level of Level 1 in English is required for this course.
- You will also need to have good IT skills as there are written assignments each week that are carried out directly onto the computer.
- If you wish to move on to the Level 2 course, you will be advised to study Functional Skills, Level 2 English alongside this course.
What topics does the course cover?
- An introduction that cover colour theory, some basic floristry techniques and plant names, as well as introducing the written and digital requirements of the course.
If you successfully complete the introduction you will cover:
- Introduction to art and design for florists
- Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements
- Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught with weekly practical demonstrations by the tutor, for you to copy with help and guidance given as needed. This qualification is assessed by assignments to provide a clear indication of knowledge and skills. There will be visual aids and question and answer sessions; some group activities, working within a team and working on your own. The tutor will use observation, discussion, individual tutorials and targeted tasks with verbal and written feedback.
You will keep a record of your work each week covering health and safety and evaluation of your designs and progress. Computer skills will be used throughout the course with guidance available.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
If the course is funded for you, all costs are included. If you are self-funding, you will be required to pay for your flowers as part of your learning. You also require an apron, and a large ring binder folder, pens, pencils and rubber.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
- You will be able to identify elements and principles of design, and identify colour relationships
- You will be able to identify and produce floral arrangements; package, care for and store floral arrangements; and use a range of costing formulae (cost up and down) and evaluate completed floral arrangements.
- You will be able to identify and produce a range of funeral designs; care for and store funeral designs; and use a range of costing formulae (cost up and down) and evaluate completed funeral
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
On successful completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to progress to our Level 2 Diploma in Floristry, starting in September, to broaden your skills, or pursue entry-level employment in the floristry industry.