What is the course about?
This comprehensive 'professional' qualification is designed to give you the skills and experience to start working in the Floristry Industy.
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?
It is necessary for you to have completed Level 1 Floristry, or have experince creating floral designs, and you will havel 1 English and maths, working towards level 2. You will also need IT skills to enable you to take part if classes delivered via TEAMs
What topics does the course cover?
This is a comprehansive course covering different client requests within the floristry industry. You will cover floral arrangements for specific occasions, funeral work, weddings and boquets. You will develop practical skills to design and produce a personal portfolio which will be assessed at the end of the coruse. You will be taught to design and create designs using fresh plant material and a range of mechanics such as containers, floral tapes etc. You will learn how to identify plants by their botanical names and visual characteristics such as line, shape, texture, colour etc. You will be taught how to record designs in a stage-by-stage process and produce time and cost sheets together with an evaluation of your projects.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate covers units of practical, theory and design work. Learners will be working on their given project briefs guided by the tutor and peers; a valuable resource during your study. Your learning will take place through a combination of in class practical lessons, online lessons and directed study at home.There will also be group discussions at the end of each session during which the group will evaluate their progress and tasks of that day. There will be tutor presentations and practical demonstrations outlining the techniques you will cover. All work will be assessed according to the City and Guilds guidelines. Assessment will take place on a continual basis throughout the course using observation, discussion, feedback, practical work, tasks and tutorial reviews. Formal assessment will take place mid-term and again at the end of the term where you will construct, present and stage your arrangements. You will receive written and verbal feedback together with your grade for your portfolio and assessment pieces.
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. Learners will be expected to purchase their own specialist flowers (guidance will be given by the tutor at the first session) and are expected to build their own set of drawing and painting materials, plus a 'kit of tools to work at home. A sketchbook/notebook and course folder are essential.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will be able to produce a professional 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, mood-boards and design development, as well as time and costing sheets.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
We encourage Learners to take up work in the Industry or through self-employment, and join a Level 3 Floristry course.