What is the course about?
Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma in Floristry is an intensive, two day a week, intermediate level course designed to provide opportunities for candidates to learn the skills and knowledge required by a junior florist or floral decorator. There is also a work experience module, which is valuable for finding future work opportunities.
This course is for those who wish to study floristry at a commercial level and offers progression from our Level 2 Certificate course.
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 Diploma course. To join this courses you must have City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Floristry. If you have a Level 1 Diploma in Floristry you will need to spend extra time studying each week to catch up on 3 units. This will be about 3 hours per week out of class time.
This is a highly demanding technical course with a lot of 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 a Level 3 course, you will be advised to study Functional Skills, Level 2 English alongside this course.
What topics does the course cover?
This course will cover seven practical units in floristry:
- Preparing and constructing tied floristry designs
- Displaying floristry goods
- Checking and monitoring the quality of incoming cut materials
- Identifying and maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs
- Planning, preparing and constructing wedding designs with floral materials
- An introduction to function decorating using floral displays
- Work experience in the floristry industry
If you have not done the Level 2 Certificate, you will need to study an additional 3 units:
- An introduction to the art and design for florists
- Planning, preparing and constructing floral arrangements
- Planning, preparing and constructing funeral designs
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will develop skills as we work through the varied practical units with techniques and skills taught by demonstrations and hand one practice with flowers and foliage supplied weekly.There is one assignment per unit designed to sample the practical activities and underpinning knowledge. Assessments will take place in class throughout the year and each unit is graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction).
The tutor will use observation, discussion, individual tutorials and targeted tasks with verbal and written feedback.
You will work in both digital and non-digital formats and be expected to digitally record your work, upload it online and produce a digital or e-portfolio of work for assessment.
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 a floristry toolbox and apron, and a large ring binder folder, pens, pencils and rubber.
Other costs include an investment in your time to complete self-directed study outside of the tutor led activities, around 6-8 hours per week.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
- Produce design that are to industry standards able to interpret design specifications
- Cost designs to gain a retail value, select and care for flowers
- Knowledge of the care and suitability of the designs produced and varied occasions they are suited for
- You will be able to prepare your flowers and foliage, to produce longer lasting arrangements
- You will have work experience in the floristry industry which will be valuable for finding future work opportunities
- You will also have your floral designs to take home each week.
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 3 Certificate in Floristry, starting in September, to broaden your skills; or you could pursue employment in the floristry industry as a junior florist or floral decorator.