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Floristry

Floristry

Flowers play a major part in the UK economy: the UK fresh cut flower and indoor plant retail sector is worth more than £2bn.

Our courses are ideal for complete beginners who are thinking about a career in floristry or for people who are already working in floristry. We also have a range of short courses starting throughout the year for those who want to enjoy flower arranging at home, or for anyone interested in trying out a short floristry course before committing to longer study.

Learn traditional and contemporary floral arrangements, table centre designs, hand-tied bouquets, colour theory, composition and much more.

Our tutors are professional practising florists and are well qualified to teach the basic enterprising skills such as costing and quality checking that form part of the courses.

Browse our courses below or contact us for more information.

Accredited Courses
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry
Day(s): Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Weeks: 35
Start Date: 10/09/2024
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £3,456
Level: Level 2
Concessions: Yes

The City and Guilds Level 2 Technical in Floristry is an intensive, two day a week, course designed for you if you are looking to start a career within the floristry industry.

Through this qualification you will learn about different flowers and plants and how to look after them. You will also learn that there is more to floristry than flowers and that for florists to be successful, they need to understand their tools, environment and the finishing touches that make a difference. With this, you will develop an understanding of design principles and the skills needed to apply these to the design and creation of floristry products.

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Introduction and Level 2 Certificate in Floristry

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.

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Level 2 Diploma in Floristry

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.

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WAES Courses
Flower Arranging for Beginners
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Monday
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Weeks: 3
Start Date: 03/06/2024
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £149
Level: Level 1
Concessions: No

This short course is designed for beginners with an interest in learning flower arranging as a new skill or hobby. You will work with fresh flowers and foliage and learn the skills required to create both contemporary and traditional designs. You will be introduced to the basic design techniques and construction methods and gain the confidence to create the designs on your own.

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Intermediate Floristry
Day(s): Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Weeks: 3
Start Date: 08/06/2024
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £259
Level: Level 2
Concessions: No

This is a progression course if you have done a beginner’s course in Floral Design or Floristry. You will work continue with beautiful fresh flowers and create new traditional and contemporary designs, which you can take home each week.

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Floristry Foundation for Beginners
Day(s): Thursday
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Weeks: 23
Start Date: 07/11/2024
Other Dates Available: 1
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £1,208
Level: Level 1
Concessions: Yes

This is a practical foundation course, designed for people interested in a career in floristry, but who have little or no previous experience.

You will learn basic floristry skills and techniques week by week. You will create practice designs to build your knowledge and confidence, which will enable you to produce designs suitable for studying at a higher level. You will also gain skills in completing written and computer based assignments.

Please note, this is a WAES certified course, and will allow you to progress onto our ‘Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry' course.

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Floristry for Beginners

This course is suitable for anyone who is considering floristry as a possible career path. It is designed for beginners as an introduction and will cover the basic skills and techniques needed to progress onto the next course. You will work with beautiful fresh flowers and create both traditional and contemporary designs, which you can take home each week.

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Make a Christmas Wreath and Table Arrangement

Using Christmas foliage such as berries, pinecones, and holly, you'll learn to create a beautiful door wreath and dinner table arrangement on this short course.

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Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university
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