Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry (Level 3)

Course overview

This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the retail floristry industry at an advanced level. Your studies will be enriched by practical industry experience, industry visits and personal creative exploration.

This course will require additional private study to successfully complete course assignments. You will create portfolios of evidence and complete written assignments and practical assessments. It is compulsory for 16 to 18 year olds to complete an industry placement of at least 315 hours during the academic year as part your studies. You are encouraged to research employers relevant to your study choice and make contact with them directly.

You will learn

  • Transferable traditional and contemporary skills and techniques
  • How to use a wide selection of materials and different mediums across a range of floral designs
  • The design process
  • The operations of running a floristry business
  • How the industry operates by undertaking work experience

Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry (540) – City & Guilds of London Institute Reference: 60174444

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above (A* – C). An overall Merit or above in a Floristry Diploma (Level 2) or equivalent . Relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered. Before you start your course, if you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation workshop where you will meet your tutors and other students on your course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.

Successful completion of this course will help you gain employment in the industry as a senior florist or obtain a managerial position. You will also be able to progress to our Higher Diploma in Floristry (Level 4) which can lead to becoming a Master Florist or higher education.

This is a full-time course. If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of this course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence. Find out more on our Fees and Funding page. If you are eligible, you can also apply for support with travel and other costs through our bursary process. Further information will be provided when you enrol.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees for some courses. If you are in receipt of employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You will need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

Please note that fees for September 2023 have not yet been finalised, and are subject to a small increase. Applicants will be notified of final course fees before enrolling.