Capel Access to HE – Floristry (Level 3)

Course overview

This course is ideal if you want to work as a commercial florist or have previously worked in the industry but need to refresh your floristry skills.

You will be brought up to speed with the knowledge and practical skills required for retail floristry at Level 2 and gain an advanced understanding of theory and practical designs at Level 3.

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

  • Traditional and contemporary floristry methods and techniques
  • The operations of running a floristry business
  • The design process
What is an Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma?

An Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification suitable for all ages and backgrounds which prepares you for study at degree level. It has been designed to give you relevant academic subject knowledge and the opportunity to learn how to approach university-level study and develop techniques to help you succeed.

  • At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above (A* to C) or equivalent
  • An overall Merit or above in a Level 2 floristry course or equivalent
  • Relevant prior learning or experience gained presently or previously in an appropriate professional environment

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 could lead to a Level 4 course in floristry, or Level 3 courses in floral design or event styling.

Ursula's story

Studying floristry has shaped the person I have become, given direction to my life, and made me a social entrepreneur. I have gained the creativity and confidence to be able to pursue a career in floristry. Ursula is a former floristry student at Capel Manor College, with an inspirational story