Foundation Diploma in Floristry (Level 1)

Course overview

This one-year course is suitable for school leavers who wish to explore their creativity.

You will receive an introduction into the world of floristry and the opportunity to learn the basic practical skills required to start in the industry. You will explore basic floral, wedding, tied and funeral designs. This course includes one external theory-based exam.

You will learn

  • How to identify fresh flowers, foliage and plants
  • How to prepare and care for cut flowers, foliage and plants
  • How to develop skills to work safely in the industry
  • How to design, produce and maintain flowers and foliage
  • How to create window displays
  • How to develop employability skills
  • How to create portfolios of evidence
  • How to complete practical assessments to demonstrate the skills you have learnt
  • Valuable work experience
Entry requirements
  • At least two GCSEs at grades 2 and above (E and above) or equivalent (relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered)
  • A willingness and commitment to learn new skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with flowers, plants and alternative mediums

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.

You will be expected to study on the following days of the week:

Enfield Campus

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Gunnersbury Park Campus

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Successful completion of this course will help build your confidence and you could progress to a Floristry Certificate or Diploma (Level 2) or our Certificate in Event Planning (Level 2).

Sophie's story

I felt like I could really talk to my tutor and there is such a relaxed atmosphere. It’s so friendly that by the end of the first year I felt like I knew everyone.