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

Diploma in Land-based Studies – City & Guilds of London Institute Reference: 6033597X

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.

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).

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.