Technical Certificate in Floristry (Level 2)

Course overview

This course will introduce you to a range of commercial designs with additional knowledge and experience of working in the industry alongside your qualification.

You will have the opportunity to gain 150 hours of work experience, learn customer service and practical skills with caring and maintaining fresh materials for a variety of pathways such as trainee hotel and corporate junior florist, junior/trainee shop florist or florist assistant on a cruise ship. Your studies will provide you with guest speakers from the industry, personal creativity and industry visits. The qualification requires you to achieve one assignment, Health and Safety exam and a synoptic assessment.

You will learn

  • How to create portfolios of evidence
  • The complete practical assessments to demonstrate the skills you have learnt
  • How to prepare and care for cut flowers, foliage and plants
  • Transferable traditional and contemporary skills and techniques
  • Health and Safety and Customer Service
  • Colour association and Elements and Principles of Design
  • Use a wide selection of materials and different mediums across a range of floral designs
  • The complete practical assessments to demonstrate the skills you have learnt
  • How to create portfolios of evidence
  • Complete work experience
  • Sit one external theory-based exam
Entry requirements
  • At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above (A* – C)
  • An overall Merit or above in a Floristry Diploma (Level 1) 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.

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

Enfield Campus

  • 16 to 18 year olds: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 19+ year olds: Thursday and Friday

Gunnersbury Park Campus

  • 16 to 18 year olds: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Successful completion of this course will enable you to gain employment in the event planning industry or progress onto one of our other courses in floristry, floral design or event styling.