Technical Certificate in Floristry (Access to T Level)

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. It will equip you with the relevant practical skills and knowledge, industry related employer engagement opportunities to move onto a full time T Level qualification.

You will have the opportunity to gain 150 hours of work experience and learn customer service and practical skills. You will learn how to care and maintain fresh materials for a variety of pathways such as: hotel and corporate junior florist, shop florist or florist designer 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 create portfolios of evidence, a Health and Safety and theory examination, work experience hours and a synoptic assessment.

You will learn

  • How to create portfolios of evidence
  • How to prepare and care for cut flowers, foliage and plants
  • Transferable traditional and contemporary skills and techniques
  • Health and Safety and customer service
  • skills
  • Colour association
  • Elements and principles of design
  • How to complete practical assessments to demonstrate the skills you have learnt
  • How to use a wide selection of materials and different mediums across a range of floral designs
  • How to create portfolios of evidence
  • Work-based skills with work experience

Technical Certificate in Floristry – City & Guilds of London Institute Reference: 60308394

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.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto either a T Level in floristry, Advanced Technical Diploma (Level 3) or gain employment in the floristry industry.

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.