If you love plants and flowers, and you have artistic talents, this could be the career you are looking for. Florists use their creativity and knowledge of plants and flowers to design and assemble flower arrangements. They also design bouquets and wreaths. To be a florist, you should have good practical and communication skills, to explain your ideas to customers. You will develop great customer service skills to complement your helWCul and pleasant manner. This course offers the opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills to give access to a wide range of career opportunities in the floristry industry. It provides the opportunity to develop skills in basic floristry by assembling designs, with support and guidance in practical workshops, coursework and industrial experience.
|Qualification name||Diploma in Floristry|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||5th September 2022|
|Cost description||Free for 16-18. Otherwise for the latest fee information visit https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/courses|
A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-3 or equivalent including maths or English.
The course comprises two core units, including work placement, to gain industrial experience and knowledge of the floristry industry and its organisation. You also choose four out of seven specialist units. The three practical units are: assembling floristry designs, floristry designs in a medium and basic display techniques. There are two design units: Interior and exterior design. Other options include: plant identification and use, customer care and plant display techniques.
Skill based assessment and assignments supported by a portfolio of evidence, plus a moderated integrated assignment.
Successful achievement leads to employment within the industry or further courses in this field.
Find on Google maps