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FLORISTRY FLORISTRY
The Northop Campus is renowned within the floristry industry for delivering outstanding training. Whilst on
a floristry course you will develop the practical and design skills required for entrance into the industry.
Most courses allow you to take a work experience placement and will often give the opportunity to work on
Name: Lauren Shaw
real contracts, in some cases for national organisations.
Age: 21
Course Title Course How long is What will I learn? What qualifications
Code Level the course? do I need?
Previous School: Pensby Girls School, Wirral
WF3201 Entry to Entry 1 Year
Develop practical skills for No formal qualifications are
Full Course Title: Diploma in Floristry Level 3
Floristry
working in Floristry and learn required for this course but a
about health and safety. Improve
commitment to regular
Next Step: Full-time employment at Eden Floral
your basic skills in English, Maths
attendance and good
and IT
behaviour is essential.
Design, Wirral
WF7004 Diploma in Level 1 1 Year
A practical course where you will Entry Level completed
Comments:
Land-Based
learn the skills needed to work in
(subject to satisfactory
a Floristry business, e.g. Basic
interview) or at least 4
Studies
floral designs, arrangements;
GCSEs at grade E or above,
The Level 2 and Level 3 courses have enabled me to build a
(Floristry)
1 of which must be in Maths,
bouquets and wedding flowers.
English or Science.
full portfolio of skills and a thorough understanding of the
industry. The opportunities to work on real contracts
WF7009 Diploma in Level 2 1 Year
A course covering all aspects of A minimum of a Level 1
through the course challenged me and gave me confidence Floristry
commercial Floristry where you
qualification in a related
will gain a wide range of skills,
subject, or 4 GCSEs grades
in my own ability. This helped my development a
(NCF)
including intermediate floral
A*-D 2 of which should be in
English Language and Maths.
great deal.
designs for all occasions.
Waived for mature learners,
dependent on qualifications
The work placement element of the course provided me and experience.
with a lot of valuable extra experience, and has also led
to permanent employment.
WF7020 Diploma in Level 3 1 Year
An advanced course suitable for Level 2 qualification in a
Floristry
those who want to extend their
related subject at Merit level.
design skills and gain knowledge
Waived for mature learners,
(ANCF)
to a supervisory level.
dependent on qualifications
and experience.
Did you know?
WF8083 Higher Level 4 1 Year
A course for experienced Florists Level 3 qualification in a
In 2009 three College tutors achieved the Master Diploma in
Diploma in
wishing to gain management skills
related subject at Merit level
Professional Floristry, the industry’s highest professional
and extend their knowledge of
or equivalent industrial
Floristry
contemporary floral design.
experience.
qualification. Currently just 20 florists in the UK hold this
prestigious award.
Career Paths
Florist
Tutor Spotlight
Demonstrator
Buyer
Name: Sioned Rowlands
Background:
Tutor
Self Employed
Sioned balances her teaching career with running
her own floristry business. She has recently been
working closely with Welsh TV Company S4C
both as a presenter on gardening programme
‘Byw yn yr Aradd’ and also as an adviser for new
floristry based drama ‘Blo2’. Sioned’s commitment
to training was recognised by the Vocational
Qualification (VQ) Awards Panel, where she was
Apply online at
given the title of Welsh VQ Hero 2009.
www.deeside.ac.uk/apply
or if you want us to send you an
application form, text APPDC
and your name and address to
88020 (texts are charged at your
normal network rate)
NEED HELP? Call switchboard on 01244 831531 / Student Services on 01244 834511 or visit our website www.deeside.ac.uk Sports Scholarships available if you represent your County/Country. You don’t need to be studying sport to qualify please see page 57
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