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Female floristry student
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
29 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type
36 weeks

Applications are now for a place on the waiting list.

The Floristry Level 1 Certificate course is aimed at those seeking employment in floristry but who have no prior experience.

This is a City & Guilds qualification and the units cover a range of practical designs for weddings, funerals and gift arrangements. These are constructed by hand tying, wiring or constructed in floral foam, a range of which will be gift-wrapped. You will learn how to identify a range of flowers and foliage in common commercial use, how to care for them and condition them ready for sale.

What will I learn?

Our classes are 3 hours in duration from 6pm until 9pm

The course is made up of four units:

  • Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
  • Carrying out basic floristry tasks
  • Assembling basic floral designs
  • Identify flowers, foliage and plants

Assessments will be continuous with a mix of practical and theoretical. The course includes an online multiple-choice exam in Health and Safety.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • There is no previous experience required for this course
  • Basic communication and numeracy skills are essential.

Basic Sundry items are included however we recommend a minimum of £20 per week for Sundries, accessories and fresh flowers.

Employer and industry links

Within the course structure we include valuable industry links via visits to flower wholesalers and suppliers as well as guest speakers with relevant industry expertise who give talks on the Floristry industry.

Jobs and further study

You may progress to the Level 2 City & Guilds Technical Certificate in Floristry which we offer on a full-time and part-time day basis. This is dependent on successful achievement of a Level 1 Floristry qualification and an appropriate reference from the course tutor.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply 

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days.  

You will be invited to our open day where you can meet with the staff and existing students, you will also be given a tour of the campus. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3826