Floristry Level 1 Certificate
The Floristry Level 1 Certificate course is aimed at those seeking employment in floristry but have no prior experience.
This is a City & Guilds qualification; 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 and how to care for them, condition them ready for sale.
What will I learn?
The course is made up of four units:
- Safe and effective working practises 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.
Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- There is no previous experience required for this course
- Basic communication and numeracy skills are essential.
Employer and industry links
During the academic year we host a number of floristry industry events here at the College and students are encouraged to partake in these organised talks, workshops and masterclasses provided by industry specialists and business owners.
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.
When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:
- you will be invited to attend an interview within six weeks of applying
- a group presentation about the course, followed by three aptitude tests – practical, numeracy and communications are part of the interview.
You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by email within 10 working days of the interview. There are four possible outcomes:
- unconditional offer: your place is guaranteed
- conditional offer: your place is secured once you meet the conditions set
- waiting list: the course is full and you have been placed on a waiting list. If a place becomes available, you may be contacted.
- unsuccessful: you have not met the entry criteria or did not meet the necessary level at the skills test. Our Student Advice Centre can be contacted to discuss alternative options.
Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further details such as start date, joining instructions, induction date and funding information.