Level 2 in Floristry

This City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate is a practical, work-related course designed to give students a broad understanding and appreciation of the floristry industry. Students have the opportunity to put the design and customer service skills gained at the college into practice in their weekly placement with an established floristry business.

This programme aims to develop and support the floristry industry and is not a leisure course.

Course content

The main areas of study are:

  • Creating floristry design
  • Customer service
  • Design principles
  • Floristry products
  • Health and safety
  • Working in floristry

Additional information

In addition to the Technical Certificate, students undertake a short course in Health and Safety and make good industry contacts through work placement, industry visits and College events. They are encouraged to develop their skills set and build their CV through competition work and have the opportunity to enter design competitions organized by the British Florist Association and the Worldskills Organisation hosted at Greenmount Campus.

Progression opportunities and career destinations

This course provides students with an opportunity to progress onto the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry on a day-release basis. The course aims to prepare students for employment as skilled florists within the floristry industry. There are excellent career prospects for trained florists both in the UK and abroad.

Entry Requirements

Normally two Grade Cs or three Grade Ds or above at GCSE including English and Mathematics.

Students who have not attained a Grade C or above in English and Mathematics at GCSE or an equivalent qualification will study Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy as part of the programme.

OR

Applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience will also be considered. These applicants may be required to submit work-based evidence and undertake written assessments and/or practical competence tests as part of the assessment.

All students must also complete a minimum of 40 hours work experience with a retail florist before starting the course and have arranged a work placement for one day per week during term-time. The teaching team will assist applicants in arranging work experience and placements if necessary.

Key staff

David Dowd

David Dowd

Senior Lecturer (Horticulture) Floristry, Horticulture,
Greenmount Campus

david.dowd@daera-ni.gov.uk