This is a practical, work-related City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry course. It is designed to develop the skills of those working in the floristry industry, who have achieved a Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or equivalent, or who have extensive industry experience.
The main areas of study are:
Business skills for floristry
Creative design process for florists
Design and evaluation: arrangements, tied, sympathy and wedding
Flower and plant care
Function and event decoration
Working in the floristry industry
In addition to the Diploma, students undertake a short course in Health and Safety and make good industry contacts through events at the College. They are encouraged to develop their skills set and build their CV through competition work and have the opportunity to enter design competitions organised by the British Florist Association and the Worldskills Organisation hosted at Greenmount Campus.
In recent years four Level 3 Floristry graduates have achieved Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Medals for their design work. Eight of our Floristry students have also reached the UK Final of the Worldskills Floristry Competition, winning three Gold Medals in this prestigious competition.
Progression opportunities and career destinations
The course aims to develop the skills of those working in the floristry industry. On completion of the programme students may continue in employment and progress to posts as senior florists, managers or freelance designers. There are excellent career prospects for trained florists both in the UK and abroad.