Level 3 in Floristry

This is a practical, work-related City & Guilds Level 3 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.

Course content

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

Additional information

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.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be currently employed in a florist shop for a minimum of 2 days per week.

Normally four GCSE Grade Cs or above including English and Mathematics with at least one year of full-time employment with a retail florist.


Level 2 Diploma in Floristry, at Merit level or above,  and GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent qualification.