This is a creative and inspirational floristry course designed to build your confidence and help you develop your design ideas.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject.
You will need:
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
There is one mandatory unit – the Design Process for Florists. The other two units will be chosen from a list which includes Hand-ties, Arrangements, Funeral Designs, Wedding Designs and Functions and Events.
You will be assessed continually on practical and written work. You will also need to complete a portfolio of evidence.
You are required to wear protective clothing and have suitable footwear (closed-toe flat shoes).
You will also require:
Derby College will offer three more Floristry units the following academic year.
The Level 3 Certificate in Floristry is a good foundation on which to build your skills and confidence. You will be in a strong position to work in a florist’s shop to advance your career.
As a five-year-old girl, Nadia Di Tullio would sit enthralled watching the florist at work next door to her parents’ newsagent business. It sparked a lifelong love of flowers – a passion which she has transformed into a thriving career, with help from Derby College.
Today, her business – Nadia Di Tullio Flowers – has earned a national reputation for exquisite wedding florals. Her distinctive work has featured in leading magazines and wedding blogs, and she is regularly called upon to provide specialist articles giving advice on floristry.
An interest in flowers has stayed with me since childhood – and, as the years went by, I was determined to move away from a conventional career and dedicate my working life to creating something I love.
I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process at Derby College, gaining insights from professional tutors who really knew what they were doing and being part of a varied group of learners who all contributed different skills, knowledge and perspectives.