This course is aimed at students who have already gained some form of Level 2 qualification or have a sufficient level of experience within the industry to be confident in managing the tasks set. The course has been designed to develop students' skills, building on creativity, inspiration and innovative ideas. It will also enhance your confidence and employability.
You will require one of the following:
You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to GCSE grade C.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
Applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths and must present an example of current work.
The course will include extended knowledge of wedding designs, funeral designs, corporate and event floristry. There will be an opportunity to exhibit the work produced at local venues. The design work will include knowledge of planning, buying and ordering materials as well as an appreciation of a wider variety of cut materials.
Students will also be engaged in developing their knowledge of customer service, IT, marketing and photography, alongside work experience and employability skills.
There will be no official assessments as this is a College certified course. However, written and verbal feedback will be given to help with the development of your skills and self-evaluation.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and Flower Arranging, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
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.