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.
Four years ago, floristry shop owner Eleanor Holt felt trapped in a supermarket job which did not suit her.
Today she is the proud owner of her own floristry shop after studying for the skills she needed at Derby College.
In deciding on her course, Eleanor looked back fondly to her enjoyment of two weeks' work placement in a florists shop.
So she ditched her supermarket management course and took the college's Level 2 part-time City and Guilds in Floristry, passing with a distinction.
Eleanor worked part-time during her course at Hoods Florists shop in Chesterfield and was taken on.
And when the owner decided to concentrate on her business in Clay Cross, Eleanor jumped at the chance buy the shop "with a little help from the bank of mum and dad".
So I just went for it. I loved it.
The actual site at Broomfield is great. The way you can go out into the grounds and pick foliage and use the flowers in your work is brilliant.
The course taught you pretty much all you need to know to be a florist – there was a wedding unit, funeral unit, hand tied unit, things like that.
We also did health and safety as it relates to the job which was really useful.
The college gave me what I needed to do the job I'm doing now.