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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Consider this course it you are looking for a career in floristry, have always fancied working with flowers, or possibly want a complete change of career.

 

This is a practical-based modular programme that will show you the basic tricks of the trade, enabling you to move forward into a rewarding new profession.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications. You will need:

  • A minimum of three GCSEs at grade D or above, including English and/or Maths
  • An Introductory Diploma in a related subject

 

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. Applicants will also need to present an example of their current work.

 

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.

Course Content

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the floristry industry.

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Working in the floristry industry
  • Preparing to create floristry designs
  • Creating floristry designs
  • Customer service
  • Caring for and maintaining floristry products
  • Floristry design principles
  • Health and safety for land-based industries
  • Work experience

You will also be required to study Functional or GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not obtained a GCSE grade C in these subjects.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification, you must successfully complete all the mandatory assessments, written projects, exams and practicals.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Protective clothing (advice will be given at interview)
  • Flat closed-toe shoes
  • Suitable tools and equipment e.g. secateurs and scissors(you will be advised what you require during Induction Week)
  • Derby College tabard
  • Derby College uniform
  • Writing materials
  • Approximately £500.00 towards the cost of fresh flowers and foliage (dependent on wholesale costs)

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry, 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.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Nadia Di Tullio

Nadia Di Tullio

A national reputation for wedding floristry

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.
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