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Level: 1

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 35

Hours: 3.00

Start: 13/09/2016

Days / Times: Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 430.00*

Concessions: 430.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

You will learn basic floristry techniques for producing creative and viable designs. There will be two practical units and two design units to complete for the Certificate. This course is aimed at learners wishing to gain an introduction to the floristry world.

Entry requirements

You should have grades E-G at GCSE and a sound interest in the area of study. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment of their English and maths, and will be encouraged to present an example of current work.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Design
  • Sampling

How will I be assessed?

There will be two practical units and two design units to complete the Certificate, which includes assessment of several practical designs plus a portfolio. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Flowers, foliage and sundry items
  • Writing materials
  • A4 lever arch file (for your portfolio)
  • Scissors
  • Apron
  • Secateurs

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

About Ilkeston »

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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