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September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Ignite your passion for floristry with our Level 3 Advanced Diploma, designed for aspiring florists eager to master the art of floral design. This course is perfect for those looking to elevate their skills and gain the expertise that top employers in the industry demand.
Dive deep into the world of creative floral design as you learn advanced techniques to craft stunning arrangements. Our comprehensive curriculum covers a variety of design methods, including hand-tied, wired, and glued designs. You’ll also explore the use of diverse mediums to create unique and breathtaking floral pieces.
Throughout the course, you’ll gain hands-on experience by designing for a wide array of occasions. From the elegance of weddings and the solemnity of funerals to the sophistication of corporate events, you’ll be prepared to meet the demands of any client with confidence and creativity.
Join us and transform your love for floristry into a flourishing career. Whether you're aiming to start your own business or secure a coveted position with a leading floral design company, our Level 3 Advanced Diploma will equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed. Embrace your creativity, enhance your expertise, and step into the vibrant world of professional floristry

Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or the equivalent, or 5 years’ experience working within the floristry industry.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

To gain the Qualification students must achieve the following assessments:
150 hours work experience
Employer engagement
Written theory exam
Health and safety – multiple choice exam
Synoptic practical assessment

Experience the vibrant world of floristry firsthand with our essential industry placement, a core component of the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Floristry. This immersive placement requires all students to complete 150 hours of hands-on work within the floristry industry, providing invaluable real-world experience that employers highly value.

During your placement, you’ll have the unique opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge in a professional setting, working alongside experienced florists on a variety of projects. From creating stunning wedding arrangements to designing elegant floral pieces for corporate events, you'll gain practical skills and insights that are crucial for a successful career in floristry.

This placement is more than just a requirement—it's a chance to cultivate your creativity, build a professional network, and understand the inner workings of the floristry business. By the end of your placement, you’ll be equipped with the confidence and competence to thrive in the dynamic and rewarding field of floristry.

Our program offers unparalleled opportunities to engage with the floristry community, ensuring you gain the experience and exposure needed to excel in your career.

Embark on educational trips to bustling wholesale flower markets and local flower growers, where you'll gain insights into the journey of flowers from field to vase. Experience the inspiring Fleurs de Villes exhibition, a celebration of creativity and floral artistry that will fuel your passion and expand your design horizons.

Our course also provides unique opportunities to showcase your talents. Participate in creating stunning floral designs for college events and contribute to large-scale projects for prestigious events like the Harrogate Flower Show. These experiences not only hone your skills but also allow you to leave a mark in the floral community.

We encourage all our learners to compete in various events, showcasing your creativity and craftsmanship on competitive platforms. These competitions are an excellent way to challenge yourself, gain recognition, and connect with industry leaders.

Tuesday and Thursday 09.00 am - 16.00pm

All timetables may be subject to change.

Our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Floristry offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to cultivate your passion and skill in floral design. You'll start with essential principles of health and safety and gain invaluable hands-on experience through our industry placements. Master the creative design process and learn the intricacies of plant and flower care. Explore various techniques, including tied, medium-based, and glued floral designs. Delve into the business side of the floristry industry, stay ahead with the latest trends, and specialize in event floristry. Each module is crafted to ensure you're fully prepared for a thriving career in floristry.

What’s next?

Upon successful completion of the course students career pathways could include:
Advanced florist
Retail florist shop manager
Freelance florist
Self-employed florist
In house florist

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