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ND63 - Flowers: Introduction to Floristry as a Business NEW

Flowers: Introduction to Floristry as a Business NEW

SPECIAL PRICE £30 if you are low waged or unemployed, or low skilled (level 2 or below) or want to progress to more sustainable employment (conditions apply) – If this is you, contact us to book!

You will create simple commercial floral designs and learn about their costing, planning and time keeping as an introduction into the world of commercial floristry. Ideal if you want to take your floral skills to the next level but are unsure if commercial floristry is for you. This course is also suitable if you just would like to know more about successful floral design.

Required Skills
A love of flowers. Some floral arranging experience such as attendance at a floral workshop or prior flower class will be of benefit but is not essential if you are keen on flowers.
Teaching Method
Your experienced tutor will demonstrate and then offer one to one advice with discussion so that you can successfully complete each arrangement. Some group tasks and discussion.
Create simple floristry designs with an understanding of their commercial timing and costs. An introduction into theory of good floral design.
Materials required
You will need to source your own flowers and foliage each week (your tutor will advise weekly for the following week). Your tutor will have certain plant materials available at a reasonable cost. Expect to pay around £10-£15 a week for fresh materials although if you have a garden or ready source of foliage this will be less. A starter pack of basic equipment (pots, floral foam, tape etc) is available from the tutor for £15.50. Please order week one. Floristry scissors can also be ordered at £8.50 each. For week one please bring strong scissors, bin bag, pen and paper in an A4 folder.
Homework required
A small amount of planning at home and sourcing flowers for the next week. Online research for optional extra information on a topic.
At the start of the course you will be given your own individual learning plan. Your tutor will record your entry level and together you will track your progress and achievements. Throughout the course there will be regular tutor assessment.
Progression to
Ideal preparation for City & Guilds Diploma in Floristry L2 or for creating flowers for your own upcoming event. We will support learners to make informed choices about their next steps by providing appropriate individual and/or group information, advice, and/or guidance tailored to need and desired outcomes.
8 weeks
Start Date
Thursday Jan 21, 2021
Course Costs
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Course Code