An Introduction to Professional Floristry

Discover your flower design talent and develop your business skills

This course provides all the knowledge elements to start your own floristry business – enabling you to both develop your floristry skills and business acumen. It is ideal both for learners wanting to change career and those already working in the industry who want to set up on their own or develop their knowledge. The course includes fundamentals like flower and plant processes and care, and basic floristry tasks. You will explore a variety of designs, from hand-tied, wired and presentation techniques to advanced work for special celebrations, weddings, funerals and competitions. Importantly, you will also learn the retail and business skills to be a successful florist, such as sourcing supplies, costing designs, presentation and handling contracts. Coupled with further hands-on experience at a working florist shop this should provide a fast track route to enjoying a career in floristry.

  • A theory course that equips you with the floristry knowledge and business skills needed to start your own florist shop
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for professionals and amateurs
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The course materials have been developed by floristry experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The extensive course includes all the required study materials. These include supportive images which demonstrate floristry processes and floral material. You will need to provide your own flowers, floristry tools and a camera to photograph design work – your tutor can advise what is needed. A sketch book is also recommended.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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