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Floristry

Overview

About the Level 3 Floristry Certificate

The art of floristry is more skilled than you may imagine. As a profession, it involves much more than going out and picking flowers. A trained florist is expected to know everything from design and styling to general flower and plant care. By studying this Level 3 distance learning course, you will develop the skills you need to flourish as a florist.

Whether you want to join an existing organisation or start your own flower business, the course could be your ticket to success. Students will study 10 engaging modules over the course of their qualification. These educational units will explain everything from plant cutting and characteristics to marketing, promotion and customer relations.

Who should study this course?

This home study course is aimed at students who have an interest in pursuing a career in floristry. Whether you want to work in a store or start your own business, this course will help you achieve that. The qualification is also suitable for individuals wanting to take up a new hobby.

At learndirect, we do not ask for our students to have any prior qualifications or experience. Our only requirement is that our students are willing to engage in home learning, and that they have a way of accessing our online course materials.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this distance learning course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to start a career in the floristry profession. If you enjoyed working with flowers and want to expand your expertise, you may consider studying another related course.

Alternatively, you will now be in a good position to apply for your first floristry role. If you prefer to work independently, this course will help you to start up business on you own. Before you know it, you could be working on your own time, selling bespoke bouquets. Related careers include:

  • Florist
  • Florist’s assistant
  • Wedding florist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

The course consists of 10 Modules:

Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

About the Level 3 Floristry Certificate

The art of floristry is more skilled than you may imagine. As a profession, it involves much more than going out and picking flowers. A trained florist is expected to know everything from design and styling to general flower and plant care. By studying this Level 3 distance learning course, you will develop the skills you need to flourish as a florist.

Whether you want to join an existing organisation or start your own flower business, the course could be your ticket to success. Students will study 10 engaging modules over the course of their qualification. These educational units will explain everything from plant cutting and characteristics to marketing, promotion and customer relations.

Who should study this course?

This home study course is aimed at students who have an interest in pursuing a career in floristry. Whether you want to work in a store or start your own business, this course will help you achieve that. The qualification is also suitable for individuals wanting to take up a new hobby.

At learndirect, we do not ask for our students to have any prior qualifications or experience. Our only requirement is that our students are willing to engage in home learning, and that they have a way of accessing our online course materials.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this distance learning course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to start a career in the floristry profession. If you enjoyed working with flowers and want to expand your expertise, you may consider studying another related course.

Alternatively, you will now be in a good position to apply for your first floristry role. If you prefer to work independently, this course will help you to start up business on you own. Before you know it, you could be working on your own time, selling bespoke bouquets. Related careers include:

  • Florist
  • Florist’s assistant
  • Wedding florist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

The course consists of 10 Modules:

Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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