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Level 2 Technical Qualification in Floristry


This course has a high practical element and is
delivered alongside working in industry. Students are
required to work in a retail florist shop for one day per
week as part of their study programme.
A range of employability skills will be developed
whilst on the course including practical skills,
communication, floristry specific knowledge and
development of ICT skills.
Students are able to access a range of additional
learning support, based on need and well supported
through the use virtual learning resources.
Students will also get the opportunity to carry out
work placement at our commercial florist.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, full-time


Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

The following are examples of some of the topics
students can expect to study within the course:
• Health and safety for land-based industries
• Working in the floristry industry
• Customer service
• Caring for and maintaining floristry products
• Floristry design principles
• Preparing to create floristry designs
• Creating floristry designs
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs C-D / 4-3
Grade or equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must
include GCSE in English OR maths A-D / 9-3 Grade
or equivalent.

Small toolbox of basic sundries. Sundries are available
to purchase at Broadview Florist. Also the Professional
Floristry manual.
Appropriate comfortable, neat & tidy clothing.

Assessment consists of practical assessments,
photographic and video evidence logs, workbooks,
written assignments, year-end synoptic assessment,
and online assessments.

Once completed students can progress onto a Level 3
Technical Diploma in Floristry or gain employment in
a range of opportunities including retail florist shops,
flower wholesalers, supermarket flower concessions,
flower stalls.

After my GCSEs I knew I wanted to stay in education and continue to learn. However, I also knew I wanted to do something completely different. Hadlow offered exactly what I needed. The course is ideal. The lecturers really encourage individuals to flourish and progress on their own design paths. We are shown the basics of floral design and cover many of the traditional types, as well as modern arrangements, so that our essential skills are built up. As a course it was perfect for me because before starting I'd not had any experience in putting arrangements together - this can only really be taught through practical assignments. The skills I've developed this year I'm confident will make me employable. I'm planning on progressing to the Level 3 Diploma to build up my qualifications and technical ability before hopefulyl pursuing a career in floristry.

Natalie Howie


Commercial standard floristry studios
Cold store
Opportunities to attend key floristry events such as Chelsea Flower Show, Leeds Castle Flower Festival
Study trips to Covent Garden Flower Market and the flower auctions in Holland

Typical Employers

Department stores, high street florists, supermarket chains or self employed as a freelance florist or shop owner.

Industry Links

Students benefit from close links with local florists and wholesalers. The College is also an active member of the British Florist Association.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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