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Level 3 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:

• Principles of health and safety
• Work experience
• Principles of creative design process
• Plant and flower care
• Tied floral designs
• Floral designs in a medium
• Wired floral designs
• Glued designs
• Business management and marketing in floristry
• Trends in the floristry industry
• Event floristry
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs A*- C / 9 - 4
Grade or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma), which must
include GCSE in English OR maths A*- C / 9 – 4 Grade.

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

The course is delivered through a range of practical
sessions using the floristry facilities and classroom
based sessions.
Assessment consists of practical assessments,
photographic and video evidence logs, workbooks
and written assignments.

Completion this qualification will allow you to gain
employment in a range of opportunities including retail
florist shops, flower wholesalers, supermarket flower
concessions, flower stalls or progress into a higher
qualification at Hadlow College.

Hadlow College was initially recommended to me and I decided to attend the Open Day to get a feel for the place. From the moment I stepped onto campus I loved the look of it and, since I enjoyed the Open Day so much, I immediately decided to apply. The College has such a relaxed environment with a real range of people – both in ages and experience. The tutors are always there to help and encourage; passing on their personal knowledge and experiences of the industry for you to take away and use. The experience I have gained here has made me so much more confident in my floristry designs – I am now happy to advise customers and, because I can say I’ve got this qualification, they now know exactly what I’m capable of. My future plans, once I’ve finished this course, is to stay on and study the Level 4 (and potentially the Level 5) to further develop my skills.

Lauren Parvin


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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