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  • 120 guided learning hours

Floristry

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 Stonebridge, 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: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Floristry Diploma

Floristry Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 3 Floristry Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

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

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills
90.9%
(National Average 82.6%)

Floristry

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 Stonebridge, 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: 0121 392 8288

Professional Skills
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 82.6%)
90.9%

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Floristry Diploma

Floristry Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 3 Floristry Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

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

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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