Floristry Level 2 at Sheffield College
This full time Floristry programme can help you gain and develop the skills you need to work as a Florist. You will learn about flower and plant care, identify and use foliages and flowers, create floral designs for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and events, as well as produce funeral and tribute floral arrangements.
What will I learn?
This qualification is unit based and you will learn how to:
- Understand the Principles and Elements of Design for the industry
- Care and condition a range of fresh flowers and foliages
- Look into designing with a range of flowering and foliage plants
- Plan, prepare and design tied arrangements
- Plan, prepare and design funeral and sympathy designs
- Plan, prepare and design general gift designs
- Plan, prepare and design wedding based arrangements
- Look and understand shop processes and display principles.
What else will I gain?
As part of this qualification you are required for work within the flower industry for a minimum of 5 days (40 hours). The College has links with floristry employers and can help to place students into businesses if necessary, alternatively students can look for their own work placements.
Why study this course at The Sheffield College? At Hillsborough College you will learn from staff with a range of floristry qualifications and flower industry backgrounds. There are excellent practical facilities available for both Floristry and Horticulture courses.
- Contemporary, purpose built workshops and classrooms
- Fully automated glass house and several working poly tunnels.
- Latest industry tools and equipment
- Several project gardens and outdoor planted areas
All students are required to purchase a floristry tool kit which includes a T-shirt, apron, floristry scissors, knife and secateurs together with wires, tapes and various items needed to complete the course. The cost of this package is £150.00. Financial support may be available via the College Learner Support Fund to support these course costs.
No specific prior qualifications, learning or experience are required for candidates undertaking this qualification. Good practical skills and creativity would be an advantage and you will also need a helpful and pleasant manner when working within the student team and with customers.
This Level 2 floristry qualification is assessed by on-going practical assessments throughout the year and a portfolio assessment, together with one multiple choice, on-line examination covering the design unit.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
Successful completion of this course could lead to our Level 3 Floristry full time programme or an apprenticeship programme to further develop your skills in the workplace, or you could go on to work as a junior florist within a floristry business or garden centre.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.