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Floristry, Technical Qualification, Level 3 at Hadlow College

Course description

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 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

Entry requirements

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.


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.

Future opportunities

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.

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.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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