Floristry Diploma Level 2 at Berkshire College of Agriculture
BCA has excellent resources, which include:
- Purpose built floristry rooms
- Extensive grounds for flower and foliage idents
- An experienced and professional team of staff
- Display facilities
We offer taster days for students wishing to try out our courses, and we are keen for our students to enter competitions including Chelsea Young Florist of the Year and World Skills. For more information take a look at our website.
All programmes with floristry options require an interview and for some higher levels you will need a work placement. Floristry students study design skills, use of colour, cut flowers/foliages and plants, and learn retail, business and customer care skills.
BCA is recognised as the foremost centre for floristry training in the Thames Valley region.
This course is ideal for people who are interested in making a career out of floristry and will provide the opportunity for those who want to work with flowers to obtain a vocational qualification by means of full-time study. It will enable you to develop your practical skills reinforced by the theory of floristry.
You may have some knowledge and basic skills in the floristry industry and want to increase your floristry skills and take on more responsibility, however previous experience is not compulsory.
This course also builds on the Level 1 Diploma in Floristry to enhance your basic knowledge and practical skills, enabling you to become a practicing Florist.
Four GCSEs or equivalent at D grade or above to include maths, English and science OR Level 1 Diploma in Floristry.
Progress to the Level 3 Diploma or Work-based Diploma, depending on grades achieved and functional skills taken. You will also be well placed to find a job in the industry which requires ‘hands-on’ practical skills.
These further qualifications could give you the skills and knowledge you need to run your own flower shop.
All full-time students, aged between 16-18, will study GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English, if they don’t already hold an A*- C level GCSE in the subject. This is an integral part of their vocational study programme at BCA. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Berkshire College of Agriculture directly.