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Floristry Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course offers the opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills to give access to a wide range of career opportunities in the floristry industry. It provides the opportunity to develop skills in basic floristry by assembling designs, with support and guidance in practical workshops, coursework and industrial experience.

Course content

The course comprises two core units, including work placement, to gain industrial experience and knowledge of the floristry industry and its organisation. You also choose four out of seven specialist units. The three practical units are: assembling floristry designs, floristry designs in a medium and basic display techniques. There are two design units: Interior and exterior design. Other options include: plant identification and use, customer care and plant display techniques.

Entry requirements

GCSE TARIFF

A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English

Assessment

Skill-based assessment and assignments supported by a portfolio of evidence, plus a moderated integrated assignment.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Successful achievement leads to employment within the industry or further courses in this field.

Further information

The course timetable is structured to permit and encourage work placement and additional seasonal opportunities. The course is enhanced by visits to local and European wholesalers and exhibitions.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.