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Floristry - C&G Level 3 Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

You will cover a mixture of theory and practical topics and get hands-on experience working in the Houghall floristry department and plant centre. You will produce seasonal floral arts and designs e.g. Christmas flowers and valentines flowers. You will gain experience producing the following: advanced tied design, advanced wedding designs, advanced funeral and sympathy designs, floral arrangements and flower & plant care.

Course content


Topics covered in the course include: Work experience, advanced wedding designs, advanced funeral designs, flower and plant care, creative design, promotion and display, planted designs, formal occasion design, presentation and hand tied design.


Entry requirements

Must have completed Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or have 5 years experience in the industry. 5 x GCSE's grade A*-C including Maths & English.


You will be assessed throughout the course with written assignments and practical assessments, external written examination at the end of the course.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector in a management position in a floristry shop. Progression to an apprenticeship in the floristry industry may also be an option to enable you to gain more experience working hands-on.

Further information

Progression options following successful completion of this course may enable you to progress onto the level 3 extended diploma in floristry or Level 4 Diploma in Floristry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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    • The College's Houghall Campus is located on the outskirts of Durham City centre. The Campus has an excellent reputation for a range of land based studies and is highly regarded amongst those within land based industries. The campus has excellent facilities including an arboretum, pinetum, working farm, stables and a specialist small animal care unit, all set amongst stunning grounds and countryside. These coupled with outstanding lecturers who share a passion for the outdoors, students with an interest in land based studies can be assured they have come to the right place.