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Floristry Level 2 Certificate at Northumberland College

Course description

If you are interested in learning all aspects of the floristry Industry, including practical floral designs as well as art & design and identifying flowers, then this course is for you. Northumberland College is the perfect place to study practical floristry. We have good facilities and the benefit of using materials from our extensive grounds. We also have the advantage of working with Kirkley Hall for weddings and events

Course content

This course includes both practical floristry and industry training. The units covered include Art & design for florists which is practical in looking at colour and other design elements, Identification, care and monitoring of fresh materials ? you will learn botanical classification and know how to treat cut flowers to get the longest life, practical hand tied designs and floral arrangements. We cover seasonal designs and make lots of beautiful arrangements for Christmas, Valentines day and Mothers day. You may also take part in events and weddings held in our beautiful Kirkley Hall.

Entry requirements

You are required to have a good standard of general education and competence. Assessment of suitability is likely to be based on GCSE grades or equivalent. Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments, observations, written assignments, and identification tests. Assessments are spread out and varied to allow your skills to develop. You will also sit an online multiple choice exam on the Art & design unit.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could go on to do a second year of study to achieve Level 2 Diploma in Floristry (conversion)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • Kirkley Hall is a stunning rural campus and a great environment to study in with specialist resources to meet the needs of our students. Combine this with our team of experience and highly skilled staff and you will see that a successful future will be yours.

      The college campus in Ponteland is approximately 8 miles from Newcastle city centre and is easily accessible by bus or car, so you can enjoy the best of city and rural life.

      You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career. Facilities include:

      • A 17th century rural estate with and grade II listed Kirkley Hall
      • An equestrian centre with indoor and outdoor riding arenas, 25 horse stable yard and specialist equine facilities
      • Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens with over 120 species
      • A veterinary centre and grooming parlour
      • An outdoor activity centre with high ropes and zip wire and sailing base at Blyth
      • Two farms; one at Kirkley and one in the Coquet Valley
      • Victorian walled gardens, over 1,330m2 of greenhouses and a garden design studio
      • Cyber Café
      • A Learning Resource Centre devoted to the land-based sector which includes a range of learning materials, an IT suite and quiet study areas
      • Halls of residence facilities