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Floristry BTEC Diploma Level 3 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

This course will give you an understanding of the floristry industry and will allow you to develop higher level skills in a wide range of floristry techniques including the planning, assembly and evaluation of sympathy floristry, diverse floral wedding designs, novelty designs, cultural floristry designs and diverse floral arrangements.

This skill development will be supplemented by an understanding of the business management techniques in floristry including retail merchandising, legislation and marketing strategies which will prepare you for entry into employment or progression to a higher level course. This course is the equivalent of 3 GCE A Levels and generates UCAS points that will allow you to progress into HE onto one of the diverse floristry and floristry related degrees that are becoming available .

Course content

The course is mostly practical and will be delivered in the college’s floristry workshops, the development of practical skills will be supported by classroom sessions to develop an understanding of the theory of floristry including the selection, identification and use of flowers and foliage. Work related experience is a required course element so you will have the opportunity for a high quality work placement which will give you an insight into the everyday operation of a floristry business. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to develop your Maths and English skills to further support your employability.

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C including Maths and/or English


  • Floristry - Level 2 or equivalent qualification at Merit grade

Financial information

16 - 18 Years: Free

Future opportunities

  • Florist
  • Buyer
  • Corporate Florist
  • Demonstrator
  • Freelance Florist
  • Importer
  • Shop Manager
  • Venue/Event Designer
  • Wholesale Florist

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

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      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300