Accessibility links

Floral Design - BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The Level 2 Diploma qualification (formerly First Diploma) is an excellent introductory course for students wishing to further their knowledge of art and design, with a specific focus on floral design. It is extremely popular with school leavers and provides practical knowledge and experience, combining this with an academic study of the principles of the subject. The course is designed to give you a broad understanding of floral art, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 Diploma courses.

Course content

The course provides an opportunity to research and explore different aspects of art, photography, craft and floral design from contemporary, historical and cultural sources. Students learn 2D visual communication (drawing painting, photography and printmaking), 3D communication (construction, modelling, carving and casting) as well as producing a range of 3D floral art design briefs.

Additional specialist modules cover the identification and use of flowers and foliage as well as planning, preparing and constructing floral body adornments such as corsages, buttonholes and wrist corsages.

Students also gain a broad understanding of the art and design industry and the employment opportunities available within it. In addition to obtaining the main Level 2 Diploma qualification, students also undertake the City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have some level of achievement in GCSE or relevant Further Education qualifications and have gained a minimum of grade D in two or more subjects, including English Language.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3 City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma (540) in Floral Design.

Career opportunities include employment as a shop junior or as a florist.



Further information

The floral design industry now reaches far beyond the traditional confines of high street retailing. Employment opportunities continue to grow in this country and abroad, as the sector diversifies and expands. The industry now employs more than 25,000 people and the fresh cut flower market alone is worth more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy.

Myerscough celebrated its Floral Design Silver Jubilee in 2012, having been at the forefront of floristry teaching for more than 25 years. It is regarded as one of the leading colleges in the country for floristry provision, winning three prestigious awards at the 2012 BFA Industry Awards. We have some of the most advanced design studios in the country, having invested more than £250,000.

Our courses are highly creative, taught by our well qualified and experienced floristry team. They equip students with the range of academic knowledge, design
theory and practical skills required for successful careers in the industry.

Students are actively encouraged to attend and take part in events and competitions during their courses. In recent years students have successfully competed at the RHS Chelsea and RHS Tatton Flower Shows as well as the World Skills competition. As part of the programme there will be several visits which students attend to complement and underpin the development of their knowledge of British and international design.

Students also benefit from the annual Myerscough Weekend of Floral Art and Design, which includes a series of demonstrations and workshop events at College, featuring renowned European master designers such as Hans Haverkamp, Tomas De Bruyne, Max van de Sluis, Marie-Françoise Déprez, Per Benjamin and Pim van dén Akker.

Download the Course Factsheet at:

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: 19 October 2017
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details