This course provides all the knowledge elements to start your own floristry business – enabling you to both develop your floristry skills and business acumen. It is ideal both for learners wanting to change career and those already working in the industry who want to set up on their own or develop their knowledge.
Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace (you have 2 years to complete it), studying when and where you choose. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance.
Lesson 1 – The Florist Shop – setting the scene; prices; staff duties and presentation.
Lesson 2 – From the grower to the shop; stem types; special treatments; special needs.
Lesson 3 – Introduction to learning the nature of the trade. Bouquets; hand tieds.
Lesson 4 – Developing the basics. Costing a design. Shapes, styles, design and balance.
Lesson 5 – Taking a funeral order. Funeral flowers. Wiring. Types of moss. Foliages.
Lesson 6 – Special occasions: wedding anniversaries; birthdays; birth celebrations.
Lesson 7 – Wedding flowers. Preparation and starting from scratch. Designs. Posies.
Lesson 8 – ‘Silks’ and ‘drieds’. Dried grasses. Ribbons and bases. Spices, fruit and herb.
Lesson 9 – Contracts and working outside the shop. Working from a brief. Fresh flowers.
Lesson 10 – Continental influences. Preparing to enter a competition. Cascade/waterfall.
Successfully complete this course and you will achieve the HCC Certificate*.
* The HCC Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.
Throughout your training, you will be able to ask questions, receive feedback and further develop your knowledge by contacting our experienced tutors by phone or email.
You do not need previous floristry knowledge or experience to enrol on this course.
If needed you have 2 years to complete the course. Many students are able to complete this course in approximately 6-12 months*.
*Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.
Successfully complete this course and:
To enrol, you can either: