1Course Overview

Floristry Level 3 and Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Course code: OSC1266

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Learn how to combine setting up your own business with the art of floristry from home!

This bundle course is ideal for aspiring florists who dream of owning their own floristry business. With this course you will perfect your ability to create beautiful floral designs and improve your knowledge of how to run a business effectively.

  • Discover how to care for and condition the flowers to keep them fresh
  • Learn how to create floral designs for events such as weddings and funerals
  • Understand how to write an effective business plan
  • Develop your knowledge of different aspects of your business such as marketing and finance

This course will allow you to study at your own pace and when it suits you. With no deadlines or timetables to stick to, studying with Open Study College is a simple, hassle-free way to achieve your career goals.

You can submit your assignments by post or email, whichever suits you! And your coursework will be marked by our friendly and experienced tutors, who will provide you with unlimited email support throughout your studies.

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2Course Content

Floristry Level 3:

Unit 1: Essential Tools and Equipment
  • Tools and equipment required to create floral designs
  • Specialist equipment available
  • Range of mechanics
  • Uses of a range sundries and accessories
Unit 2: Care and conditioning of cut flowers and foliages
  • International flower market and sourcing of flower material
  • Quality of flower material
  • Different conditioning methods
Unit 3: Art and Design
  • Elements of design
  • Principles of design and the design schema
  • Importance of special dates by identifying the most important dates that affect the florist annual calendar
Unit 4: Costing design and plant materials
  • Costing a design and create costing sheets
  • Creating a buying and order list
  • Classify flowers
  • Classify foliage
Unit 5: Floral designs part 1- Tied designs, arrangements and funeral flowers
  • Tied designs and methods of construction
  • Arrangements and methods of construction
  • Funeral designs and the methods of construction
Unit 6: Floral designs part 2- wedding, event flowers and planted designs
  • Wedding designs and methods of construction
  • Event flowers and methods of construction
  • Planted designs and the methods of construction

Starting Your Own Business Level 3:

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
  • Why start your own business?
  • Character and motivation
  • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
  • Market research
  • Sales and profits
  • Competitors
  • Financial planning
  • Suppliers
  • Employing people
  • Stock and asset management
Unit 2: Defining Your Business
  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself
Unit 3: Marketing
  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing
Unit 4: Customers
  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale
Unit 5: Finance
  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money
Unit 6: Your Business Plan
  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • The format and structure of your business plan
  • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
  • Your business model
  • Your market
  • Your competition
  • Development
  • Profit forecast
  • Risks
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor to be marked. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 240 hours.

Study Method

You will study this course via distance learning, allowing you to learn wherever and whenever it suits you. With our choice of flexible study methods, you can choose the option that suits your learning style. If you choose to study online, you’ll be able to start studying through our online learning portal as soon as you receive your login details. If you choose a study pack, we will have your learning materials delivered to your door. You will also receive unlimited tutor support by email, meaning help and guidance is only ever a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. The time limit and flexibility of this course allows to complete your studies at your own pace.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Study pack including pen, highlighter and study planner*
  • FREE NUS Extra card for great discounts on your favourite brands

*Only included with the study pack option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).