Floristry Level 3

Course codes: OSC953 / ABC1035
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Take on a new challenge within the exciting world of floristry in this Level 3 course, from home!

  • Understand the correct tools and equipment required for a florist
  • Know the correct conditioning methods and care for flowers and foliage
  • Identify cut materials and their uses
  • Discuss the importance of principle and elements of design and colour
  • Understand the different types of design a florist can create and the uses for the designs
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full year’s worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

Add on your practical training where you will be able to learn a range of introductory floral creations. You will even be able to take them home with you and show off your skills!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 100 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Floristry Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content
  • Tools and equipment required to create floral designs
  • Specialist equipment available
  • Range of mechanics
  • Uses of a range of sundries and accessories
  • International flower market and sourcing of flower material
  • Quality of flower material
  • Different conditioning methods
  • Elements of design
  • Principles of design and the design schema
  • Identifying the most important dates that affect the florist’s annual calendar
  • Costing a design and creating costing sheets
  • Creating a buying and order list
  • Classify flowers
  • Classify foliage
  • Tied designs and methods of construction
  • Arrangements and methods of construction
  • Funeral designs and the methods of construction
  • Wedding designs and methods of construction
  • Event flowers and methods of construction
  • Planted designs and methods of construction
Extra Info

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take you up to 1 year to complete. This gives you more than enough time to complete your studies.

Study Method

This course is designed to study through distance learning. This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post or via email. You will also get tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Practical Day (Only if you add this on)

If you add on your practical day, at the end of your course, you will attend a 1-day course at a Floristry school in Liverpool. These days are held throughout the year and will run between 9.30am – 4.30pm.
The course will be tutored by a tutor with an RHS Chelsea Gold Medal or an RHS Tatton Park Gold Medal so all the information and guidance you receive will be from a professional to make the most of your learning.
Once you have completed your written assignments, simply call and we’ll arrange this for you. Everything that you will need for your practical day will be provided on the day.

Q&As

No qualifications or skills are needed to enrol onto this course. Although a Level 2 in maths and English would be beneficial.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments. 

If you have added on the practical training, once you have completed your written assignments, you can book your practical day by calling us well in advance and we will provide you with all the details and arrange this for you.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • * Student study planner
  • * Student notebook
  • * Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Floristry Level 3.

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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