1Course Overview

Floristry with Practical Training

Course code: OSC953

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Explore everything you need to know about floristry in this Level 3 course with 1-day practical training!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the correct tools and equipment required for a florist
  • Know the correct conditioning methods and care for flowers and foliages
  • Identify cut materials and their uses
  • Discuss the importance of principle and elements of design, and colour
  • Understand the different types of designs a florist can create and the uses for each design
  • Be able to create a buying list and cost designs
  • Create a variety of floral designs on a 1-day practical course

This course involves a 1-day practical at a Floristry School 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!

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, 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!

So, enrol with us today and join the 60,000 people that have already done so!

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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 of 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 creating costing sheets
  • Creating a buying and order list
  • Classifying flowers
  • Classifying 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 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 methods of construction
 Practical Days:

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 a RHS Chelsea Gold Medal or a 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.

3Other Information
Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete your course and this course will take approximately 90 hours to complete. This will allow plenty of time and flexibility for your studies. There is also a 1 day Practical at the Floristry School at the end of the course.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post. 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

On completion of your practical day, you will also receive a Certificate of Completion from the Floristry School as confirmation that you have completed your 1-day Practical training. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

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

You may start at any time and have 12 months to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

How do I arrange my practical days?

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. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • 1-day practical training
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

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 be awarded your Floristry Level 3 Certificate.

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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