WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE?
This qualifications are designed for candidates who
- wish for career progression into or within the floristry sector
- do not have access to work-based qualifications.
The course includes design, costing and construction of floral designs and the process of selling the designs.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?
The Diploma is at Level 2. The certificate is a building block towards the diploma, which covers all the floristry tasks expected of a junior florist.
For the Diploma, candidates must complete the following units:
- Unit 201 Introduction to art and design for florists
- Unit 202 Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials
- Unit 203 Identify and maintain the condition of plants and planted designs
- Unit 204 Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs
- Unit 205 Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs
- Unit 206 Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements
- Unit 207 Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral material
- Unit 208 Display of floristry goods
- Unit 209 Introduction to working in the floristry industry
- Unit 210 Introduction to function decorating using floral displays
IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
If you are interested in being creative and working with flowers and other plant materials floristry is for you. The course is designed to develop skills to enable you to work with in the floristry industry; either for an employer or self-employed if you progress to higher levels.
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
No specific prior qualifications, learning or experience are required. However, the nature of both the learning and assessment required for the qualification is such that, at Levels 2 and 3 candidates will need good literacy and numeracy skills. Candidates will need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently guidance and support will be provided by the tutor.
WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE?
Level 2 Diploma in Floristry (0351-02)
HOW MANY HOURSE, WEEKS, YEARS DOES IT LAST?
The Diploma is 12 hours (2 days) a week for a year, 9am to 4pm
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Pen paper and lever arch file and an open mind.
A list of flowers for you to bring on the first day will be provided before the course starts. Tools will be available to use on the first day.
Tools and equipment will be discussed in depth on the first day and can be ordered from the tutor.
HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS?
Look out for floral designs, in florist shops, on the television in books and magazines. There are a wide range of styles and many ways to use floral materials you will be surprised how many.
Look closely around you at the plants, trees and shrubs, their colour, form and structure.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
Further progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Floristry.
ARE THERE ANY EXTRA COSTS?
Each week you will need to bring materials to complete the floral designs. The cost will vary depending on the size of the design and how many you make.
The tutor will support you with this process.
Approximate cost each week will be £15.00 to £20.00.
HOW DO I APPLY / JOIN THIS COURSE?
You can apply for this course by calling NSC Reception on 01691 688000, you can also apply online at www.nsc.ac.uk.
For more information, you can email the course tutor, Eileen Avery-Scott, at email@example.com.
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