Higher Diploma in Professional Floristry
City and Guilds Level 4
Do you want to take your floristry skills to the next level and make it in the professional floristry industry?
The Higher Diploma in Professional Floristry will enable you to gain the skills you need to run your own floristry business.
You will develop existing skills and techniques by creating bespoke on-trend floral designs, large-scale installation experience, client presentations, pitches, access to various external locations for exhibition showcasing, and benefitting from visiting guest speakers from the industry.
Each week will expose you to a broad range of design techniques and craft industries, enabling you to develop your own individual style and develop your business and management skills through investigating a range of professional enterprises.
The Higher Diploma in Professional Floristry is designed for those who work in the floristry industry at management level or running their own business.
Assessments will be through two externally set examinations, one practical and one theory.
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9.15 - 16.15
1 day per week
Plumpton College Campus
1 day per week for 30 weeks
£4,437 including all materials*
*Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your costs.
You are required to have completed a Level 3 Floristry programme before attending the Level 4 course. Students also need to be in an active role within this sector.
Unit 1: Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
This unit covers the anatomical structure and physiology processes affecting plant health and growth, the plant in relation to its environment, the principles of botanical nomenclature and interior plant display.
Unit 2: Historical studies for floristry
This unit explores historical periods and their influence on floral decoration, including historical contexts, design sources, fashions and floral decorations across the range.
Unit 3: Floral event practices
This unit explores the commercial opportunities available to an experienced florist when providing floral decorations for a variety of venues and events. Large-scale and themed designs will be analysed to assess their methods of assembly and commercial viability. The role of an event organiser/ party planner will be considered.
Unit 4: Business practices for floristry
This unit covers implementation of procedures to ensure he smooth running of a floristry business. It encompasses customer care, staff supervision and basic training, security and an awareness of retail legislation.
Unit 5: Marketing and promotion practices for floristry
This unit covers the implementation of practices in marketing and promoting the business to maximise sales potential.
Unit 6: Technical floristry skills – tied designs
This unit enables candidates to construct a wide range of hand tied designs to a high level of technical competence. Plant material, flowers, natural and manufactured materials will be used to demonstrate correct application of design principles.
Unit 7: Technical floristry skills – wired and glued designs
This unit enables candidates to understand the purpose and importance of wiring and gluing skills and demonstrate different methods of wiring, the use of the correct gauges and the safe use of the glue in the construction of a wide range of designs to a high technical competence.
Unit 8: Technical floristry skills – designs in mediums
This unit enables candidates to construct a wide range of designs using a medium to a high standard of technical competence.
Plant material, flowers, natural and manufactured materials will be used to demonstrate correct application of design principles.
Unit 9: Technical floristry skills – design trends
This unit focuses on the construction and presentation of a wide range of designs, to a high technical competence, using correct trends and inspiration. In addition, candidates will identify significant retail trends and florists influencing international floral design.
Unit 10: Design concepts for floristry
This unit enables candidates to investigate, analyse, interpret and apply international floral design terminology, concepts and principles.