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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 entrend floral designs, large scale installation experience, Client presentations and pitches, access to various external locations for exhibition showcasing as well as benefitting from visiting guest speakers from industry.

Each week will expose you to a broad range of design techniques and craft industries which will enable you to develop your own individual style as well as developing your business and management skills through investigating a range 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.

Unit coverage includes:

  • Unit 1: Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Unit 2: Historical studies for floristry
  • Unit 3: floral event practices
  • Unit 4: Business practices for floristry
  • Unit 5: Marketing and promotion practices for floristry
  • Unit 6: technical floristry skills – tied designs
  • Unit 7: technical floristry skills – wired and glued designs
  • Unit 8: technical floristry skills – designs in mediums
  • Unit 9: technical floristry skills – design trends
  • Unit 10: design concepts for floristry

You will be Assessed through two externally set examinations, one practical and one theory.

Entry Requirements:

You are required to have completed a Level 3 Floristry programme before attending the Level 4 course. Please contact us for more information. 

Dates & Location:

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

9.15 - 16.15

1 day per week

Plumpton College - Lewes Campus

Duration:

1 day per week for 30 weeks.

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 - Wednesday 6th July 2022

Costs:

£4,437 including all materials*

*Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your costs. 

Modules

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.

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