Level 1


If you have an interest in art and design and want to unleash your creative flair then this course will provide you with the practical skills needed to prepare you for work in the floristry industry. You will learn how to put beautiful flowers together to make designs and will work in teams to create seasonal shop displays. 


Units include

  • Safe working practices
  • Basic floristry tasks
  • Produce and maintain shop displays
  • Assemble basic floral designs.

1 year - Certificate 

2 years - Diploma 

One day per week. 

Rebecca Rowe

Level 1 land-based studies: floristry

I wanted to do something artistic, practical and creative and also learn a skill that I could use in the future. I really loved doing the practical work especially making hand-tied bouquets - by the end of the course I was able to make bouquets to give to friends and family. 

I remember making a punk styled hat for College Open Day exhibition – I liked doing that because it was different and we could create designs of our own choice.

The skills I have learnt in floristry will help me in any creative industry so I will have a wide range of choice for jobs.


We’re truly fortunate to have the beautiful natural surroundings of our Plumpton estate and the South Downs to give inspiration for all of our courses. You’ll be able to enjoy our extensive grounds and horticulture facilities, all conveniently located for your course.

  • The perfect working location for your studies

Extensive estate grounds and horticulture greenhouses for you to discover at Plumpton, the ideal location for identifying and creating displays from our indoor and outdoor plants.

  • Modern floristry classrooms in a natural environment

You’ll find our classes a great inspiration for your floral creations. Helping you to develop your skills in a modern and comfortable environment.

  • Excellent support from experienced staff

You’ll discover great support from our experienced lecturers. Their focus is on making all of your lectures challenging but enjoyable too! 

  • Grow your knowledge on our course visits

As part of many of our courses, we offer visits to New Covent Garden, local garden centres and wholesalers, plus to the bulb fields of Holland.

Future Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the certificate can continue with further units gaining the full Level 1 Diploma.

Following completion of the Diploma, students can progress on to Level 2 Certificate or Diploma or apply for an apprenticeship fully preparing them for work in a floristry shop.

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