Floristry is so much more than arranging flowers. It requires artistic flair and creativity, excellent customer service and communication skills, and good business acumen.
Career options are exciting and varied - from working in a florist shop, hotel or supplier, to roles as an event organiser, party planner, teacher or judge. Our floristry studios are in the heart of the historic and picturesque Cannington Court, with display windows to showcase your creation.
Industry specialists deliver a range of full and part-time courses encompassing art and design, business organisation and customer service. Subjects covered usually include commercial floral, tied, wedding and funeral designs.
Many students progress to self-employment or go on to work for one of the 8,000 floristry businesses within the UK.
We have excellent classroom facilities and highly experienced teaching staff. There may be an opportunity to study floristry abroad on a study tour to Holland whilst also visiting local floristry enterprises. Students are also encouraged to take part in a range of other industry visits.
We also offer part-time courses for all ages and abilities, and are ideal for those interested in working in the industry or for keen amateurs wanting to improve their skills.
What our students say
“I have wanted to study floristry for seven years and to finally get to study it has been fantastic. The programme is more varied than I could ever have imagined, we cover all areas of the floristry industry and every topic is different, from wedding to funeral flowers and marketing to administration.”
Former pupil of West Somerset Community College in Minehead, Charlie is going on to study the Floristry Level 3 Diploma.
“I love being able to study a course in something that I’m passionate about. I find the theoretical learning really useful and interesting; the working in industry modules are great preparation for setting up my own business in the future and the course has given me the confidence to start making plans for this. I’ve already created flower arrangements for various events such as weddings and presentation evenings. Every event gives me more experience.”
Kirsty Newman, former pupil of Kingsmead Community School in Wiveliscombe, is progressing on to the Level 3 Diploma in Floristry next year.