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’ve always enjoyed making floral arrangements but lacked the skills to create anything professional. The course has been a revelation, and the tutor has been inspirational. I love putting into practice everything that I’ve learned.”
After a career in banking and council administration, Shirley is pursuing a love of flowers that has been with her since childhood. She combines the part-time Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floristry with work experience in Mundy’s florists, in Street, and hopes to continue working there when the course ends.