Floristry courses available with KEITS:
Level 2 Floristry Standard:
A florist may work in one of several sectors, in a shop environment, within an event company or creating designs for a variety of retail organisations or outlets. As such, they need to have business acumen and excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with customers and colleagues. Excellent levels of customer care and sales skills are crucial as florists are often commissioned for important events such as weddings, funerals etc. A florist must have perception and be able to offer appropriate expert advice to the client whilst interpreting the vision for the finished project. Whilst showing empathy and care towards bereaved customers a florist must be able to obtain the relevant information from customers and translate this into an appropriate design suitable for the customer’s needs. They must be able to record and store information accurately in the correct manner in line with current legislation
Flowers and other botanical materials are delicate, easily damaged or spoilt and have a limited storage life. The florist will need to know where the materials are sourced from, purchasing techniques, storage and the control of fresh stock creating accurate rotation on a day-to-day basis. They need to apply an extensive knowledge of botanical names, understand how to care for and condition these floral materials and plants, taking into account irritant or poisonous materials, the variety of stem structures and show appropriate cutting, watering and feeding methods. They will need to work in a way that minimises damage to the environment and maintains health and safety that is consistent with relevant organisation procedures and codes of practice.
The florist will use their expertise and knowledge of flowers, plants, botanical materials and accessories to produce floral designs. The design of floral work, whether it is a small bouquet or a large installation for a major event, requires the florist to be innovative and creative. The florist needs to apply the rules and theory of composition, techniques and the elements and principles of floral design in their work.
The florist will need to understand the need to organise and be responsible for prioritising their own workload using good time management.
Expected Duration 24 months
We also offer privatley funded:
- Diploma Level 2 in Floristry
- Diploma Level 3 in Floristry
Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry
This qualification is designed to provide:
- an industry recognised qualification at level 4
- a competent workforce at level 4
- a suitable qualification for progression from level 3
- a suitable qualification to lead on to the level 5 Professional Diploma
The qualification is suitable for florists who have achieved a Level 3 Floristry qualification and have established industry experience. If they have sufficient industry experience but have not achieved a Level 3, they will be required to demonstrate prior to starting the course that they are working to at least Level 3 standards.
The learners will also need to have a sufficient level of literacy and numeracy to enable them to research the underpinning knowledge, carry out the practical tasks and complete the assignments.
The learners will need to be working in the industry while completing this qualification.
To gain the Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry (ICFS), candidates must pass all ten units.
- Unit 001: Botanical Concepts & Practices for Floristry
- Unit 002: Historical Studies for Floristry
- Unit 003: Floral Event Practices
- Unit 004: Business Practices for Floristry
- Unit 005: Marketing & Promotion Practices for Floristry
- Unit 006: Technical Floristry Skills – Tied Designs
- Unit 007: Technical Floristry Skills – Wired & Glued Designs
- Unit 008: Technical Floristry Skills – Designs in Mediums
- Unit 009: Technical Floristry Skills – Design Trends
- Unit 010: Design Concepts for Floristry
Assessors will provide up to 9 face-to-face visits (6/7 at your premises and 2/3 at a central location). These will include mock examinations/assignments as necessary. The learner will need to provide a quiet uninterrupted place to work/create arrangements during visits and should allow up to 5 hours for each visit.
Minimum length of course will be 18 months.
There are three integrated assignments and an externally set and marked practical and knowledge exam at the end.
£3417 Inc. VAT - There is an advanced learner loan available if required.
Learners will provide their own flowers/materialsAdvanced Learner Loans Floristry Level 2 Standard Floristry Job Profile Floristry Leaflet
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I have enjoyed working with Karen from KEITS, she has been very patient with me. KEITS have provided me with my Level 3 Floristry Qualification, I have enjoyed being able to do my training whilst at work.