Whether you aspire to be a florist, a freelance designer, or wish to focus on the wider commercial industry, we will help you to grow to your full potential.
Careers in floristry go further than designing and bringing to life artistic displays, they encompass the commercial side of merchandising, retailing and wholesale trades.
Our floristry department is recognised as one of the most successful and progressive providers of floristry training in the UK. Our florists are regularly called upon to create displays for events and functions such as product launches and high-profile charity balls.
Taught by highly experienced staff with commercial backgrounds, you will improve your craft and learn to produce designs to high-standards of workmanship. Turn your flair for floristry into a rewarding career by developing your design skills and gaining the business know-how to succeed.
Our floristry students have won an impressive range of awards both nationally and internationally, including Gold medals at the RHS Tatton Flower Show
Industry focused, career ready…
Our floristry courses have been developed in conjunction with the Society of Floristry and our expert staff continue to train with reputable international designers such as Wally Klett and Gregor Lersch to ensure that you stay updated about the latest trends and innovations.
Through access to a range of techniques, your design skills will evolve throughout your course so that your signature style and personal brand will set you apart from the competition.
You will be supported and encouraged by your lecturers to showcase your creations at shows including RHS Tatton Flower Show and RHS Chelsea Flower Show and compete in national competitions such as WorldSkills UK. These opportunities allow unique access to valuable industry experience and the chance to develop your network of industry contacts.
You will also complete relevant work experience as part of your formal qualification so that you’re fully prepared to join the industry.
Where could your degree take you?
Floristry can offer many creative opportunities from bespoke floral design to shop and window dressing. If you have a desire to travel, the industry can allow you to work overseas and experience different countries and cultures.
Here are just some of the careers available in this sector:
- Florist shop owner
- Bespoke floral designer
- Floral display designer
- Freelance florist
- Floristry demonstrator
- Floristry tutor
Where will you be studying?
Over recent years we have invested over £80million across campus on new builds, cutting-edge technology and our halls of residence.
Learning in our £9million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology in dedicated floristry studios, you will have access to a wide range of floral materials and professional equipment. You will be introduced to the Strelitzia software management system, a widely used web-based programme which incorporates all aspects of running a floristry shop into one system.
You will develop your creativity by sourcing materials from the grounds of our campus which boasts a spectacular range of flowers, foliage and natural art forms. Our campus is also used as an events and wedding venue which can generate design opportunities for our floristry students.
Your University Centre Reaseheath Experience
You will benefit from an overseas visit to Holland and visit commercial events including RHS Flower Shows, BFA Fleurex and the Vision Conference. You can gain valuable insight with workshops from a range of industry professionals such as customer service and sales guru Tim Huckabee, founder and president of FloralStrategies.
Our links with Florismart will provide you with advice and networking opportunities with the likes of growers Emma Fawcett Eustace and David Bolton, British grower and florist Katherine Cronin and social media expert Hannah Dunne.