If you aspire to be the best of the best in the commercial floristry industry, this challenging course will equip you with the skills needed to become an innovative floral designer working to the highest standards of professional floristry.
The intrinsic approach of this course will help you to tailor the development of your floral design skills towards your own personal style, enabling you to blaze your own trail. You will also research current and cultural trends adapting design styles to meet the increasingly diverse requirements of the floristry industry.
You will perfect your floral design skills and develop your own personal style, while researching current and cultural trends and adapting design styles to meet the increasingly diverse requirements of the floristry industry.
Employing eco-friendly working practices is in our nature and will ensure that you are in an excellent position to drive forward the rise in sustainable ways to create stunning floral displays.
The course is made up of 6 modules (or units).
Professional Floristry Skills- Tied designs
Professional Floristry Skills- Wired and Glued Designs
Professional Floristry Skills- Designs in Mediums
All modules are compulsory.
Delivery is primarily through practical workshops to support development in professional floristry skills. Lectures will take place regarding theory work.
Students are supported by a robust tutorial system.
Class size is approx. 10-15 students.
The course runs over two years. All units will need to be completed in a timely manner according to assessment schedule and before sitting theory and practical exams at end of course.
Assignments can only be submitted once. No resubmissions are allowed to increase grade except in the case of a referral where the resubmission can only be awarded a pass.
The practical activities are assessed by an integrated assignment and by an externally set and marked practical examination. The underpinning knowledge is assessed by integrated assignments and an externally set and marked written examination. Both exams are in July.
Meticulous standards of workmanship are expected throughout. Commercial speed is expected.
83 % of assessment is coursework whilst 17% is assessed through examination.
Assessment of each assignment occurs at each hand in date; 10 assignments to be completed over 2 years.
Work is to be handed in on paper, not digitally, as external moderators require easy access on the day of the practical exam.
Comprehensive feedback is given to candidates using City and Guilds feedback sheets, directly linked to marking criteria outlined in the assignment guide. Candidates will be clearly informed on how to improve their work.
Students will be able to access course timetables for the academic year in September.
Students will attend 25 days per year in blocks.
As a student at UCR, you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
The tuition fee for this course is £3417 and can be paid in full, or via advanced learner loan or termly/monthly payments.
You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees.
Costing has been worked out to include registration, exam fees and certificate issue. Flowers for the practical exam are an additional cost at approximately £150.
Students will supply their own flowers, foliage, sundries and accessories. A comprehensive range of foliage is available in the Reaseheath grounds.
If Students are representing the institution whilst working on a project off-site, a Reaseheath apron must be worn. Students supply their own tools and equipment.
Publications by leading floral designers
Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
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Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry
Part-time: 2 years
25 days per year in blocks
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