Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry

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Get creative, develop your floristry skills, and prepare for a career in the industry with our Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry, at Writtle College.

As a student at Writtle College, you’ll learn about different flowers and plants and how to look after them.

We’ll look at what professional florists need to know, including their tools, environment, and the finishing touches that make a difference. You’ll develop an understanding of design principles and how you can apply these to the creation of floristry products.

Floristry is a major industry in the UK, worth about £2 billion a year, and so we’ll also explore how businesses operate and the skills you need to interact with customers and successfully identify their requirements.

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Hands-on learning

Study on our rural campus in Writtle, and use our purpose-built floristry building featuring four workshop areas and a range of seasonal plants and foliage.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Awarding body

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City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the global leader in skills development and apprenticeship schemes with 2 million learners working on diverse qualifications every year.

Careers and educational progression

By completing a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry, you’ll gain the skills you need to start work in the floristry industry. You might work as a trainee florist or junior florist initially.

You also have the option to continue your studies with a Level 3 course in floristry or an apprenticeship.

Apply now for Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry

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