Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry

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Get the practical skills and knowledge you need to start a career in floristry, with our Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma at Writtle College.

This course is ideal if you’ve previously completed Level 2 study and want to further develop your skills.

You’ll study creative floral design methods and techniques, and learn to produce a range of designs including tied, wired, glued, and designs in different mediums. You’ll also focus on designs for different events, such as weddings and funerals.

With an eye on your future career, we look at current and future design development, and innovation in floristry.

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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.


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British Florist Association

This qualification is supported by the British Florist Association (BFA). The BFA is the only recognised trade association in the UK, representing 8,000 professional flower shops across the country.

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

Our Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma covers all the skills you need to start a career in the floristry industry. You might work as a florist, senior florist or florist shop manager, or start your own business.

Apply now for Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry

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Close to major cities, Writtle College is located on a picturesque 150-hectare campus in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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