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The Ultimate Floristry Diploma Level 2

£146.90

Floristry is a much in demand, exciting and satisfying profession. And whether you want to work in a shop, create displays for businesses and events, or set up your own business, our online Ultimate Floristry Course will help you to take that all-important first step into the world of plants and flowers.

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If you love plants and flowers, have creative talent and an artistic flair, then a career in floristry could be the perfect choice for you.

Floristry is a much in demand, exciting and satisfying profession. And whether you want to work in a shop, create displays for businesses and events, or set up your own business, our online Ultimate Floristry Course will help you to take that all-important first step into the world of plants and flowers.

The course will equip you with the skills you need to create stunning flower arrangements, bouquets and wreaths and it will provide you with a comprehensive insight to find a job or set up your own floristry business.

Key Learning Points

All the skills involved in becoming a florist are covered, using engaging instructional videos and informative, easy to follow modules. There are 21 modules in all, each taking between 10 and 90 minutes to study – meaning the whole course could take as little as 15 hours in total to complete. Topics covered include:

  • All about flowers and plants – the biology of flowers and plants, including how to spot signs of disease.
  • How to process, store and maintain plants – discover the secrets of preparing flowers so they last, and ways to keep them healthy.
  • Popular flowers, greens and fillers – insight into the most popular flowers and fillers are and how to use them in your arrangements
  • Elements and principles of design – the various elements of flower design, from colour and size through to proportion and contrast
  • Flower design basics and styles you need to know – includes line, line mass arrangements, mass arrangements and other elements of design.
  • How to make floral arrangements – learn all about making arrangements in containers, vases and other vessels
  • Wedding and funeral flowers – the most suitable types of flowers for different events and occasions.
  • A career in floristry – the job responsibilities and what you will need to enter the trade.
  • Getting a job in the floristry industry – how to find job opportunities as either a full or part-time florist.
  • Starting your own business – learn how to start your own floristry business, from creating a business plan to finding wholesalers.

Advantages of this course

This Ultimate Floristry Course is built for anyone with a passion for floristry and a determination to succeed. 

  • A comprehensive syllabus which is easy to understand and simple to follow.
  • 100% online – progress at your own pace, and study whenever and wherever suits you best.
  • 12 month access – there’s no expiry date; you will have access to the course and all updates.
  • Compatible for use on your PC, mobile or tablet.

So, if you’ve ever been at an event and admired the floral arrangements – or received a bouquet and thought ‘I’d love to do that’ – now, thanks to our Ultimate Floristry Course, you can.

Your Introduction to Floristry
  • About the basics of floristry
  • A brief history of floristry
  • About modern floristry and the science it has become over the years
  • What the requirements are that you need for a career in floristry
Careers in Floristry
  • The job responsibilities of florists
  • About the requirements to enter into the trade
  • The areas you need to cover in your effort to become a florist
  • About the possibilities in the floristry industry
What You Need To Know About Flowers and Plants
  • About flower colours, associations and symbolisms
  • How to care and handle potted plants
  • Why it is essential to treat the flowers for ethylene
  • How to spot the signs of diseases, pests, and other such troubles with plants and flowers
Services Provided by Florists
  • The various business models applicable to floristry
  • The different types of services provided by florists, including full service, speciality service, limited service and flower sellers.
  • The secrets of handing commercial accounts and targeting individuals successfully
  • How to use technology to improve business
How to Process, Store and Maintain plants
  • About preparing the flowers for storage
  • How to store the flowers
  • Ways to keep the plants healthy
  • About products that help to maintain cut flowers
Popular Flowers, Greens & Fillers
  • Why you need to know which flowers are the favourites
  • About the role of foliage flowers and greens in arrangements
  • The role of greenery in an arrangement and how to use it
  • What the common filler flowers are
Elements and Principles of Design
  • The elements of Floral design
  • About colour how it should be utilized
  • About size what it means and how it should be used
  • About Balance, Contrast, Rhythm, Scale, Proportion, Harmony and Dominance
Flower design basics & styles you need to know
  • The basics of design and style
  • About Western and Eastern influences
  • Elements of design
  • Line, line mass arrangements, mass arrangements
How to make floral arrangements
  • About making arrangements in containers and vases and other vessels
  • Why you should never stop learning
  • How to express your creativity
  • What you need to consider when planning an arrangement
How to Make a Container Arrangement
  • How to create floral centrepieces in shallow containers
  • What container displays can be used for
  • Ideas for creating your own container arrangement
  • Step-by-step video to help you make your own flower container arrangement
How to Make an Arrangement for a Vase
  • How to make a vase arrangement
  • How to best prepare the flowers and vase
  • The best way to arrange the stems and foliage
  • Step-by-step video to help you make your own vase arrangement
How to Make a Hand-tied Bouquet
  • How to make a hand-tied bouquet
  • The materials you will need
  • How to pick your focal flower
  • Step-by-step video to help you make your own hand-tied bouquet
How to Make a Corsage or Boutonniere
  • The history of the Corsage/Boutonniere
  • How to choose the flowers for a Boutonniere
  • About the process of crafting a Boutonniere
  • How to pick your focal flower
Wedding Flowers
  • The requirements of wedding floristry
  • How to set yourself up as a wedding florist
  • Promoting your business as a wedding florist
  • Creating your portfolio
How to Make a Wedding Bouquet
  • How to choose the flowers for a wedding bouquet
  • The tools you will need to make a wedding bouquet
  • Tips to preserve the bouquet
  • Step-by-step video to help you make a wedding bouquet
Funeral Flowers
  • Funeral flower traditions
  • Choosing flowers and what they mean
  • What to give to whom and how
  • Various types of funeral flower arrangements
How to Make a Funeral Wreath
  • About the materials you require to make a funeral wreath
  • About the history of funeral wreaths
  • Tips to preserve the bouquet
  • Step-by-step video to help you make a wedding bouquet
How to Make a Basket Garden & Fruit Basket
  • What a basket garden is
  • The materials required to make a basket garden
  • How to make a basket garden
  • How to make edible fruit arrangements
Getting a Job in the Floristry Industry
  • How to find job openings
  • Creating your own job opportunities
  • Working as part time and seasonal help
  • The ideal floristry candidate
Starting Your Own Business
  • Thing to consider before you start to set up a florist’s shop
  • Create a business plan
  • Find the finance
  • Decide whether you want to buy an existing business or to start a new one
Getting Customers / Marketing
  • About the concept of marketing
  • About creating a marketing plan
  • About implementing a marketing plan
  • How online marketing can benefit you