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Floristry - Level 1 - City and Guilds Certificate

Course code: EPAV303P

Subject area: Horticulture and Floristry

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 1

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 21:00

Days of week:


Course date:

7th Oct 2024 - 20th Jan 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Learn the basics of floristry over 14 evenings and gain a City and Guilds recognised qualification with this very practical hands on course. Students will need to bring a range of fresh flowers and some sundries to each session.
This course is designed for those people who would like to enter the floristry profession and those who have a keen interest in floristry. You will learn to do wired designs such as buttonholes and corsages for weddings, a variety of modern and traditional hand tied designs, some table arrangements and wreaths as funeral tributes. You will also make some planted designs using pot plants and a variety of containers.

You will study the elements of colour, texture, line, form, shape and proportion, using these to help to improve your design skills. There will be practical sessions on display, both window display and the display of the individual flowers/ foliage. Underpinning this will be the knowledge of how to order your flowers/sundry items and how to condition and care for your Flowers/Foliage.

There will be written and practical assessments during the course and you will need to present a record of the work in the form of a portfolio at the end of the course. You will need to buy some basic floristry equipment for the course and will need to bring fresh flowers/sundries to each lesson. The flowers will cost £10 to £15 approx per lesson.

Course units
Basic floristry tasks, Maintain flower displays, Basic floral design
What next?
Students may wish to progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in Floristry.
Entry criteria
There are no specific entry requirements, but you may like to attend one of our short beginner courses to gain insight into floristry.
Fee information
In addition to the fees for this course you will need to provide your own flowers and sundries for each session. This may be in the region of £10-£15 per session.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £600.00

Exam Fee: £114.00

Total Cost: £714.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Level 1 Certificate in Land-based studies (Floristry)
Learning & method assessment
Combination of practical floristry skills with associated theory. There is one short on-line assessment and students produce a portfolio of work.