If you are inspired by plants and flowers, have creative talent and an artistic flair, then a career in floristry is the perfect choice for you.
Flowers play a role in many of the key events in our life: births, romances, deaths and marriages, and they can defuse the trickiest of situations.
This course will help you gain an understanding of how to gain and develop the skills needed to design, source and create floral arrangements for a variety of events and occasions, other special days, or just for fun.
Why should I enrol onto this course?
Floristry is an interesting, creative and varied career, which offers job satisfaction that is rarely matched by other professions.
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, this course will help you to take that all-important first step into the world of plants and flowers.
Easy-to-digest modules promise to deliver you a blooming learning experience.
An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Floristry could help you to get a job as:
- An Assistant Florist
- A Wedding Flower Arranger
- A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
- A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager
KEY LEARNING POINTSThis programme will teach you all about plant care, flower arranging and skills to create floral decorations for every occasion. Explore floral design, identifying popular plants and flowers for use in putting together an array of creative displays. Understand the botanical concepts and practices for floristry and get to grips with general flower and plant care and establish how to maintain the condition of plants and plant designs. Identify the best time to pick flowers and how to cut them, discover how to prolong the life of cut flowers. Understand design concepts and colours in floristry and gain the know-how to use different sizes of flowers and plants, as well as determine which flowers compliment the various types of vases and containers. Explore the creative design process and understand the basic rules of flower arranging. Identify what equipment and materials are required for designs and learn how to assemble tied and wired floristry. Discover how to design and create floral arrangements for wedding functions as well as arranging personal adornment flowers. Establish what considerations are necessary when designing a display for venues and other occasions and be mindful of what type of display would be appropriate for funerals and hospitals. Identify what flowers to use to design floral arrangements for festive events and other special days in the year. Explore artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials. Explore the basics of marketing and promotions in a floristry business and recognise the importance of building good relationships with customers.
ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE
- No pre-requisite required to enrol onto this course.
- You will gain a endorsed Diploma.
- Readily available for you to access online from anywhere.
- The multiple choice question assessment at the end of each module will help you remember the main points of each lesson.
- Studying this programme will boost your current career status and present you with an opportunity to set-up your own practice.
Units of Study
- Introduction and care
- Identification and cutting
- Design Style and Techniques
- Elements and Principles of Design
- Wedding functions
- Other occasions
- Flowers for Festive Events
- Business practices
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