Female florist student making a flower arrangement at East Durham College's Houghall Campus

Floristry & Floral Design

Our floristry courses prepare you for a range of exciting careers in the floristry industry. All courses offer a clear progression route, enabling you to gain further academic qualifications and ultimately improve your career opportunities.

Floristry has developed from a craft activity into an exciting, expressive and essential element in interior design, it’s so much more than just arranging flowers. It requires artistic flair and creativity, excellent customer service and communication skills, and good business acumen.

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Students will study a range of exciting modules including flower and plant care, hand tied designs, floral arrangements, wedding, funeral and sympathy designs, plus optional units such as balloon art and function/event decoration. Extra enrichment is offered through entering a number of very high profile regional and national floristry competitions.

The workplace is an important component of our floristry courses too, so work-related activities and work experience placements play a vital route in your education.

Facilities & Resources

The College recently underwent a stunning £12.75 million redevelopment so you can be sure Houghall is an excellent place to study.

The floristry department is equipped with all of the modern facilities you’d expect from a renowned land based studies college including dedicated floristry studios with specialist equipment and cool storage that is well stocked with a wide variety of flowers and foliages.

Progression

Students achieving a full level 3 programme have the opportunity go on to study higher education courses such as the Level 4 Higher Diploma and Level 5 Masters in Professional Floristry and Floral Design.

Our learners progress into employment with florists, garden centres, hotels and wholesalers. Many have started and run their own successful floristry businesses.

As a highly respected institution within land based industries, courses at the Houghall Campus really will help your career grow!

Apprenticeships

As well as all the great full time and part time courses listed below we also offer Work Based Learning Apprenticeship programmes in floristry too.

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Contact Us

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 375 4710 or speak to us on LiveChat.

To see full details on each of our courses, run at the Houghall Campus in Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

These are the remaining courses available for applications that run in this academic year 2017/18. Please check the start dates within the specific course page itself. The courses for the next academic year, 2018/19 are listed in the next section below.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in floristry services, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website