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.
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.
NEW FOR 2021 - EDC's Summer Floristry Workshops
Fancy a taste of what floristry is all about over the summer?
Whether you're a floristry beginner or an experienced florist, our huge range of floristry workshops available include everything from taster days to wedding floral masterclasses.
Have a Look Around!
Take a look inside our floristry students (and the rest of our Houghall campus, if you wish!) with our 360 degree tour! Simply click and drag to move around.
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!
Houghall Floristry Video
For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 375 4710 or speak to us on LiveChat.
Available short and part time course(s) are listed below:
Available full time and/or part time course(s) are listed below:
The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the academic year 2022/2023. Please note some courses are now full for September 2021 starts.