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C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Following successful completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector in a management position in a floristry shop. Progression to an apprenticeship in the floristry industry may also be an option to enable you to gain more experience working hands-on.

Overview of the course: 

You will cover a mixture of theory and practical topics and get hands-on experience working in the Houghall floristry department and plant centre. You will produce seasonal floral designs e.g. Christmas flowers and valentines flowers. You will gain experience producing the following: advanced tied design, advanced wedding designs, advanced funeral and sympathy designs, floral arrangements and flower & plant care.

Entry requirements: 

Must have completed Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or have 5 years experience in the industry. 5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 required, including Maths & English.


Topics covered in the course include: Work experience, advanced wedding designs, advanced funeral designs, flower and plant care, creative design, promotion and display, planted designs, formal occasion design, presentation and hand tied design.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the course with written assignments and practical assessments, external written examination at the end of the course.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression options following successful completion of this course may enable you to progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Floristry.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, full time. Or 2 years part time.


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


Fees for this course are: £4425.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 3 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 3 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

Fees may apply for equipment costs for all students, however financial help may be available. Further information will be sent to you closer to enrolment in August if you are accepted on to the course.

Material costs: Please note any student aged 19 or over will be required to purchase their own materials to use on this course. Materials are required regularly throughout the course and the costs of these will fluctuate on a weekly basis depending on the topics covered each week. We estimate, when averaged out over the course, a guide cost of approximately £20 per week (x36 weeks = £720). This materials cost estimate is only a guide and will vary depending on the learner’s choice of designs, source of materials and budget. Students may be eligible for 19+ Discretionary Learner Support to help towards the costs of materials, please speak to Student Services for more details.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Jun 2018 12:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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