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Level 1 Award in Creative Craft Floristry (September)

Course Level: 

Level 1

Job opportunities after this course: 

Following completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector, e.g. Assistant Florist or progress to the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry full or part time study.

Overview of the course: 

You will cover a mixture of theory and practical activities and will work to collect evidence throughout the year of the skills that you are gaining. This work will then be used to build a portfolio of evidence for the course. The floristry department, plant centre and surrounding estate provides the ideal environment for you to gain practical skills and knowledge and also gives you the opportunity to develop essential employability skills.

Entry requirements: 

This course is open to learners of any age, there are no formal entry requirements, however a keen interest in floristry and floral design is an advantage.

Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.
East Durham College's Houghall Campus is committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for all our students. The campus, some of which is over 80 years old, has seen over £40m invested in new facilities over the last 4 years. However, there are still some aspects of the site which are not fully accessible and would cause an issue for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users; and due to the nature of the site, adjustments may not always be reasonable at this stage. The College is committed to further investment and improvements of the site, as we work towards ensuring the campus is as accessible as possible. If you have limited mobility or are a wheelchair user and wish to undertake a course at the Houghall Campus, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4710 in the first instance to discuss your needs and options.

Topics: 

Topics covered in the course: hand tied designs, floral arrangements and seasonal designs to cover Christmas, Valentine’s day and Mothering Sunday plus flower and foliage care.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the course through written tasks and practical activities.

Further study options after this course: 

Following successful completion of the course, progression options include the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry.

Length of the course: 

15 weeks, Thursday Evenings 6pm - 9pm

Campus: 

Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

September 2021

Fees: 

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021

Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2021 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2021 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications

Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible

Free if you are employed and your income is less than £17,004

If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:

£347.00

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (11 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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