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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Following successful completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector as an assistant florist. 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: 

This City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry is for
you if you are looking to start a career within the floristry
industry. If you like to interact with others, be creative and are
keen to develop practical, technical floristry skills, then this
qualification is for you.
Through this qualification you will learn about different flowers
and plants and how to look after them. You will also learn that
there is more to floristry than flowers and that for florists to be
successful, they need to understand their tools, environment and
the finishing touches that make a difference. With this, you will
develop an understanding of design principles and the skills
needed to apply these to the design and creation of floristry
products. You will gain an understanding of how floristry
business operate and develop skills needed to interact with
customers and identify their needs.
This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old, or over. You
may or may not have any previous knowledge or experience in
floristry.
You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that
are important when you are working in a floristry setting, or
progressing to further learning and training in this area.

Entry requirements: 

Must have completed Level 1 Diploma in Floristry, work in the industry or training towards working in the industry. 3 x GCSE's grade 4 or above including Maths & English.
Floristry

This is a professional floristry qualification and applicants must be prepared to undertake 150 hours industry experience as part of this qualification.

Floristry can be quite physically demanding, you are likely to be on your feet all day in cool environments (it keeps the flowers fresh!).

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.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.

Topics: 

Topics covered in the course include: work experience and safe working practices, wedding designs, funeral designs, flower and plant care, promotion and display, planted designs, presentation and hand tied design.

How is the course assessed?: 

Externally set exam followed by a synoptic practical assessment & written report.
150 hours industry placement

Further study options after this course: 

Progression options following successful completion of this course may enable you to progress onto the level 3 Advanced Technical in Floristry.

Length of the course: 

1 Year or 2 years Part Time.

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 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:

£1844.00

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

City & Guilds Group Bursaries
C&G run their own bursary programme to help people who are financially unable to complete one of their qualifications. They award bursaries twice a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds qualification, but lack the funds. Their bursaries are grants that cover costs arising as a result of taking one of their qualifications which can include course and/or exam fees, learning materials, travel and childcare. For more detail on the criteria and how to apply, please visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries

*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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