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Floristry Advanced (Level 3)

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Floristry Advanced (Level 3)

If you’ve already completed your Level 2 Floristry qualification or have existing floral knowledge, this brilliant course will take your skills to a new level. This Level 3 full time advanced Floristry course will allow you to gain all the advanced skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in the floristry sector. This study programme will give you an in-depth knowledge of running a floristry business, in addition to the advanced skills needed to create beautiful and modern floral designs.

This qualification is aimed at candidates who wish to develop their existing floristry skills. The course consists of 9 units of which all must be passed to achieve the Diploma. Each unit has theoretical and practical content. You will be taught by our specialist team of Floristry tutors in our dedicated Floristry workshops. You will have the opportunity to visit floristry events, flower markets and take part in competitions to develop your understanding of the Floristry industry.

You will study a range of topics that are all compulsory and will study creative floral design methods and techniques, botany and business skills. On top of that, you will cover in detail how to produce a range of designs, including tied designs, wired designs, glued designs and designs in different mediums. You will study how to produce floral designs for different events, such as weddings and funerals. You will also learn about current and future design development and innovation in floristry.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

  • Level 2 Technical Diploma in Floristry or associated Level 2 Qualification
  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades 9 – 4 or equivalent which must include GCSEs in English and Maths  9 – 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills)
What qualification will I gain?

The City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry  candidates must successfully complete all the mandatory assessment components:

•   Level 3 Floristry – Theory exam
•   Level 3 Floristry – Synoptic assignment
•   Level 3 Principles of health and safety – Theory exam
•   Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries (minimum of 150 hours) – portfolio

Course content

What will I study?

Subject units:

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience in the land based industries
  • Principle of the creative design process in floristry
  • Plant and flower care Tied floral designs
  • Floral designs in a medium
  • Wired floral designs
  • Glued floral designs
  • Business management and marketing in floristry
  • Trends in the floristry industry
  • Event floristry

English and maths:

If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

Work experience

  • You are required to complete 150 hours of work experience as part of your study programme and mandatory unit: Employer Involvement.
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills

Additional vocational learning and qualifications:

You will have the opportunity to visit floristry events, flower markets and take part in competitions. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in commercial work.

Next steps

Career progression:

Working within the Floristry industry or setting up your own business.

Additional information

You will need a basic tool box and Florist’s apron, these can be purchased at College when you start the course.

To take part in this course you will be required to pay £950 for flower costs over the year. There will also be non-compulsory trips cost at approximately £300.

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Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: This course could be funded, for more information call us on 0345 658 8990 or use the Livechat below.

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Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses might still be free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. Whether you need to pay a fee and how much will be dependent on the programme you choose to study. For more information call 0345 658 8990.

If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Shuttleworth College Floristry Level 3

Sophie (Alumni)

As a result of studying Floristry at Shuttleworth College, I decided I wanted to open my own business.

I gained a lot more than floristry experience during my time at College, I also learned about the administration side of floristry, such as organising flower orders in a logical, effective, and efficient way. I do a variety of different things from gifts and weddings to preserving flowers in resin.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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