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Floristry Intermediate (Level 2)

Shuttleworth College Floristry Students


Floristry Intermediate (Level 2)

Floristry is a diverse sector that includes private and corporate floristry, sales and marketing, buying for flower companies, creative demonstrations and event work. This study programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of this diverse and challenging industry. You will study a range of topics, including art and design for florists, hand-tied and floral designs, wedding and funeral designs, and much more.


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Course information

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Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-3 or equivalent, ideally including English and maths


  • Relevant Level 1 qualification
What qualification will I gain?

Floristry NPTC Level 2 Technical Certificate, plus English and maths qualifications if required.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods will be used, including presentations, case studies, portfolios and practical assessments. The study programme will require you to complete two theory exams and one synoptic assignment (externally set).

Course content

What will I study?

This study programme will incorporate elements of the principal techniques used in floristry, whilst also developing your understanding of the floristry industry.

Subject units:

  • Health and safety for the land based industries
  • Working in the floristry industry customer service
  • Caring for and maintaining floristry products
  • Floristry design principles
  • Creative floristry designs
  • Preparing to create floristry designs

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

The study programme ensures that you will develop the vocational knowledge, understanding and skills that are required for progressions onto our Floristry Level 3 course, or employment in the floristry industry.

Floristry is a diverse industry, and this course will also help prepare you for potential employment in private and corporate floristry, sales and marketing, buying for flower companies, creative demonstrations and event work.

Additional information

If commuting to Shuttleworth College will be difficult for you, then you can choose to live in our halls of residence on campus. Priority is given to those who live the furthest distance from the College so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

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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 at approximately £300.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact

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Course Duration

This course can be completed in one year or two years dependent on your grades. Please apply for the course as normal and you will be placed on the appropriate course during the application/ enrolment process. For any questions, please contact

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 16/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.