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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students can potentially progress to the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Floristry. The college also runs Flowers for Christmas in the autumn term, and Flowers for Easter and Funeral Designs One-day workshop courses in the spring term.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course.

What does this programme involve?

This short course will involve demonstrations of various floral and natural designs which would make beautiful seasonal gifts and/or decorations for family, friends, the home, work and public places. You will then have the opportunity to make these designs.

Fresh, artificial and dried materials may be used.

Learners will gain more confidence in working on the design and construction of both traditional and contemporary work.

This is a non vocational course. However, a college certificate may be issued on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through demonstrations, discussions, observation and practice.

What else do I need to know?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in arranging flowers and making natural decorations. The content will be suited to both beginners and those who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in more contemporary seasonal designs.

You will be notified prior to the start of the course what to bring to the first class. You will also be told details of what is being demonstrated. Learners will then choose from the selection given as to what they would like to make during the workshop.

You will need to bring in some materials to make your designs, e.g. flowers, foliage, containers, foam, etc. Economy is always encouraged. You may use a range of materials - fresh, artificial and preserved. A basic toolbox will be required: floral scissors, secateurs, floral knife, wires, tape, etc.

All additional costs are at the learners discretion.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G45C Thornden School 16/05/2018 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 5 £77.00 £77.00
G45C Thornden School 08/05/2019 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 5 £79.00 £79.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.