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Length: 14 - 31 Weeks
Location: Distance
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Course Description

Floristry Course

Floristry Distance Learning Course - Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma Levels

This distance learning Floristry course is designed to provide participants with the practical skills which are essential to starting a professional career in floristry. As the course is delivered entirely online, delegates will benefit from the following:

  • A practical, relevant curriculum, developed together with industry specialists
  • Self-paced study - study anytime, anywhere
  • No assignment deadlines
  • Complete the course in months or in up to 3 years
  • Gain access to an experienced tutor
  • Skip the commute and save time

Course length and study mode

This course is available in three levels of achievement. The average time within which students complete studies is:

  • Certificate Level - 14 weeks
  • Diploma Level - 24 weeks
  • Advanced Diploma Level - 31 weeks

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Floristry course is ideally suited to individuals and professionals looking forward to start a career ín floristry.

Choose from 3 course levels

This distance learning course is available as either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level course.

  1. Certificate Level: Suitable for basic entry level positions this level represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge.
  2. Diploma Level: Suitable for those with personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
  3. Advanced Diploma: Suitable for those expect to be involved in significant judgements, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

Prerequisites

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Participants may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This ICI distance learning course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

On successful completion of this course, participants will receive:

  • A graduation certificate which officially recognises successful completion of studies and qualifications as a florist
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipFL
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program

Training Course Content

This Floristry training programme covers the following topics:

1. Introduction

  • Introduction to Floristry
  • Benefits of a Career in Floristry

2. Creating Floral Arrangements

  • Services Provided By A Florist
    • How to Process, Store and Maintain Flowers
    • Flowers, Greens, and Plants
    • Popular Flowers
    • Greens and Fillers
    • Plants You Should Know
    • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Colour and Design
    • Design Basics
    • Arrangements and Design Styles You Need to Know
  • How to Make Floral Arrangements
    • How to Make a Container Arrangement
    • How to Make a Vase Arrangement
    • How to Make a Hand-Tied Bouquet
    • How to Make a Corsage or Boutonniere
    • How to Make Wedding Bouquet
    • How to Make a Funeral Wreath
    • How to Make a Basket Garden
    • How to Make a Fruit Basket
    • How to Dress a Plant
  • Wedding Flowers
    • Meeting With Clients
    • Flowers for Wedding Party Members
    • Décor for the Ceremony and Reception
    • Making the Arrangements
    • Delivery or Pickup of Arrangements
  • Funeral Flowers

3. Getting Hired

  • How To Find Job Openings: Advertised & Unadvertised Positions
  • Part-Time Jobs and Seasonal Help
  • How to Create a Job
  • Shop Visits
  • Job Hunting Materials: Prepare a Resume, Cover Letter & Portfolio
  • Interviews
  • What Florists are Looking For
  • How to Make a Great Impression
  • Interview Questions, Discussing Salary & Following Up

4. Starting Your Own Flower Shop

  • Options for Starting a Florist Business
    • Buying an Established Shop
    • Franchising
    • Opening a New Flower Shop
  • Getting Started
    • Creating a Business Plan
    • Financing, Insurance & Legal Matters
    • Choosing a Business Name and Logo
    • Choosing a Location
    • Rental Costs
    • Setup Fees & Price List
    • Types of Delivery Service
  • Supplies and Equipment
    • Tools of the Trade
    • Essential Equipment
    • Supplies
    • Business Equipment
    • Store Layout and Maintenance
  • Wholesalers and Suppliers
    • Types of Wholesalers and Producers
    • Choosing Materials
    • Advance Orders / Standing Orders
    • Coordination with Wholesalers for Special Orders

5. Getting and Keeping Customers

  • Choose Your Target Markets
    • Walk-In Customers
    • Phone Customers
    • Online Customers
    • Corporations
    • Hotels and Restaurants
    • Government
    • Hospitals
    • Funeral Homes
  • Marketing Your Business
    • Advertising & Promotional Tools
    • Trade Shows and Events

Expenses

The cost of this Floristry course depends on the level chosen, and prices are as follows:

  • Certificate  £977
  • Diploma  £1611
  • Advanced Diploma  £2088

Payment Options

  • Pay up-front and receive a 10% discount
  • Pay in instalments as low as £49 per week

Included in Course Fees

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor assisting delegates with their course and career questions and guidance needs

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