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Floristry Diploma

  • About This Course

    This course can help you to gain an understanding and allow you to progress and develop the skills you need to design, source and create varying floristry designs for events, celebrations, or just for fun. It will also be a useful start should you want to progress and work as a florist.

    You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

    An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Floristry could help you to get a job as:

    • An Assistant Florist
    • A Wedding Flower Arranger
    • A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
    • A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager
  • Course lessons

    The course consists of 10 Modules:

    Module 1 – Introduction and care

    • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
    • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
    • General flower and plant care
    • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

    Module 2 – Identification and cutting

    • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
    • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
    • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
    • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

    Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

    • Various architectural flowers and stems
    • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
    • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

    Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

    • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
    • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

    Module 5 - Displays

    • The creative design process
    • The basic rules of flower arranging
    • The principles of creating floral decorations

    Module 6 – Designs

    • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
    • What equipment and materials are required for designs
    • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

    Module 7 – Wedding functions

    • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
    • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
    • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

    Module 8 – Other occasions

    • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
    • Appropriate displays for funerals
    • Constructing the display
    • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

    Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

    • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
    • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
    • Floral relay services  

    Module 10 - Business practices

    • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
    • Building good relationships with customers
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    Online Academy work with Quality Licence Scheme (Quality Licence Scheme). The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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