Floristry

Vocational qualification

In Nantwich

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Nantwich

  • Duration

    36 Months

Description

Available for those aged 16-65, this is your opportunity to 'earn as you learn', combining work in a florist's shop or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath. It is therefore important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Nantwich (Cheshire)
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Reaseheath, CW5 6DF

Starts

On request

To take into account

Apprentice No formal requirements (Six months prior work experience in the industry is an advantage) Advanced Apprentice 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above Commitment and enthusiasm are vital for both programmes

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Course programme

Floristry

Introduction
Available for those aged 16-65, this is your opportunity to 'earn as you learn', combining work in a florist's shop or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath. It is therefore important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college.

About the course
Before you start we will agree which is the right programme for you, based on your experience, any certificates you may have and an assessment.
As an Apprentice you will cover a range of topics and gain your Work-based Diploma (formerly NVQ) Level 2 and Functional Skills, plus industrial skills and certificates such as First Aid.
As an Advanced Apprentice you will gain Work-based Diploma Level 3, Functional Skills and First Aid, plus industrial skills and a technical certificate. You may also have the opportunity to enter shows and competitions.

The course includes
  • Wired and tied designs: Modern corsage, textured posy, presentation bouquet
  • Wedding work: Shower bouquet, top table arrangement, cake decorations
  • Funeral work: Double ended coffin spray, based tribute
  • Health and Safety: Safe working practices, risk assessment, first aid
  • Flower and plant care: Conditioning and maintaining plant materials,
  • Customer service: Benefits and features of products, retail telephone skills,customer care service, dealing with complaints
  • Functional skills in Maths, English or ICT (dependent on previous qualifications)


At Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) candidates will be required to work on more complex designs to meet industrial requirements.
Length of the course

  • Apprenticeship 12-24 months

  • Advanced Apprentice 30-36 months (follow on 12-18 months)

What qualifications will I gain?
  • Apprenticeship or
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Functional skills in Maths, English or ICT

Course options after this programme

After Apprenticeship:
  • City & Guilds level 3 Floristry OR Advanced Apprenticeship


After Advanced Apprenticeship:
  • NPTC level 4 Floristry, HNC or Foundation Degree in floristry or related subject

Career options
  • Designing floral displays for hotels, churches and important events
  • Creating exclusive wedding designs for the bride and her bridesmaids
  • Self-employment
  • Working in the holiday industry
  • Teaching, demonstrating, examining and judging floristry


Floristry

Price on request