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Floristry: College Certificate - Sympathy Design: Unit 1 Level 1

Wednesday 26 September 2018
19:00 - 21:00
16 Hours / 8 Weeks
3 High Street, Sidcup

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£93.00 Half fee of £49.00 available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Create beautiful modern or traditional designs for funerals. Make posies, crosses, hearts, tied arrangements, and cushions and discover how to personalise them. Flowers to be purchased weekly by students at a cost of £10-£25.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements - beginners welcome. Learners with some experience will be shown more detailed designs.

What you will learn

Learners will cover: Posy, double ended arrangement, basket, open ring, heart, cross, pillow, sheaf. Learners will gain a basic knowledge of the principles of design and colour, recognise the different mechanics and use various techniques. Learners will learn how to identify a selection of plant materials and how to condition them. Health and Safety in the work place will be covered. Learners will be made aware of the range available within a commercial floristry environment.

How you will learn on this course

This is a practical class with hands-on experience. Each week the tutor will demonstrate what is required of the learners. Advice is given on the materials required and individual advice and guidance is given.

How you will be assessed on this course


There will be interactive teaching and learning activities shared with students by the tutor including demonstrations, use of technology, Word Clouds, glossary of terms, quizzes, reflective diaries, observation, discussions, direct questioning, self-assessment, working in pairs or groups, working together to develop and challenge what you have learnt, finding out what you can do well and what you could do to improve.




Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Students will need to buy flowers/ foliage each week.

What you need for your course

Learners provide their own materials for this course, e.g. flowers and foliage. Advice is given on purchasing these. The tutor will be able to provide oasis and wires at a small cost. The cost for each weekly assignment will amount to between £10 and £25.

What you need to bring to the first class

Notebook and pen. Learners will need to bring three types of flowers and two types of foliage to make a large posy. Please select three from the following to make a posy: 1. 10 stems roses. 2. 5 stems lilies. 3. 10 stems large carnations. 4. 1 bunch spray carnation. 5. 1 bunch chrysanthemum 6. other flower(s) of your choice. Please select two from the following: 1. Conifer. 2. Eucalyptus. 3. Ruscus. 4. Leather leaf. 5. other foliage(s) of your choice.

What you can do next

Please see brochure/online for more floristry courses.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

3 Sidcup High Street, Sidcup, DA14 6EN Nearest Train Station: Sidcup. Buses: 51, R11, 233, 321, 492 Limited parking on site, behind Waitrose and Travelodge turn right into St Johns Road and please park in the designated LECB space. Nearest public car park Grassington Road, entrance by Morrisons. For further details of parking, please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking