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Floristry: Level 2 Diploma: (Year 2): City & Guilds

Wednesday 19 September 2018
09:30 - 15:00
170 Hours / 34 Weeks
3 High Street, Sidcup

Course description

Year 2 of the Diploma in Floristry Level 2 with City & Guilds will include both practical and theory. Students will gain experience of selecting, preparing and conditioning of materials, flower arranging, event floristry, window and in-store displays, function decorating and planted designs, learning Latin names of materials used. Planning and health and safety considerations will be covered with costing and dealing with clients and customers. All Students will have to record their achievements and complete classroom assessments. The cost will vary according to the project, but will be approximately £10-£20 per session. All students will need to have successfully completed the Year 1 Floristry: Level 2 Certificate - City & Guilds in order to undertake this course. Current students will not be required to take an IA


Entry requirements

a)  guidance needed:

Learners will be given guidance by telephone. All learners must attend the first session of this class, which will be a guidance session. At this session the tutor will discuss the course in greater depth with you to ensure that it is the right course for you and meets your requirements. 

(b)  entry requirements:

Some flower arranging or floristry experience is an advantage, although no specific prior floristry qualifications, learning or experience in this respect is required for learners undertaking this qualification.
Before enrolment you will need to book and pass the Initial Assessment.

* Initial Assessments *

Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths .

http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf .




What you will learn

1. Plant identification, care and conditioning.
2. Assembling floristry designs including sympathy, arrangements, gifts, 
     display and hand tied pieces.
3. Planning, estimating, costing and evaluation of tasks.
4. Gift Packaging.
5. Working knowledge of a retail environment.

The course will include both practical work and theory:
Selecting, preparing and conditioning fresh flower material; flower arrangements; funeral tributes; floral arrangements and special occasion flowers; colour co-ordination and design skills; gift packaging;  costing; dealing with customers; health and safety in the workroom; principles of design and colour theory as applied to floristry.

All learners will have to complete: a portfolio as a record of their achievement, classroom assessments, a 40-hour work placement and a multiple choice exercise at the end of the course.




How you will learn on this course

This is a practical class so lots of hands-on experience practising the various assembly techniques. 

The tutor will demonstrate practical pieces, then you will practice before doing an assessment.
Notes will be expected to be taken during theory sessions.

The set projects to be done in class will be supported by individual guidance and advice as required.  Learners are expected to do a minimum of two hours homework each week, plus spend time doing research on projects.

Learners will need to complete homework: detailed write-up on classroom practical projects, collating floristry resources, a small amount of independent research each week, assembling scrapbook of floral designs, occasional question sheets and the record keeping of classroom assessments.

Individual assessment of learner’s work. Individual tutorials as required. Portfolios and practical work will be assessed as to the level of achievement reached.


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)

If you are entitled to a concessionary place you will still have to pay for the accreditation/registration fees.



What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Homework will include: detailed write-up on classroom practical projects, collating floristry resources, a small amount of independent research each week, assembling scrapbook of floral designs, occasional question sheets and the record keeping of classroom assessments. Learners will also need to organise a placement within the industry and carry out 40 hours work (either paid or unpaid) Your tutor may be able to help you with this if you experience difficulties finding a placement.



What you need for your course

Additional costs: 

Learners are required to provide all their own equipment and materials. The cost will vary according to the project, but will be approximately £10.00-£20.00 per session.

You will need to build up a workbox of basic equipment  during the course, but a list will be given at the first session so that the correct items are purchased.

A suggested book list will be given and although useful, they are not essential to completing the course.


What you need to bring to the first class

Tutor will advise.


What you can do next

Have you thought about our Workshop and seasonal floristry courses or the Diploma in Floristry Level 2 or a business course.
Need to up skill in Maths, English and ICT – look at our Level 1/2 Functional Skills, GCSE and ICT course offer.  We also offer courses and one to one training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.


Additional information - General

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete a Student Learning Record (SLR) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and SLR.

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