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Level 2 Floristry Apprenticeship

  • LEVEL 2
Student making flower arrangement.

Course Overview

A florist may work in one of several sectors, in a shop environment, within an event company or creating designs for a variety of retail organisations or outlets.
As such, they need to have business acumen and excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with customers and colleagues.

Excellent levels of customer care and sales skills are crucial as florists are often commissioned for important events such as weddings, funerals etc.

A florist must have perception and be able to offer appropriate expert advice to the client whilst interpreting the vision for the finished project.

Whilst showing empathy and care towards bereaved customers a florist must be able to obtain the relevant information from customers and translate this into an appropriate design suitable for the customer’s needs.

They must be able to record and store information accurately in the correct manner in line with current legislation.

Course Code


Entry Requirements

Firstly you need to be recruited by an employer as an apprentice.

Employers will ultimately determine the entry requirements but typically potent...

Course information

– Demonstrate the Principles & Elements of design: Tied designs, Wired designs ,Glued designs.
– Prepare designs for sale and secure transportation.
– Demonstrate:
– Attaching techniques to include – Binding, tying and knotting, glueing, pinning, stapling.
– Wiring techniques – Support wiring, external wiring, semi-internal. wiring, internal wiring, stitching, single-leg mount, double leg mount, hook wiring,
feathering, pipping, sepal pinning.
– Manipulation techniques – Basing, backing, bow making, grouping, caging, edging, layering, plaiting, pleating/folding, rolling/cupping, spiralling, taping, threading, veiling, weaving, wrapping.
– Water retaining techniques – Floating, floral foam, moss, tape, tubes/ phials, wax and water gels/pearls.
– Sources of inspiration: Culture, Botany, Emotion, Technique/Method, Economy.
– Design Schema: Order category: Symmetry / Asymmetry.
– Design classification: Decorative / Form linear / Vegetative.
– Line direction: Radial / Parallel / Free arrangement of lines.

24 Months

This programme will be delivered through a combination of practical hands-on and theory based activities, which are scheduled one day a week at the BCA campus.

With all apprenticeships there is a requirement to record off-the-job activities and this will be achieved through the use of a dedicated electronic on-line portfolio which the apprentice, the employer and the college delivery team will all have access to.

The apprentice will be assigned a dedicated Assessor Trainer, who will undertake regular workplace progress reviews with both the apprentice and
an assigned workplace mentor, as well as supporting all aspects of the apprentices ongoing development.

Furthermore, this approach ensures any additional support requirements or interventions can be implemented in a timely manner as required.
A Virtual Learning Environment ensures all learning, development and support material can be easily accessed, further supporting the blended learning and development approach to apprenticeship delivery. This ensures flexible and responsive training at all times, through a combination of on-line and face-to-face activities delivered by industry experts, using our high quality, industry recognised resources and equipment.

Assessment overview –
Skills, knowledge and behaviours are assessed by competencies being displayed in the workplace, observations, employer feedback, assessor progress reviews, evidence collating and the employer enabling you to fulfil the requirements of your Apprenticeship.

On programme assessment will include various coaching and mentoring assessment methods. These assessments are designed to review the behaviours, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria.

In addition you, your employer and the college are required to maintain an off the job training log evidencing new skills and knowledge being learnt over the duration of the apprenticeship.

The final grading of the apprenticeship will be carried out through an End Point Assessment, by an independent assessor.

A Graded Apprenticehip Certificate
This standard is recognised by the British Florists Association.

This standard is recognised by the British Florists Association.

Successful students continuing in employment can progress on to Level 3
Apprenticeship in Floristry. Full time employment in a florist shop, large retail
outlets or floral designer for a wedding company.

Level 2

– Communicate effectively with supervisor, colleagues and customers and work effectively within a team.
– Demonstrate a good work ethic, including reliability, punctuality, pride in work and attention to detail, stamina and the ability to work under pressure at peak periods.
– Be able to plan and organise daily workload effectively.
– Be responsive and flexible to changing circumstances.
– Take an interest in the position of the business within the wider industry
– Embrace the use of technology, use it responsibly and take an interest in developments that could support the business.
– Be willing to learn and contribute to your own continuing professional development including taking part in competitions, attending demonstrations and reading professional magazines to keep abreast of trends.
– Demonstrate personal pride in the job through appropriate dress and positive and confident language.
– Demonstrate the respect required when dealing with botanical materials
– Work with integrity in an honest and trustworthy manner, putting personal safety and that of others first.
– Display professional conduct and follow company procedures at all times.