Introduction to Floristry and Floral Design

This course is designed to teach learners the basics of floristry, with an introduction to the tools used, care and conditioning of plant materials, the Principals and Elements of Design and a selection of different types of floral design, using flowers available at varying seasons throughout the year. This course may be taken throughout the year, so that students have an opportunity to use flowers available in the different seasons.

Flowers, foliage, foam, container and packaging materials are included in the price. Price reflects small group size and cost of included materials.

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What topics/modules are covered?

Topics vary depending on the time of year the course is studied. But topics and modules can include:

  • Posy design
  • Line arrangement
  • Hand tied aqua bouquet
  • Sympathy single-ended spray
  • Contemporary arrangement
  • Table topiary design
  • Types of buttonhole – wired
  • Twin designs
  • Oval table centre
  • Decorative posy pad

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, we ask that potential students have a keen interest in floral design and/or progressing to higher level courses or employment in the industry.

What qualification will I gain?

College certificate.


10 weeks.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.


£40*. Payment due at first lesson. * Non refundable.

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Monday, 30 January 2017 08:02