This can be the start of a very exciting career or fascinating hobby in floral design and floristry with our Floristry Diploma Home Study Course
No previous knowledge of flower arranging is needed, as we start you right at the beginning. Flower arranging is easy once you have learned the basic rules. We have students from all around the world and all walks of life - age and standard of education are not important. Every florist was once a beginner.
Fabulous Floral Designs
You will learn to create many different styles of floral arrangements suitable for all types of special occasions and events. These include table centrepieces, basket arrangements, posies, modern floral designs, traditional flower arrangements, European designs, hand tied bouquets, tributes, corsages, bridal bouquets and wedding designs.
Each floristry lesson is set out in simple, every day language with easy to follow step - by - step illustrated instructions.
The Course Covers
How to care for flowers for the longest possible life. The history of flower arranging. Tools and florist accessories. Various styles of flower arrangements. Basic rules of flowers arranging. Wiring and taping. How to make bows and streamers. Flowers and foliage A-Z. Professional floristry tips and techniques. Buying flowers from the market, growers and wholesalers. How to cost your floral designs. How to photograph your floral designs and create your own presentation folder. The business side of floristry. How to open you own florist shop or work from home. The advantages and disadvantages of starting or buying a florist business. Overheads, turnover and profits. Lots of ideas of how to promote a florist business.
All Materials Supplied
We provide all materials for each term such as bowls, baskets, gift box, corsage and presentation box, floral foam, bases, ribbons, cellophane, bouquet holders, cards, wire and floral tape. Ample materials are provided to complete each lesson successfully. Fresh flowers are not included with the materials as you would appreciate, these would not last. You do not have to use expensive flowers for your lessons. If desired silk flowers can be used for each lesson and will enable you to have a permanent sample of each design.
The student has up to 18 months to complete the full course of three terms. However, if unforeseen circumstances occur you may apply for an extension of time to complete the course.
To receive your Floristry Diploma at the end of the Third Term you will be asked to submit photographs of your practical lessons along with your completed examination paper. A pass mark is 70 or more out of 100.
In the first and second terms we will send you a questionnaire sheet with multiple-choice answers. These questions are taken from your floristry manuals. You can also e-mail or post photos of your lessons throughout the course and your tutor will comment on your progress and offer helpful advice if needed.
Lesson No. 1 - Corsages.
Lesson No. 2 - Flower Basket.
Lesson No. 3 - Victorian Posy.
Lesson No. 4 - European Arrangement.
Lesson No. 5 - Triangular Arrangement.
Lesson No. 6 – Wreath.
Lesson No. 7 - Presentation Sheaf.
Lesson No. 8 - Modern Upright Arrangement.
Lesson No. 9 - Horizontal Centrepiece.
Lesson No. 10 – Round Bridal Bouquet.
Lesson No. 11 – Gift Box of Flowers.
Lesson No. 12 - Fruit and Flower Basket.
Lesson No. 13 - Bridal Trailer.
Lesson No. 14 - Topiary Tree.
Lesson No. 15 - Funeral Cross.
Lesson No. 16 - Flowers in a Vase.
Lesson No. 17 – Roses With a Soft Toy for a New Baby.
Lesson No. 18 - Presentation Box.
Lesson No. 19 - Modern Line Arrangement.
Lesson No. 20 - Casket Sheaf.
Lesson No. 21 - Posy Bowl.
Lesson No. 22 - Picture Card Arrangement.
Lesson No. 23 - Gift Posy.
Lesson No. 24 - Cylinder of Flowers.
Lesson No. 25 – Flower Circlet and Boutonnière
Lesson No. 26 - Parallel Garden Arrangement.
Lesson No. 27 – Contemporary Style Arrangement.
Lesson No. 28 - Spray Posy.
Lesson No. 29 - Modern Line Bouquet.
Lesson No. 30 - Cascade Bouquet.