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Diploma of Floristry

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Course Duration: 300 Hours
Course REF: FAS001

Diploma of Floristry Outline

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.

Completion Time

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 Structure

First Term:

Lesson No. 1 - Corsages.

  • You will learn to make corsages. Correct wiring and taping methods. Where to position flowers and leaves. How to glamorise your designs with ribbon. How to present your corsages attractively in an acetate box and a cellophane bag.

Lesson No. 2 - Flower Basket.

  • We show you how to create a flower basket with a bow and streamers.

Lesson No. 3 - Victorian Posy.

  • You will be able to make a delightful posy of flowers surrounded with leaves.

Lesson No. 4 - European Arrangement.

  • This is the latest trend in flower arranging.

Lesson No. 5 - Triangular Arrangement.

  • How to create a traditional triangular flower arrangement and wrap it in cellophane.

Lesson No. 6 – Wreath.

  • You will learn how to make a wreath. Foliage is placed around the edges to give the correct shape. Where to place feature, secondary and filler flowers.

Lesson No. 7 - Presentation Sheaf.

  • Arrange a sheaf of flowers. How to position flowers and foliage and secure the stems together with ribbon.

Lesson No. 8 - Modern Upright Arrangement.

  • This simple but effective design has five feature flowers, foliage loops and spear grass.

Lesson No. 9 - Horizontal Centrepiece.

  • Learn how to arrange a centrepiece of flowers suitable for a table arrangement.

Lesson No. 10 – Round Bridal Bouquet.

  • We show you how to create a beautiful traditional bridal bouquet with a ribbon bound handle.

Second Term:

Lesson No. 11 – Gift Box of Flowers.

  • A posy arrangement of flowers, surrounded with gathered tissue in a gift box.

Lesson No. 12 - Fruit and Flower Basket.

  • A basket of flowers and fruit is always a much appreciated gift.

Lesson No. 13 - Bridal Trailer.

  • Learn to create a beautiful traditional bridal trailer.

Lesson No. 14 - Topiary Tree.

  • How to make a delightful topiary tree.

Lesson No. 15 - Funeral Cross.

  • We teach you how to edge a cross with ribbon, place leaves around the edges, cover with base flowers and position focal spray of flowers.

Lesson No. 16 - Flowers in a Vase.

  • This is a contemporary style arrangement in a vase.

Lesson No. 17 – Roses With a Soft Toy for a New Baby.

  • This gift box of roses with a teddy bear is a suitable gift for a new baby.

Lesson No. 18 - Presentation Box.

  • You will be delighted with this upright floral design in a clear acetate box.

Lesson No. 19 - Modern Line Arrangement.

  • How to create an elegant modern line arrangement.

Lesson No. 20 - Casket Sheaf.

  • This is a large funeral sheaf, suitable for the casket.

Third Term:

Lesson No. 21 - Posy Bowl.

  • This round arrangement is suitable for many different occasions.

Lesson No. 22 - Picture Card Arrangement.

  • This is a card specially designed to display flowers in a most attractive way.

Lesson No. 23 - Gift Posy.

  • How to make a posy of flowers surrounded with gathered cellophane and tied with ribbon.

Lesson No. 24 - Cylinder of Flowers.

  • This design is quick and easy to make.

Lesson No. 25 – Flower Circlet and Boutonnière

  • Learn to create a lovely circlet of flowers suitable for the bride, bridesmaid or flower girl and a boutonnière.

Lesson No. 26 - Parallel Garden Arrangement.

  • Flowers are arranged to look as if they were growing naturally in a garden setting.

Lesson No. 27 – Contemporary Style Arrangement.

  • This modern design has a unique spear grass framed effect.

Lesson No. 28 - Spray Posy.

  • How to arrange an elegant spray posy of flowers.

Lesson No. 29 - Modern Line Bouquet.

  • Exotic flowers can be used to make this stunning bouquet.

Lesson No. 30 - Cascade Bouquet.

  • This is the ultimate in bridal designs. A full cascading bouquet arranged in a bouquet holder.


* This diploma course is recognised through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC). This is an International Education Recognition System with participating colleges and universities in many countries throughout the world.

Diploma of Floristry

DiplomaPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 300 Hours
Course REF: FAS001