Floristry Career Course April 2020


Monday 20th - Friday 24th April 2020  

Level: Beginners/New Career Path                                               

The Floristry Career Course is our most popular course with many students going on to setup their own floristry businesses.  The Floristry Career Course is perfect for complete beginners - no practical floristry skills are required.  It is ideal if you have always wanted to become a florist but have had no idea where to start.  Everyone attending the course is the same as you!  Slightly nervous, but excited.  From day one you will learn to create commercial designs.  Building on your skills each day you will grow with confidence.

The aim of the course is to provide a foundation in floristry skills and techniques to create popular designs (designs that will sell). We not only show you how to create the designs, but how to buy flowers, how to work out what to sell your designs for and how to market your creativity!  An important part of the course is theory based covering setting up your own floristry business (whether from home or retail premises), buying stock, selling at retail and making a profit (along with a lot of other important business related topics!).  

Held at The Cambridge Flower School, Newton Hall, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.

If you would like to discuss this course with us please call Sarah or Claire on 01223 655661.

"The week has been very informative, the practicals were amazing and very well thought out with easy to follow steps.  Claire and Sarah have great enthusiasm which really comes through.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the week and I am full of excitement and truly inspired.  Thank you x"
Sonia Byrne | Floristry Career Course | May 2019

"Well structured.  Covered a good range of practical and commercial arrangements.  I look lots of inspiration from the business sessions and the stories that came from you both!  Your constant words of advice were invaluable."
Joanna Buckley | Floristry Career Course | January 2019

"Thank you so much for introducing and submerging me into the wonderful world of floristry. I have thoroughly enjoyed the week and the professionalism and conciseness of the course. Here's to you and to me and floristry."
Lizzi Simpson | Intensive Career Course | October 2018


The core subjects covered on the Floristry Career Course are:

Day 1

Your toolbox and equipment 
Buying flowers & foliage at wholesale 
- Low table arrangement
- Hand-tied Bouquet
Gift Wrapping & Packaging

Day 2

Sundries & stockists 
Buying at Wholesale
Costing & makeup charges 
- Trug/Basket Arrangement

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
- Based posy 
- Loose wreath

Day 4

Setting up a floristry business
Sales, marketing & website
Large scale designs & corporate work 
- Corporate design
- Large scale vase design (demonstration)


Day 5

Wedding Flowers 
Budgets & planning
Wedding portfolio

- Buttonhole & wrist corsage
- Bridal posy (non-wired)





  • Tuition in a small group - no more than 12 students.
  • A starter toolbox with tools and a Cambridge Flower School apron are provided and yours to keep.
  • A notebook and pen.
  • A comprehensive manual to accompany the business and theory part of this course is an invaluable addition.  
  • Access to our exclusive student group for ongoing support.
  • All flowers, foliage and sundry items required are provided.  
  • Lunch and all refreshments are included.
  • The Cambridge Flower School Course Completion Certificate.
  • References if and when required.
  • Times:

    Monday 10am - 4.00pm

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am - 4.00pm

    Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

    We would recommend wearing  comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting wet or dirty (as flowers involve a bit of both!) 

    The full fee is £925.00.  You can choose to pay a deposit of £250.00 or the full fee to secure your place on the course.  If paying a deposit, the balance is due 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.  If the course starts within 2 weeks the full fee will be payable at the time of booking..

    Once you have booked your place(s) we will email you further details of the course including details of the venue.  If you require accommodation please contact us for details.

    For further information please call 01223 655661 or email