Floristry Career Course January 2023


Monday 16th - Friday 20th January 2022

Level: Beginners/New Career Path   

Fee: £985.00 | Deposit £250.00                                          

The Floristry Career Course is our most popular course.  It is fantastic to see so many of our students going on to setup their own floristry businesses around the world.   The Floristry Career Course is aimed at 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.  The Floristry Career Course is your starting place.  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!).  

Throughout the course we use sustainable and biodegradable materials.  Our ethos is simple; materials that do the job with as little impact on the environment as possible.

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 Emma on 01223 655661.

"Great!  I wasn't expecting the course to be as comprehensive as it was.  I feel I have covered so much ground and had a really good oversight of everything.  It has definitely helped me to figure out how I want to work and in which area.  Sarah and Emma were a brilliant team  Knowledgeable, kind and really willing to help.  It's been an enjoyable week ."
Debra Morrall | Floristry Career Course | May 2021

"The course was run to a very high standard by Sarah who is very approachable, knowledgeable and encouraging.  The time and effort given to every student is second to none.  I would recommend this course to anyone interested in floristry.  Great learning environment.  Thank you!"
Sharon Iddles | Floristry Career Course | August 2019

The core subjects covered on the Floristry Career Course are:

Day 1

Your toolbox and equipment 
Gift wrapping & packaging
Sustainable floristry 
- Round table arrangement
- Hand-tied Bouquet

Day 2

Sundries & stockists 
Buying at Wholesale
Costing & makeup charges 
- Long table design (chicken wire base)

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
- Based design
- Loose wreath

Day 4

Setting up a floristry business
Sales, marketing & website
Large scale designs & corporate work 
- Contemporary 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 "by invitation only" student group for ongoing support.
  • Access for 3 months to The Cambridge Flower School video tutorials for you to use to practice with on completion of the course.
  • All flowers, foliage and sundry items required are provided.  
  • The Cambridge Flower School Course Completion Certificate.
  • References if and when required.
  • You can take home all the designs you create during the week.


    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!).  We will email you full details once you have booked your place on the course.

    You will need to bring a packed lunch with you each day.  

    The full fee is £985.00.  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 4 weeks prior to the start of the course.  If the course starts within 4 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 and our recommended accommodation list.

    For further information please call 01223 655661 or email