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Floristry Career Course June 2021


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Monday 28th June - Friday 2nd July 2021 (fully booked)

Please note: we have opened up a waiting list for this course in case social distancing is eased prior to the start of this course (so we can allow more students to attend).  If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email info@thecambridgeflowerschool.co.uk 

Level: Beginners/New Career Path                                               

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! 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.  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!).  

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.

"What a fantastic course and so much fun! I cannot believe how much I learnt and how productive it was.  Everything was thought out really well and so organised.  Thank you to Sarah, Claire and Maeve.  I will be recommending you to all my friends and will return for further courses.  The food was fantastic too.
Livvy Dawson - Career Course September 2019

"Fantastic course, I have absolutely loved every minute of it!  Claire and Sarah are an inspiration and so knowledgeable and have answered any questions that we have all had throughout the week.  The course covered a brilliant variety of topics and I now feel confident to go away and practice my skills further.  Thank you so much for a fantastic week!"
Emily Kershaw - Career Course August 2019

"Absolutely loved the course.  Enjoyed both the practical and theory sides of the course.  Great teachers, full of fun and personality. Course was very well thought out and balanced.  Thank you for a fab week!"
Mia Scharff - Career Course April 2018

"Such a fantastic course for me - clear, step by step instructions and a perfect mix of theory with practical work. Lovely atmosphere to learn in, with Sarah as an incredibly encouraging teacher. Excellent food too!"
Natalie Davis | January 2017 


The core subjects covered on the Floristry Career Course are:

Day 1

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

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 8 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.  
  • Refreshments are provided.  You will need to bring your own packed lunch.
  • 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.

    Important Information:  We are limiting student numbers on all Career Change Courses whilst social distancing is in place.  With only 8 places (instead of 12) now available, please do book soon! As soon as social distancing is lifted we will open up the course to 12 students.   Should we have to cancel a course due to government guidelines we will offer you a transfer or a full refund. 

    For further information please call 01223 655661 or email info@thecambridgeflowerschool.co.uk