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Floristry Career Course May 2020


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Monday 11th - 15th May 2020

Level: Beginners/New Career Path                                               

The Floristry Career Course is perfect for complete beginners - no practical floristry skills are required.  It is ideal if you have also 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.  Many of our students now run successful businesses whether from retail premises or working as a florist from home.

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.

"I have absolutely loved the course.  I feel so much more confident in both floristry and how to start up my business.  The support from Sarah and Claire has been priceless and all the handy tips they have learnt along the way will help.  I can't wait to start the wedding course next week and to keep practising everything I have learnt."
Kirsty Sale - Floristry Career Course August 2019

"Absolutely amazing!  Great balance of theory and practical elements.  Sarah and Claire are really experienced and have so much knowledge to share.  The practical element is taught step by step so you really understand the process and take it in.  Worth every penny!  Made some lovely friends too!"
Tonia Hart- Intensive Career Course February 2019

"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 
Gift Wrapping & Packaging 
- Trug/Basket Arrangement
- Gift Wrap Flowers

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
- Based posy with ribbon edge
- Traditional wreath

Day 4

Setting up a floristry business
Website & marketing
Contract & corporate designs 
- Contemporary corporate design
- Large scale vase design (demonstration)


Day 5

Wedding Flowers 
Wedding budgets 
Wedding portfolio

- Grouped buttonhole & wrist bracelet
- Loose style bridal posy (non-wired)





  • Tuition in a small group 
  • A starter toolbox 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