Floristry Career Course May 2024


Fully Booked

Monday 20th - Friday 24th May 2024 (fully booked)

Full fee £985.00

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 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 using sustainable methods.  We look at all the options available - from biodegradable materials, eco-friendly methods and compostable options.  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!).  

The Cambridge Flower School are committed to using sustainable products and methods throughout all our courses.  

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.

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.

Course Content

The core subjects covered on the Floristry Career Course are:

Day 1

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

Day 2

Conditioning & stock care
Buying flowers at wholesale
British & Dutch suppliers
Costings, quantities & makeup charges 
Sustainable materials for bases
- Long and low design 

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
-Tied sheaf (compostable)
- Single ended spray

Day 4

Setting up a floristry business
Sales, marketing & website
Large scale designs & corporate work 
- Contemporary corporate design

Day 5

Wedding Flowers 
Budgets & planning
Wedding portfolio

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

Course Fees & Booking

How to reserve your place:

The fee is £985.00. 

Payment methods

1. Full fee

Pay the full fee of £985.00 to reserve your place.  If the course starts within one month, the full fee is payable.

2. Deposit and Balance

Pay a deposit of £250.00 and the balance payment one month prior to the start of the course.

Once you have booked your place(s) we will email you further details of the course with an invoice for the balance, details of how to find the venue and our recommended accommodation list.

For further information please call 01223 655661 or email

Course Information
  • Tuition in a small group - no more than 12 students.
  • A starter tool kit for you to keep.
  • A notebook and pen.
  • A comprehensive manual to accompany the business and theory part of this course is an invaluable addition.
  • 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.
  • Plenty of opportunities to photograph your work to start building your portfolio.

  • 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!).  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.  

    Customer reviews
    "I absolutely loved it. It was the perfect amount of hands-on education and learning. I would recommend to anyone interested and absolutely will be back!"
    — Lauren Ludlow | Floristry Taster Day
    "Really thoroughly enjoyed it. Made to feel really comfortable as a beginner to floristry. Really well taught and demonstrated. Loved the 3 aspects to it as well I've come away knowing a lot more than I did this morning - would love to come back for another course someday soon. Thank you!."
    — Sarah Parry | Floristry Taster Day
    Excellent instruction, has created so many ideas as well as challenges, certainly has made me question the way I was thinking of doing things, and excited to get things started now. Sarah was fun and entertaining in presentation and extremely informative, thanks!
    — Theresa Bradstreet | Starting a Floristry Business