Floristry Career Course November 2021


Monday 8th - Friday 12th November 2021 (6 places left)

Level: Beginners/New Career Path                                               

Important Information:  As from 19th July 2021 social distancing rules will be relaxed.  However, for the safety and comfort of all we are requesting that all students attending continue to wear a face mask.     

The Floristry Career Course is perfect for complete beginners - no previous floristry skills are required. The Floristry Career Course is our most popular course with many of our students going on to setup their own floristry businesses either in retail premises or from workshops at home!  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 Emma on 01223 655661.

"The course was run to a very high standard by Sarah and Claire who are approachable, professional, knowledgeable and very encouraging.  The time and effort given to a 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

"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 - Floristry 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 

"Fantastic content on all aspects and would recommend this course.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and meeting new people.  Amazing and fantastic teacher and mentor!"
Jane King - Floristry Career Course June 2015


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.  
  • The Cambridge Flower School Course Completion Certificate.
  • References if and when required.


    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!) 

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

    The full fee is £925.00.  You can choose to pay a deposit of £250.00 or the full fee when booking.  If paying a deposit the balance is due 14 days prior to the start of the course.  If the course starts within 4 weeks of booking then the full fee is 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