Floristry Career Course October 2021


Monday 4th - Friday 8th October 2021 (2 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 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 Emma on 01223 655661.

"I have absolutely loved the course.  I feel so much more confident 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 definitely help.  I can't wait to start the wedding course next week and keep practising everything I have learnt."
Kirstly Sale | Floristry Career Course | August 2019

"The course was run to a very high standard by Sarah and Claire who are 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 
- 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!) 

    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 to secure your place on the course.  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 and our recommended accommodation list.    

    For further information please call 01223 655661 or email