Floristry Career Course September 2024



Monday 9th - Friday 13th September 2024

Fee £1075.00 | £300.00 deposit

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. 

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!).  

From day one you will learn to create commercial designs using sustainable methods.  Building on your skills each day you will grow with confidence.

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 floristry 
- All round design suitable as a gift or table arrangement
- Handtied gift bouquet

Day 2

Conditioning & preparation of stock
Sundries & stockists 
Buying at wholesale
Costing & makeup charges
Retail pricing 
- Door wreath designs for all seasons

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
- Traditional funeral design
- Tied sheaf

Day 4

Setting up a floristry business (everything you need to know to start your own business)
Sales, marketing, branding, social media and building a website

Corporate designs and contracts for businesses

- Contemporary corporate design

Day 5

Wedding Flowers 
Preparation, ordering & planning

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


Course Information

Tuition in a small group - no more than 12 students.

A starter tool kit with tools 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.

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.


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.  

Course Fees & Booking

How to reserve your place:

The fee is £1075.00. 

Payment methods

1. Full fee

Pay the full fee of £1075.00 to reserve your place.  If the course starts within one month, the full fee is payable.

2. Deposit and Balance

Pay a deposit of £300.00 and the balance payment of £775.00 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

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
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