Intensive Career Course April 2018


Monday 23rd April - Friday 27th April 2018                                                      

This course has been designed for those who are considering setting up their own floristry business whether at home or in a retail shop and is for complete beginners.

You will gain a foundation in floristry skills and techniques to create popular designs in the two main areas of retail floristry; gifting and funeral work.  The course additionally covers basic skills of bridal floristry.

Held at The Cambridge Flower School at Newton Hall, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.

If you would like to discuss this course with us please call Sarah or Gussie on 01223 655661.


The core subjects covered on this course are:

Day 1

Your toolbox and equipment 
Buying flowers & foliage at wholesale 
- Low Table Arrangement
- Basket Arrangement

Day 2

Setting up a floristry business
Website & marketing
Sundries & stockists 
Gift Wrapping & Packaging 
- Hand-tied Bouquet
- Gift Wrap Flowers

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
- Based Posy with ribbon edge
- Traditional Wreath

Day 4

Elements & Principles of Design 
Large scale designs 
- Tall table arrangement
- Pedestal design


Day 5

Wedding Flowers 
Budgets and costing a wedding 
Wedding portfolio

- Buttonhole & Corsage
- Bridal Posy (non-wired)





  • Tuition in a small group (no more than 10 students on each course)
  • A starter toolbox and a Cambridge Flower School apron are provided and yours to keep.
  • A comprehensive manual to accompany the business and theory part of this course is an invaluable addition.  
  • All flowers, foliage and sundry items required are provided.  
  • Lunch and all refreshments are included.
  • 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 course has been fantastic!! Sarah and Gussie, you are both so knowledgeable. Thank you both for teaching in a way that has been easy to understand, especially for a complete beginner like myself!! I would definitely recommend this course. Thank you for your patience and passing on your skills. I will see you again soon!!!"

    Julie Taylor- Intensive Career Course October 2017

    "Many thanks for a really enjoyable week. So much knowledge learnt in one week and a comprehensive insight into how to run a floristry business. The teaching and manual are superb. Above all thank you both for your wonderful hospitality; creating a relaxed friendly atmosphere."

    Liz Hall - Intensive Career Course June 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 - Intensive Career Course June 2015


    The full fee is £875.00.

    You can book this course online or call us on 01223 655661.

    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

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