Intensive Career Course April 2019


Monday 8th - 12th April 2019                                           

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.  It is a perfect for complete beginners.  The course is taught "step-by-step" and there is plenty of help and encouragement as you progress through the week.

You will gain a foundation in floristry skills and techniques to create popular designs in the three main areas of retail floristry; gifting and funeral work and wedding designs. An important part of this course is to prepare you for setting up your own business.


  • Tuition in a small group of no more than 12 students.
  • 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.  
  • Access to our exclusive student group for ongoing support.
  • All flowers, foliage and sundry items required are provided.  
  • Lunch and all refreshments are included.

    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 Gussie on 01223 655661.


    The core subjects covered on this course are:

    Day 1

    Your toolbox and equipment
    Gift wrapping and packaging
    - Low Table Arrangement
    - Hand-tied Bouquet

    Day 2

    Sundries & stockists
    Buying wholesale flowers & foliage
    - Trug/Basket Arrangement

    Day 3

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

    Day 4

    Setting up a floristry business
    Website & marketing
    Large scale designs 
    - Tall table arrangement
    - Pedestal design


    Day 5

    Wedding Flowers  
    Wedding budgets
    Wedding portfolio

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


    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!)

    "Excellent course, very well organised and well taught. The designs taught were beautiful, with plentiful gorgeous flowers. I feel the course was very useful as a basis for a career change into event floristry."
    Angela Potter | October 2018

    "Absolutely loved the course.  Enjoyed both the practical and theory sides of the course.  Sarah and Gussie are both great teachers, full of fun and personality.Course was very well thought out and balanced.  Thank you for a fab week!"
    Mia Scharff | Intensive Career Course April 2018

    "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

    The full fee is £925.00.  To secure your place you can either choose to pay the full fee or a deposit of £250.00.  If paying a deposit, the balance is due 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. 

    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