Intensive Career Course January 2019


Monday 21st- Friday 25th January 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.

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, Newton Hall, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.

"Extremely HAPPY!! I have loved every minute! So happy that I took the plunge. I have been so unsure about which route to take and I know I have made the right choice!! Thank you to Sarah, Claire and Gussi for making the experience the best it possibly could have been!! I couldn't recommend the course more highly. Thank you!!" 
Charlotte Wigmore| September 2018

" Excellent! Had an amazing time, excellent tuition and introduction to floristry for a complete beginner, thoroughly enjoyed the entire week. Well structured days and hugely informative." 
Rebecca McAtear | October 2017

" I enjoyed every part of the course and now feel prepared for a career in floristry - with more practice!  Everything is explained so well and made very clear.  Sarah's experience gives an invaluable insight into the industry and I now have a whole new outlook on my future as a florist"
Jennifer Watson | January 2017

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 & 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 
Principles of Design 
Budgets and costing a wedding 
Wedding portfolio

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

  • Tuition in a small group of no more than 10 students
  • A starter toolbox and tools 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.  
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • 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 fee is £925.00. 

    You can book your course online  or call 01223 655661 and pay by credit or debit card. 

    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