Intensive Career Course March 2019


Monday 18th - Friday 22nd March 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.  

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.

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


The core subjects covered on this Floristry for Beginners course are:

Day 1

Your toolbox and equipment 
Gift wrapping & packaging
- Low Table Arrangement
- Handtied Bouquet

Day 2

Sundries & stockists 
Buying wholesale flowers & foliage
Gift Wrapping & Packaging 
- 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)





  • Tuition in a small group 
  • 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.  
  • Course Completion Certificate.
  • All flowers, foliage and sundry items required are provided.  
  • Access to our exclusive student support group on completion of the course.
  • 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!)

    "Excellent course and extremely well organised and run. A lot is packed into the week so huge value for money. I feel, with a lot of practice as I am an absolute novice, I could begin to think about having a go at the odd event. Fantastic food and cake all week warm and fun tutors. Thank you, it's been an inspiring week"
    Nicky King | October 2018

    " The course has been wonderful. It has really opened my eyes to the floristry world. Sarah, Augusta and Claire have been wonderful teachers. They answered all questions without withholding information. I have enjoyed both the practical, theory and business side to the course. I will be back to learn more about Weddings."
    Kate Chimbudzi | September 2018

    "FAB! My 2nd course and its been fantastic, so informative and fun. So nice to practice with different flowers and colours. I really enjoyed the theory side especially the business side and pricing!!! (so much to work on!) Looking forward to the next one! Thank you for being so kind and patient!"
    Phillippa Harker - Intensive Career Course April 2018

    "Fantastic, great fun. Learnt much more than I ever imagined. Fab lunch, Sarah and Gussie both so helpful and shraing there expertise. Would recommend anyone to attend. BRILLIANT X"
    Hazel Gardner | Intensive Career Course | November 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.

    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