Intensive Career Course May 2019


Monday 13th - Friday 17th May 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. Part of the course is theory based covering setting up your own floristry business, buying stock, selling at retail and making a profit.

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 
Buying flowers & foliage at wholesale 
- Gift arrangement in foam
- Hand-tied Bouquet

Day 2

Sundries & stockists 
Gift Wrapping & Packaging 
- Trug/Basket Arrangement
- Gift Wrap Flowers

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
- Based posy with ribbon edge
- Traditional wreath

Day 4

Setting up a floristry business
Website & marketing
Contract & corporate designs 
- Contemporary corporate design
- Large scale vase design (demonstration)


Day 5

Wedding Flowers 
Wedding budgets 
Wedding portfolio

- Grouped buttonhole & wrist bracelet
- Loose style 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.  
  • Access to our exclusive student group for ongoing support.
  • 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!)

    "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

    "Such a fantastic course for me - clear, step by step instructions and a perfect mix of theory with practical work. Lovely atmosphere to learn in, with Sarah as an incredibly encouraging teacher. Excellent food too!"
    Natalie Davis | January 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 £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