Intensive Career Course October 2018


Monday 15th - Friday 19th October 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.  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.

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 
- Low Table Arrangement
- Hand-tied 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 
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 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!)

    "I've loved the knowledge that's been shared. Really enjoyed the practicals in regards to watching and doing the arrangements etc. I think the flower school is a  brill idea and Sarah and Gussie do a great job. The environment is comfortable and very practical. The morning cake an coffee on tap is great. Thank you!"
    Caroline Carter | April 2018

    "Such a fantastic course for me - clear, step by stem 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, Intensive Career Course January 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