Intensive Career Course January 2018


Monday 22nd January to Friday 28th January 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.  

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 
Buying flowers & foliage at wholesale 
- Low Table Arrangement
- Basket Arrangement

Day 2

Setting up a floristry business
Website & marketing
Sundries & stockists 
Gift Wrapping & Packaging 
- Hand-tied Bouquet
- Gift Wrap Bouquet

Day 3

Funeral designs 
Funeral etiquette 
- Based Posy with ribbon edge
- Single Ended Spray

Day 4

Elements & Principles of Design 
Large scale designs 
- Tall table arrangement
- Pedestal design


Day 5

Wedding Flowers 
Budgets and costing a wedding 
Wedding portfolio

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





  • Tuition in a small group (no more than 10 students on each course)
  • 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.  
  • 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!)

    "Fantastic!  I wouldn't change a thing.  Sarah and Gussie were very informative and more importantly approachable.  I have learnt so much in a short space of time.  I am full of enthusiasm for flowers and will not look at them the same way.  Thank you!  I will be back without a doubt.  "

    Wendy Stickland | Intensive Career Course August 2017


    The full fee is £875.00.  

    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