Floristry Courses in Guildford, Surrey
Become a… florist or floral designer! You could start your own business, work for a local florist, manage a high street shop, become a buyer, demonstrator, creative designer or move into areas such as freelance floral decoration, floral design, exhibition work, demonstration and teaching and many more…!
Floristry requires a certain creative flair and imagination combined with the knowledge of how to apply scientific and business practices. Our specially designed studios and campus nursery producing a wide range of plants will enable you to develop and expand your floristry skills and learn practical business skills. This will give you a well-rounded foundation for careers in the industry.
Our courses provide the opportunity to study international floral design, interior landscaping, botany, horticulture, and health and safety. They will provide you with the skills for a career in floristry by helping you understand colour, shape, design and display, how to identify plants and flowers, work with people and individually and develop business skills.
In addition to full-time and part-time courses we also provide one day specialist workshops and short courses on specific aspects of floristry, which will further your interest and knowledge.
Why choose Merrist Wood College?
College nursery housing a diverse range of plants
Specially designed floristry studios fully equipped with all course necessities
Expert knowledge from our teaching staff providing an excellent standard of training
Participation in local, regional and national competitions
Visits to wholesalers, nurseries and trade shows
Visiting speakers and demonstrators
Day to day
Designs and themes
Identifying plants and flowers
Special functions and occasions
Costing and evaluating
Creative design process
Experienced florists earn £16,000 to over £18,000 a year. Managers can earn around £25,000.
On completion of your Floristry course you can advance to the Floristry Higher Diploma and Master Diploma at the College or university courses for instance in Professional Floristry or Commercial Floral Design.
www.britishfloristassociation.org - The cyber office of the British Florist Association, the public voice of the UK flower industry.
www.societyoffloristry.org - The Society of Floristry is recognised as the Trade Association for Floristry Education and Training and works hard to promote the work of professional florists throughout the UK.
www.lantra.co.uk - Lantra is the sector skills council for the environmental and land-based sector.
www.flowers.org.uk - The Flowers and Plant Association is the UK's promotional organisation for all commercially grown cut flowers and indoor plants.
www.flowercouncil.org - The Flower Council of Holland is the worldwide marketing arm of the cut flower and houseplant industry of the Netherlands.