Work-based Floristry (0068)

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

Demonstrate your skills as a florist and get a qualification while doing your job with these Diplomas. You'll show you have the skills to do your job effectively, from designing floral displays to dealing with customers.

You can take these qualifications as part of an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship in Floristry.

A diploma in Floristry is for anyone with a job or work placement as a florist. You don't need any previous qualifications or experience to get started.

You need to be aged 16 or over.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

At Level 2 you'll cover the skills to check the quality of flowers and plants, make attractive designs and display your stock to customers.

You'll also choose from a range of important skills to help you succeed at work, for example:

  • Processing orders
  • Customer care
  • Developing your own skills.

At Level 3 you'll develop more in-depth skills at planning and evaluating floral designs.

You'll also choose from skills that demonstrate your management ability, such as:

  • Resolving customer service problems
  • Finding ways to make your business more eco-friendly
  • Managing stock and availability
  • Leading a team.

To gain a work-based qualification, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

You'll be assessed at work. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

If you're taking these qualifications as part of an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship you'll also take a multiple-choice test or short-answer test to check you understand the theory behind your skills.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You have some knowledge and basic skills as a florist. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to move from a junior position to a senior one. You might want a qualification to prepare you for further training.

Level 3
You've worked in floristry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to show that you have the skills you need to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for higher-level training.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Diploma in Work-based Floristry is designed to help you progress in your job as a florist.

It might also help you to work in related floristry jobs, perhaps as a stock control/replenishment assistant, or a stores assistant.

Once you've completed the Level 2 qualification you can move on to Level 3.

You might also be interested in a Level 2 or 3 award, certificate or diploma in Floristry.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver this course, you'll need qualified assessors.  Assessors should be qualified to Level 3 or above in Floristry, or should have significant current experience of working in the industry while working towards assessor qualifications A1 or D32/33. They will need to deliver and assess these qualifications in the workplace. You can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

Qualification consultants must also be qualified or experienced in floristry. They should hold assessor qualifications A1 or D32/33, and hold or be working towards V1 or D34.

You will need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Learners taking the qualifications as part of an apprenticeship must also take an exam.  The Level 2 test is multiple-choice and can be taken on demand. You will need to use the online e-assessment system.  The Level 3 test is a short-answer exam which can be taken three times a year. You can find exam dates in our online catalogue via the Walled Garden.

All learners must be employed in the floristry industry. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

You can get fast-track approval for the Level 2 Diploma if you offer the Level 2 NVQ in Floristry (6822-02) or the Level 3 NVQ in Floristry (6822-03).

Fast-track approval is available for one year after the qualifications launch. Please check before you apply.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you have some knowledge and basic skills as a florist. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to move from a junior position to a senior one. You might want a qualification to prepare you for further training.

You complete 6 core units, including:

  • Check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials
  • Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements
  • Display stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment.

You choose 1 optional unit from:

  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

You choose 1 more optional unit from:

  • Identify and maintain the condition of plants and planted designs
  • Package floral designs and plants
  • Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral materials
  • Maintain and store records within the workplace.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Diploma in Work-based Floristry is designed to help you progress in your job as a florist.

It might also help you to work in related floristry jobs, perhaps as a stock control/replenishment assistant, or a stores assistant.

Once you've completed the Level 2 qualification you can move on to Level 3.

You might also be interested in a Level 2 or 3 award, certificate or diploma in Floristry.

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Floristry (0068-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Floristry

  • Accreditation No: 500/8317/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 47 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 340 - 417 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you have worked in floristry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to show that you have the skills needed to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for higher-level training.

You complete 7 core units and one optional unit at Level 3. Required units include:

  • Negotiate and agree terms and conditions for the sale of floristry products and services
  • Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse floral designs
  • Manage your own resources.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Diploma in Work-based Floristry is designed to help you progress in your job as a florist.

It might also help you to work in related floristry jobs, perhaps as a stock control/replenishment assistant, or a stores assistant.

Once you've completed the Level 2 qualification you can move on to Level 3.

You might also be interested in a Level 2 or 3 award, certificate or diploma in Floristry.

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Floristry (0068-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Floristry

  • Accreditation No: 500/9049/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 479 - 479 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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