BA (Hons) Professional Floristry and Floral Design - Writtle University College

BA (Hons) Professional Floristry and Floral Design

UCAS Code: DW19

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  • Writtle University College is known for its innovation and development of specialist subject areas. Following market research and consultation with employers the University College has created the UKs first full floristry degree, which will be delivered from September 2017.

    The BA (Hons) Professional Floristry and Floral Design degree is a full-time, three year course that will equip students with the relevant skills to set them apart in the fascinating and varied billion-pound flower industry.

    The programme is a unique blend of floral design, business, marketing and post-harvest. It will encompass key aspects of working within industry, excellent practical workmanship and technique within a range of floral designs and yet develop independent creative thinkers who can communicate at all levels.

    You will be taught by a range of highly skilled academics with extensive knowledge gained through industry experience.

  • Course Modules

  • Information about each module can be viewed by clicking on the module title within the table below.

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  • Entry Requirements

  • The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

    UCAS Tariff Points
    GCE A Levels
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
    Irish Certificate
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B1 or H2 higher
    Scottish Highers
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
    Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma
    C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)
    Distinction (96)
    C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
    Merit (96)
    C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080)
    Merit (96)
    C & G Level 3 Diploma
    Distinction (96)

    Please note:
    An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

    All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.

    Access course
    Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
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  • Who is the Course for

  • The degree is designed for students who are interested in a career working with fresh materials, dealing with people and selling emotions, but which also allows you to be creative and entrepreneurial.
  • Learning & Teaching Methods

  • The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is approached through an emphasis on student-centred learning.

    The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

    • Theoretical and practical learning
    • Work-based learning
    • Lectures
    • Tutorials
    • Practical floristry workshop sessions
    • Independent and organised visits
    • Group work
    • Practical project work

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  • Assessment Methods

  • Knowledge and understanding is assessed mainly via practical examination/tests and coursework.

    The following list shows the variety of assessment methods experienced on this course.

    • Reports
    • Presentations
    • Coursework
    • Class discussions
    • Peer reviews
    • Demonstrations of practical abilities
    • Identification tests
    • Major design installation project

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  • Employment Details

  • By experiencing a range of skills and activities, the aim is to enable students to be able to respond to future employment demands and become the next generation of designers, teachers and employers.

    The Floral Industry is stimulating, varied and exciting and recent graduates freelance with leading London Florists; have opened and run a wedding studio; work at a 5 star London hotel; teach floristry at their own School; work as a product developer for a well know distributor; head up a team of contract florists; teach floristry at college; have opened and run a shop; run an event business and so much more.

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  • After Completion of Your Course...

  • Our graduates also have the option to undertake further study in art and design or post-harvest at Masters level.

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