Florists are skilled designers whose work enhances all of the emotional times in people's lives - weddings, new babies, funerals, anniversaries, parties and birthdays. Studying floristry with us at Writtle University College (WUC) will enable you to progress on to a career in this rewarding industry.
Floristry courses at WUC involve a wide range of creative practical activities, supported by floristry theory and knowledge; meaning our florists know the way that plants grow so they can take care of flowers for use in arrangements, bouquets and wreaths.
Did you know?
- Floristry is well-known as one of the happiest career paths!
- WUC boasts a dedicated floristry building; which acts as a creative hub for students and staff
- Previous WUC students have designed for Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show
- WUC is a member of the British Florists Association
- The floristry courses at WUC are highly hands-on and practical
Our Floristry Department here at WUC has exclusive use of four workshops. Located in its own purpose-built unit, the department boasts a group of highly qualified staff with extensive teaching and industry experience.
On this course, you will be involved with many exciting opportunities. Annually, our students take part in the Hampton Court Flower Show where the University College has been extremely successful. Not only this, our students had the privilege of being involved with the London Olympic victory bouquets in 2012.
Our floristry college courses are open to post-GCSE school leavers as well as mature learners who are looking to study part-time or full-time.
After completing one of WUC's Further Education floristry courses, you will also be able to progress on to a floristry degree at WUC or elsewhere. Most WUC floristry students aspire to run their own businesses, however jobs are also available in florist shops at home and abroad, locally and in London. Top hotels employ their own florists and event stylists employ florists to decorate a wide variety of venues and parties.
Related careers can include interior landscaping and styling for banks and offices, working for flower wholesalers or, after further experience, teaching. Some florists specialise in freelancing for a range of floristry businesses, wedding work or corporate events.
Throughout your course, you will continue to develop your Maths and English skills. This will develop your employability!