The NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft (Floristry) qualification offers a foundation level introduction to the knowledge and skills required for the design and creation of floral arrangements.
This qualification consists of the following three mandatory units:
- Explore craft resources
Learners will develop their knowledge of materials and the techniques required to manipulate them. Learners will explore the properties and characteristics of different materials and develop their use of tools and equipment for working with selected materials. Learners will also cover health and safety procedures relevant to the chosen tools and materials.
- Explore craft ideas
Learners will explore the work of others to inspire and develop their own craft ideas. Learners will record their ideas and discuss them with others, responding to feedback and giving reasons for their final choice.
- Create, present and review final floristry item
This unit allows learners to plan, produce and reflect upon their own floristry craft work. Learners will plan and prepare the tools, materials and equipment required to produce their craft item whilst maintaining a safe working environment. Learners will have the opportunity to display their finished piece in an appropriate way or setting for others to see. Learners will also identify any issues/challenges they faced in the creative process and create an action plan to help them with future developments.
Aims and Objectives
The qualification aims to:
- Enable learners to develop basic skills in craft
- Provide learners with underpinning knowledge of the craft process
- Provide learners with a basis for progression into further study in craft-related areas
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
- Develop a portfolio of work in craft
- Use materials, tools and equipment correctly and safely
- Develop an understanding of health and safety considerations in the craft environment
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved the Award in Creative Craft (Entry 3).
The nature of both the learning and assessment required for the qualification is such that, learners will need good literacy and numeracy skills, i.e. the ability to read and interpret written tasks, to write answers and complete documents in a legible and understandable form and to make calculations.
After Completion of Your Course...
Upon successful completion learners can progress to a higher qualification such as the Level 2 Award in Creative Craft (Floristry).