Level 2 Certificate in Floristry

Course Content

This Level 2 Certificate in Floristry consists of one mandatory unit and a minimum 20 additional credits from units selected by the tutor.

Mandatory Unit

  • Introduction to art and design for florists (6 credits)

Additional Units/CreditsA minimum 20 credits which will be selected by tutor

  • Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials (8 credits)
  • Identify and maintain the condition of plants and planted designs (4 credits)
  • Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs (6 credits)
  • Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs (10 credits)
  • Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements (10 credits)
  • Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral materials (12 credits)
  • Display of floristry goods (6 credits)
  • Introduction to working in the floristry industry (8 credits)

Entry Requirements

No specific prior qualifications, learning or experience are required to undertake this qualification. However, 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.

Learners will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently, although they will not be assessed for spelling or grammatical accuracy.

Method of Assessment

Units are assessed using a wide variety of methods including through forms of practical demonstration or assignment and multiple choice test.

How the course is graded

Assessment components are graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction).


In order to gain a Pass grade, learners must show they can carry out activities to a satisfactory standard in the practical and underpinning knowledge tests.


In order to gain a Merit grade, learners must show additional qualities, such as an ability to work with greater efficiency than pass level learners, and a capacity to monitor information and solve everyday operational problems with a certain amount of confidence.


In order to gain a Distinction grade, learners must be able to show evidence of a greater level of understanding than those at merit level. In addition to the ability to monitor information and solve problems, they must be able to analyse and evaluate information and generalise from basic principles, make judgements and simple recommendations concerning methods of improving existing practice.