Level 2 Diploma in Floristry

Welcome to the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry! If you're a beginner who is 16 years or older and interested in pursuing a career in the exciting world of floristry, this one-year part-time course is perfect for you. Whether you have some prior knowledge and basic floristry skills or you're starting from scratch, this qualification will help you take your passion for flowers to the next level.

Throughout this course, you'll delve into the artistry and craftsmanship of floristry, learning essential techniques and gaining hands-on experience in creating stunning floral arrangements. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum designed to nurture your skills and ignite your creativity.

By enroling in this program, you'll have the opportunity to expand your existing knowledge while acquiring new expertise in the field of floristry. From mastering the art of bouquet making to understanding the principles of floral design, you'll develop a solid foundation in various aspects of this vibrant industry.

With a strong emphasis on practical training, you'll have ample opportunities to experiment with different flowers, foliage, and decorative elements. You'll learn how to select and care for flowers, create harmonious colour schemes, and arrange floral displays for various occasions and settings.

Join us on this exciting journey as we explore the world of flowers and unleash your creativity. The Level 2 Diploma in Floristry is your stepping stone to a fulfilling and vibrant career in the floristry industry. Apply today and let your passion for flowers bloom!

Course Content

This Level 2 Diploma in Floristry consists of the following mandatory unit and 6 additional credits from units selected by the tutor.

Mandatory Unit

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

Additional Units/CreditsA minimum 6 credits which will be selected by tutor

  • Introduction to function decorating using floral displays (6 credits)
  • Introduction to balloon artistry (6 credits)

Entry Requirements

There are no specific prior achievements required to take this qualification. However, the nature of both the learning and assessment required for the qualification is such that, at Level 2 candidates 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.

You need to be 16 years old or over to take this qualification.

Work Placements

As part of the mandatory unit, 'Introduction to Working in the Floristry Industry', learners will complete a minimum of 5 days of supervised work in a floristry business (at least 40 hours).

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.

After Completion of Your Course...


Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry, you'll be awarded a recognised qualification, showcasing your dedication and competence to potential employers or clients. Whether you dream of working in a floral shop, event planning, or starting your own floristry business, this diploma will give you a competitive edge in pursuing your career goals.

This qualification could lead to jobs such as:

  • Junior Florist
  • Florist

Educational Progression

Successful completion of the course means you can progress to an Apprenticeship at Level 3 or other qualifications at Level 3 such as:

  • Level 3 Award in Floristry
  • Level 3 Certificate in Floristry
  • Level 3 Diploma in Floristry
  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Floristry