Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma


Leading to a Diploma, Award or Certificate

If you’re hoping to work as a florist, this is the course for you!

This course is designed to give you an insight into the floristry industry and teach you the basic skills of the trade. Industry experienced staff will help you learn all the floristry tasks expected of a junior florist through lots of practical sessions and a relevant work placement.

Course includes

What will I study?

  • Identification and processing of cut materials
  • Introduction to art and design for florists
  • Identification and maintenance of plants and planted designs
  • Hand-tied and presentation designs
  • Funeral and sympathy designs
  • Simple wedding designs with floral materials and accessories
  • Display of goods
  • Introduction to working within the floristry industry
  • Floral arrangements for various occasions
  • Function decorating using floral displays
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Some GCSEs at grades D or above, or
  • A dedicated and professional approach towards commercial floristry skills

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Florist in retail industry
  • Floral designer for external venues and occasions
  • Employment in holiday and leisure industries in the UK and abroad
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2017 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college buses pick up over 1,000 students each day from a wide area. The cost of daily transport is subsidised if travelling on the College bus service. To find out the cost of transport and a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

Student Profile
Robyn Longden

Ambition: Floristry shop owner

School: The Kingsway School, Stockport

Age: 20

Robyn progressed through her Level 1, 2 and 3 Diplomas in Floristry and now works for top event florist and judge Ian Lloyd, himself a former Reaseheath floristry student.

She’s had a very busy final year, competing at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park as a member of our RHS Future Florists team and contesting the finals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She also represented Reaseheath at the WorldSkills UK finals, and has helped to promote floristry at regional shows and events.

She says: “Reaseheath is special because you get the opportunity to take part in some amazing competitions and shows. It’s wonderful to see visitors admiring your work.”