If you love flowers and plants and have artistic and creative flair, floristry is the career for you!
Our award-winning floristry department is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful and progressive providers of floristry education.
Our staff are highly qualified and have commercial backgrounds, are passionate about floristry and floral design and are committed to teaching their craft to the highest level. The department has been established for over 50 years and we have an outstanding reputation for our training, we certainly don’t rest on our laurels! Our staff continue to train with reputable international designers such as Wally Klett and Gregor Lersch and we enjoy workshops with professionals such as customer service and sales guru Tim Huckabee from New York, founder and president of FloralStrategies.
Classes take place in our dedicated studios and are practical and creative in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. You’ll be encouraged to achieve and have fun at the same time! As part of your formal qualification, you’ll also complete work experience so you’re fully prepared to join the industry.
Job titles: Co-owners of Bramble & Blooms, Tarporley, Cheshire
Previous course: Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry
“We opened our own artisan floristry shop in 2019 while still studying part-time for our Level 3 Diploma at Reaseheath College. We discovered we both wanted to own a floristry shop offering rustic floral designs for weddings and events.
“Our business has flourished beyond all expectations and we’ve already taken on another former floristry student – and others on work placement. Last year we won third in the British Florist Association’s ‘Retail Shop of the Year’ and were invited to join the Good Florist Guide. Both are very prestigious within the industry and are awarded for high standards and excellent designs.
“We both have three children so chose part-time study to fit in with domestic duties. Learning specific business skills, such as how to prepare a wedding contract and consult with clients, were as important as the practical elements and helped us to get to where we are today.”
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Why study Floristry at Reaseheath?
Our courses are industry focused so you’ll enjoy behind the scenes visits to floristry shows and businesses, allowing you to fully understand what goes on in your industry.
You will become career ready with us and enjoy being taught by highly qualified staff with commercial backgrounds and a passion for floristry.
You’ll also complete relevant work experience and, at college, produce designs for clients under supervision. You may also work in our local community, preparing displays for hospices, stately homes and flower festivals.
Additionally, you could compete in national competitions such as WorldSkills UK or be on a medal winning team at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park or RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Our courses range from introductory level to in-depth, industry recognised courses up to City & Guilds Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry, so there’s no limit to your ambition.
“I love collaborating with the floristry department at Reaseheath and I enjoy sharing my thoughts with students on sustainability and eco-friendly floristry. There’s a growing interest in more natural and sustainable floral design and British flowers are undergoing a renaissance, which is so exciting for the industry.”