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.
Current job: Florist with Ian Lloyd Events
Previous courses: Level 1, 2 and 3 Diplomas in Floristry at Reaseheath
“I studied floristry at Reaseheath for three years and I now work for Ian Lloyd, who’s a former Reaseheath student too. Ian is an award winning florist and judge and we work at some amazing weddings and events.
“Since working for Ian I’ve won two gold medals and one silver at RHS Chelsea’s ‘Young Florist of the Year’ and when I was a student I represented Reaseheath at the WorldSkills UK national finals.
“I love the variation of floristry. No day is the same and there are endless techniques to use and refine. I’m constantly learning and I find that so exciting.”
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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.”