City and Guilds Level 2


If you’re creative and keen to develop practical floristry skills, this course will give you an overview of the industry.

Our expert staff will teach you the design principles and technical skills required by a junior florist through ‘hands-on’ practical sessions and relevant work experience.

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?

  • • Typically 4 GCSEs at grade 3, including a 2/3 combination in Maths and English, 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

Next step: Level 3 Diploma in Floristry 

Ambition: Floristry shop owner 

“I chose to study at Reaseheath because it has such a good reputation within the floristry industry. I did some research and the college really stood out for me – particularly the great look of the student designs on Instagram. 

“I’ve learned so much on my Level 2 course and the time has gone very quickly. One standout activity was working with other students to create designs to celebrate Reaseheath’s 100th birthday. It was great fun, especially as we were encouraged to work independently and as a team. We also created floral designs for other college events like the Family Festival, summer ball and student awards. 

“Everyone is very friendly and welcoming here and you easily make friends. I’m really looking forward to my Level 3 Diploma.”