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?

  • • 4 GCSEs at a grade 4/C or above including or working towards English & Maths, 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

Student Profile
Robyn Longden

Current job role: 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 gold and silver medals 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.”