Where will this course lead?

This course is ideal for those wishing to learn the basic commercial floristry techniques and designs; either for personal development or as first steps to employment in the floristry industry. Students may wish to enrol on our Intermediate course after completing a year of Floristry Beginners.

What will I study?

Term 1 Autumn Term
Students will learn how to make a range of standard sympathy designs including open and based wreaths. Students will also look at seasonal designs including a garland and Christmas door wreath.

Term 2 Spring Term
This term focuses on weddings accessory designs e.g. buttonholes, corsages, headdresses and a bridesmaids hand tied bouquet.

Term 3 Summer Term
Students will create and design a range of commercial gift work, flowers arrangements and hand tied bouquets suitable for Anniversaries, Weddings & Birthdays.

How will this course be delivered?

It is a practical course with demonstrations every week. There will be handouts and some written work.

What qualifications will I get?

This is a personal development course.

How will I be assessed?

This course is for personal development and is informally assessed by the tutor with self-assessment and evaluation by the student.

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 or Community.SkillsforLife@Solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be aged 19+.
If you have learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply. 

What else do I need to know?

Students need to bring their own flowers, foliage and containers etc. Over time they will build up a work box which will be needed most weeks.  Students will also need to supply their own floristry tools such as scissors, knives, ribbons, wires and tapes.

Please note: Materials are not supplied for Cakes, Flowers/Floristry, Textiles, Soft Furnishings, Homemade Crafts, Calligraphy, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Sewing or Dressmaking.

What can I do after this course?

We also offer a range of craft courses for adults, as well as Wider Family Learning courses designed for adults and children to learn together.


Woodlands Campus

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Course Fee

£70 (for 10 weeks)

Course Code


Study Mode

Part Time

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