Beginner Floristry

Who’s it for?
The Academy part-time level 2 course is the ultimate floristry course for complete beginners and a great starting point for a life in floristry. We get you hands-on with floristry right from Day One and we dispense with coursework and classroom assessments, so that you can focus on practicing techniques and learning from your tutors as you go. By the time you have fully qualified in our Level 2 course, you will be ready to work as a freelance or shop florist, start your own business, or enter floristry and flower arranging competitions. In short, you will be ready to take on the world of flowers!

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What will I learn?
Suitable for total beginners, you will learn the essential floristry techniques and principles to create beautiful arrangements and bouquets. You will also learn how to cost a job for profit, how to buy and order flowers, foliages and sundries, and how to condition your cut materials properly for maximum vase life. You will also have access to 2 years of our online films and the full range of Level 2 hand-outs to support your learning, as well the private student Facebook page of Academy alumni. 
How’s it structured?

The Academy Level 2 course is divided into four principal units/modules, each designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of all practical floristry designs:

  • Arrangement
  • Weddings
  • Hand-tied and gift-wrapping
  • Funerals

You can choose to study one day per week, one weekend per month or a week at a time. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for each unit/module you study.

To fully qualify for the Academy of Floral Art Master Training Programme Level 2 in Floristry you will need to study at least 3 of the above 4 options plus both of the following units/modules:

Heart of Design – design principles
Mock & Exam

Who are my academy level 2 tutors?

You will be in very good hands with our friendly team of Academy tutors . We are all highly qualified florists and tutors with considerable real, commercial floristry experience – and we are absolutely passionate about what we do.

The tutors teaching the Academy Level 2 course this year are: Kathryn Delve, Amanda Randell, Karen Taylor (see “about us” page for profiles).

What does it cost?

You only need to pay for each unit individually and full payment for the module is required 14 days before the course starts.

For the full Level 2 qualification, you must choose to study at least 3 of the 4 options below, plus the heart of design and exam:

  • Arrangement £897
  • Wedding Unit £897
  • Hand-tied and Gift Wrapping £897
  • Funeral Unit £897
  • Heart of design unit (12 GLH) £247.50
  • Mock and Exam unit (6GLH) £150


  • Floristry Business Module (12 GLH) £245.00

Plus, we will give you free access to our online course for 2 years, this gives you over 24 demonstrations and additional underpinning knowledge which will aid your learning and give you continuous support after you have completed the course.

Flowers and sundries are not included in the fees but we can give you a list so you can source your own, or to enjoy the class with-out any hassle we can can provide a flower, foliage and sundry package which means you just need to turn up to the class with scissors and lunch (see this link form more details and prices).


Our six-week fast track course cost £6642 and includes all six units: Wedding, Funeral, Arrangement, Hand-tied, Heart of Design, Business, Exam. Plus all flower, foliages and sundries.

When can I start?

Thanks to the modular nature of our Level 2 course, you don’t have to wait for the traditional academic year to get started. Instead, you can enroll at the beginning of one of our 3 terms – Spring, Summer or Autumn. All we need is a deposit of £150.

British Academy of Floral Art, 3 Dunchideock Barton, EX2 9UA

Classes are held at our studio in Exeter.

If you would like us to send you more details or give you a call please do get in contact. 

Available Courses

If you need help in finding accommodation and transport or have any questions just give us a call on 01392 834893.

To book on a course:

1. Check the start date of the module or course delivery you prefer (weekends/ weekly/week)- see above start dates.
2. Click the module box above which will give you course dates and course content and booking page.
3. Click Book Now Button and this will provide you with a selection of start dates; make sure it is the venue and delivery you want.
4. Sign into the website when booking, and this will allow you to pay by card at a future date, £150 deposit will secure your place, and full payment is due 14 days before course starts (see terms and conditions).
5. You will receive confirmation of booking and an email from us over the next few days with lots of useful information.
6. Welcome to the Academy and your floral journey.

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