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!
What will I learn?
You will learn the essential floristry techniques and principles to create beautiful arrangements and bouquets. Equally importantly, 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 the full range of Level 2 hand-outs to support your learning, as well as to 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:
Hand-tied and gift-wrapping
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 – Bristol and Amanda Randell- Exeter (see “about us” page for profiles).
What does it cost?
You can pay for each unit individually and full payment for the module is required 14 days before the course starts.
Flowers and sundries are not included in the fees. You can source your own, or we can source them for you at wholesale prices. You should allow around £30-40 per day for flowers and foliages.
Practical Units/Modules – 60 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) per module.
The complete part-time level two is 196 GLH, over 12 months, including 3 practical modules, heart of design and exam. Total cost £2698.50.
For the full Level 2 qualification, you must choose to study at least 3 of the 4 options below:
- Arrangement £767
Wedding Unit £767
Hand-tied and Gift Wrapping £767
Funeral Unit £767
Please note that the above prices will increase to £797 per module on 31st January 2019. All deposits received before this date will be guaranteed the price of £767.00.
- Heart of design unit (12 GLH) £247.50
Mock and Exam unit (6GLH) £150
- Floristry Business Module (12 GLH) £245.00
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 enrol at the beginning of one of our 3 terms – Spring, Summer or Autumn. All we need is a deposit of £150.
EXETER – Academy of Floral Art, Dunchideock, EX2 9UA
BRISTOL – Country Baskets, BS11 9DJ
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 below 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.