Comprehensive online floristry training with expert tutors and Florists
Get stuck in to this creative and informative course while in the comfort of your own home! With one-on-one tutor assistance, organised virtual lesson plans and 33 video tutorials we’ll be bringing the Academy classroom experience to life.
A great starting point for a career in floristry, this unit is designed to equip you with the skills, techniques and confidence to make beautiful, tied designs over the full range of occasions from gifts, wedding, corporate and funeral. This hand-tied unit will help you in every aspect of floristry and covers a wide range of techniques that are essential for all florists. A sample of designs you will be making are listed below.
- Spiral stems
- Gift bouquets
- Hostess design style
- Vase design
- Simple posy structure
- Textured and groups posies
- Tied funeral sheaf/spray
- Environmentally friendly designs
- Corporate designs
- Range of bridal designs
As with all Academy courses this level 2 covers: principles of design, buying and preparing flowers, conditioning, and costing. We also give you full access to a range of supporting hand-outs and flower lists to assist you with the course.
This new learning experience will be structured, sociable and informative; you will be invited to join group classes run by your tutor where you can ask questions and share your work for feedback. However, if you would like to complete this course in your own time then you will have access to all step-by step films for 24 months and you can also book up to 5 hours one-to-one tutorial sessions with your tutor within the first 6 month period.
Tutor supported classes will consist of:
- A briefing and underpinning knowledge
- Guidance on which video tutorial to watch
- Guidance on flowers to use
- Extra support on making the design
- Discussions on design development
- Q & A with your tutor
Once you have completed your design you will be able to share it with the class and your tutor for feedback and also upload an image to your classroom page.
Flower Package (for tutor supported classes only)
To compliment the tutor supported classes, we can organise a flower package that will be delivered to your door. Should you choose to add this and are based on mainland UK, you will receive all the flowers and foliage you need for the lesson with the addition of a few things you may have at home or able to collect on a walk, e.g pot plant, ivy and sticks. We don’t supply sundries, but we will give you a link to a wholesaler that you can buy direct.
Once you have fully completed the unit by uploading all images you will receive a British Academy of Floral Art certificate of completion.
Building towards a full level 2
This unit can be taken as a stand alone or used towards a full level 2 Academy qualification, and can be mixed with on-line and class based units. To fully achieve the level 2 you will be asked to attend a practical Mock and Exam, which will be held in Exeter.
Each tutor supported virtual lesson with you and your fellow students will be recorded and shared so that you can watch it back at any time over the 6 weeks, after this it will be deleted. This means that if you can’t make a lesson then you can catch up in your own time. Please note that in signing up for this course you agree that these class recordings can be shared with your fellow class members.
On-line options and start dates
Option 1- Week class On-line- 5 days over 1 week (9.30am- 3.00pm) 28th March to 1st April 2022- (Access to films starts next working day after booking received).
Option 2- Weekends on-line – 6 days over 3 months (9.30am- 3.00pm), 23/24 Apr, 21/22 May, 25/26 Jun 2022 with a further 2 x 30min one-to-one tutorial support for up-to 5 weeks.
NB. Each tutor supported virtual lesson with you and your fellow students will be recorded and shared so that you can watch it back at any time over the 6 weeks, after this it will be deleted. This means that if you can’t make a lesson then you can catch up in your own time. Please note that in signing up for this course you agree that these class recordings can be shared with your fellow class members.
Option 3 -Work in own time (Access to films starts next working day after the booking has been received)
If you would like to complete this course in your own time without tutor assistance then you will have access to all step-by step films for 24 months. This option is suitable for recreational or to refresh prior knowledge.