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Qualifications - City & Guilds

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City & Guilds or BTEC, Degree or Apprenticeship? Whether you are taking your first steps in the floristry world or want to build your skills and CV this section includes a list of all floristry training providers to make your search for the next step that little bit easier. 

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There are three basic classifications for City & Guilds qualifications: Awards, Certificates and Diplomas. Each qualification is made up of a number of units, for which credits are awarded. City & Guilds qualifications are currently the most widely recognised by floristry industry professionals and all have exams. These qualifications are known for their high floristry skill level combined with academic and business knowledge. 

Colleges and other training providers must go through an approval process before they can offer City & Guilds accredited training. City & Guilds courses and content are developed in conjunction with industry representatives and/or employers to ensure they remain relevant in the workplace. Although courses are classified as full time, college attendance/study is typically 2-3 days per week. Alongside the study element, work experience is a compulsory part of most courses, with a minimum number of hours per week specified 

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Course Description
Level 2 Award in Floristry (QCF)
The Award in Floristry can help you to gain and develop the skills you need to work as a florist. You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations. For anyone interested in working as a florist, from complete beginners to those already working as a supervisor or shop manager. You don't need any previous experience of working in the floristry industry to start taking the Level 2 Award in Floristry. You may have some knowledge and basic skills in the floristry industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to increase your floristry skills and take on more responsibility.
Level 2 Certificate in Floristry (QCF)
The Certificate in Floristry can help you to gain and develop the skills you need to work as a florist. You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations. For anyone interested in working as a florist, from complete beginners to those already working as a supervisor or shop manager. You may have some knowledge and basic skills in the floristry industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to increase your floristry skills and take on more responsibility.
Level 2 Diploma in Floristry (QCF)
The Diploma in Floristry can help you to gain and develop the skills you need to work as a florist. You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations. For anyone interested in working as a florist, from complete beginners to those already working as a supervisor or shop manager. You may have some knowledge and basic skills in the floristry industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to increase your floristry skills and take on more responsibility.
Level 3 Award in Floristry (QCF)
You've worked in floristry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a management role. After taking these qualifications, you could go on to take a Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry or a Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry. Alternatively, you could go on to take the Level 4 NVQ in Floristry Business Management. These further qualifications could give you the skills and knowledge you need to run your own flower shop.
Level 3 Certificate in Floristry (QCF)
You've worked in floristry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a management role. After taking these qualifications, you could go on to take a Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry or a Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry. Alternatively, you could go on to take the Level 4 NVQ in Floristry Business Management. These further qualifications could give you the skills and knowledge you need to run your own flower shop.
Level 3 Diploma in Floristry (QCF)
You've worked in floristry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a management role. After taking these qualifications, you could go on to take a Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry or a Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry. Alternatively, you could go on to take the Level 4 NVQ in Floristry Business Management. These further qualifications could give you the skills and knowledge you need to run your own flower shop.
Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry (ICSF)
Will suit you if you work as a manager or in another senior role in the floristry industry. You might want to continue your professional development or get the skills to set up your own floristry business. The Higher Diploma in Professional Floristry can help you gain the skills you need to run your own floristry business. You'll develop your floristry knowledge and develop important business and management skills to help you in your floristry career. For anybody who works in floristry at management level, maybe running their own business. You'll have completed a level 3 qualification in professional floristry and have retail experience in the industry.
Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry (ICSF)
Ideal if you wish to progress to a professional level in the floristry industry. It contains specialist skills and knowledge at a more advanced level than at Level 4 and meets the completion requirements of the European floristry design schema. This course can help you gain the skills you need to run your own floristry business. You'll develop your floristry knowledge and develop important business and management skills to help you in your floristry career. For anybody who works in floristry at management level, maybe running their own business. You'll have completed a level 3 qualification in professional floristry and have retail experience in the industry.
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry
Aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the floristry industry. Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional knowledge and skills that will lead to meaningful employment in the floristry industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas. Learners may progress into employment or within their current role or onto further learning including university or an Apprenticeship.
Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Floristry
You have some knowledge and basic skills as a florist. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to move from a junior position to a senior one. You might want a qualification to prepare you for further training. Demonstrate your skills as a florist and get a qualification while doing your job with these Diplomas. You'll show you have the skills to do your job effectively, from designing floral displays to dealing with customers. You can take these qualifications as part of an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship in Floristry.
Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Floristry
You've worked in floristry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to show that you have the skills you need to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for higher-level training. Demonstrate your skills as a florist and get a qualification while doing your job with these Diplomas. You'll show you have the skills to do your job effectively, from designing floral displays to dealing with customers. You can take these qualifications as part of an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship in Floristry.