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Training College Spotlight: Bishop Burton College



Bishop Burton College is a specialist land-based college which delivers first-class education and training at all levels, enabling student progression from pre-entry to post-graduate study. The college comprises three main campuses: in East Yorkshire the Bishop Burton campus and in Lincolnshire, the Riseholme Showground and Riseholme Park campuses. The college actively engages with industry and its local communities, optimising the use of its specialist teaching facilities. Bishop Burton College also strive to develop their students as well-rounded, responsible citizens with the employability skills employers demand.

Why you should study at Bishop Burton College?

The specialist provision at Bishop Burton is designed to make sure that you are work-ready by the time you complete your studies, meaning that you are fully equipped to launch your career in your chosen field.


We are recognised by the Department for Education as the top performing further education college for Level 3 studies in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. Bishop Burton is also in the top 5% of further education colleges nationally.


As a student at Bishop Burton College, you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, while our experienced tutors will provide you with the knowledge and skills to support you through your learning journey. You'll also be able to tap into an array of on-site student support and funding advice information.


Plus, with 13 free bus routes across Yorkshire and accommodation on site, studying at Bishop Burton College has never been easier.

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Courses

Level 2 in Floristry

Are you looking to start a career within the floristry industry? This course is for you. You will learn about different flowers and plants and how to look after them.


Course Aims

Providing you with the skills and knowledge to start a career in the floristry industry.


What Will you Study?

· Working in the Floristry Industry

· Customer Service

· Caring for and Maintaining Floristry Products

· Floristry Design Principles

· Preparing to Create and Creating Floristry Designs

· Health and Safety


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent, including grade 2 or 3 in English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications may also be considered.


Duration

1 year


Careers

To further your studies you could progress onto the Level 3 in Floristry.

Work within retail florists, in wedding and other event floristry, in hotels and hospitality. You could also set up your own business or work as a freelance florist.


Level 3 in Floristry

Are you looking to start a career within the floristry industry? This course is for you. You will learn about different flowers and plants and how to look after them.


Course Aims

  • Allow you to develop the specific technical and professional knowledge and skills that will lead to meaningful employment in the floristry industry whilst also further developing your artistic and design skills.

  • The course will enable you to explore a wide range of areas of the floristry industry.


What Will you Study?

Year 1

· Event Floristry

· Trends in Floristry

· Business Management and Marketing

· Health and Safety

· Work Experience

· Plant and Flower Care

· Wired and Glued Floral Designs

· Tied Floral Designs

· Floral Designs in a Medium

· Full-time: You will also study Art and Design at Level 3 as part of your course

Year 2

· Event Floristry

· Trends in Floristry

· Business Management and Marketing

· Health and Safety

· Work Experience

· Plant and Flower Care

· Wired and Glued Floral Designs

· Tied Floral Designs

· Floral Designs in a Medium

· Full-time: You will also study Art and Design at Level as part of your course


Entry Requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade 4/C or equivalent, including English and Maths, or a Level 2 Floristry qualification, along with one satisfactory reference along with a keen interest in Floristry


Duration

2 year


Careers

Work in positions of responsibility within retail florists, in wedding and other event floristry, in hotels and hospitality. You could also set up your own business or work as a freelance florist.



FdA Floristry Design (Foundation Degree)

This foundation degree in Floristry Design is focused on developing your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of floristry skills and techniques, supported with essential theoretical studies.


Course Aims

  • Provide a high quality programme of study in floristry design with a professional and vocational focus, developing your skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to gain sustainable employment within the floristry industry.

  • Enable you to adapt to the skills requirements of the industry in the context of the rapid developments taking place in the field of commercial floristry, contemporary design and events.

  • Enhance your independent-thinking, ensuring that you can communicate confidently and effectively within a professional and commercial context.

  • Help you to become a capable and well-rounded graduate with appropriate industry knowledge, professional and practical skills who can make a contribution to the labour force.


What Will you Study?

Year 1

· Academic Skills Development - 20 credits

· Commercial Floristry Techniques - 20 credits

· Visual Communication - 20 credits

· Bridal Design Project - 20 credits

· Floristry Practice - 20 credits

· Contemporary Design Skills - 20 credits

Year 2

· Floral Composition - 40 credits

· The Business of Floristry - 20 credits

· Contemporary Techniques and Materials - 20 credits

· European Practice - 20 credits

· Floristry Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - 20 credits


Entry Requirements

A minimum of 80 UCAS points

GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification

An appropriate academic reference


UCAS points may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, T Levels, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas amongst others. Please use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification.


Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

If your first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE English at grade 4/C or equivalent is not held, you will need to evidence your English language proficiency level, such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).


Advanced entry may be possible due to prior experience or certificated learning; applicants will be invited to complete the accreditation of prior learning approval process. If you have an appropriate HNC, you can apply for direct entry to Year 2.


Duration

2 years full-time/3 years part-time


Careers

Upon graduating you can progress into a wide range of careers in the industry at a senior level including: Retail Florist, Freelance Florist, Floristry Business/Venture, Wedding Planner, Corporate Events Planner, Overseas Florist.


BA (Hons) Floristry Design [Top Up]

The BA Floristry Design Top Up is designed for students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Floristry or an appropriate Level 5 qualification in floristry and wish to top up to gain an Honours degree award.


Course Aims

  • Encourage you to experiment with creative skills within floristry design, whilst finely tuning your professional skills and enabling you to effectively plan and gain sustainable employment.

  • Allow you to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and skills to generate original ideas in response to identified needs and shortfalls within the floristry industry, with the ability to act upon this in personal development planning.

  • Help you to develop into a capable, well-rounded and independent graduate with higher-level practical skills that can contribute to the wider economy and developments taking place, particularly in relation to the floristry industry.

  • Provide a flexible learning environment that enables you to shift from an abstracted study to developing knowledge and skills that can help you adapt to changing and future environments.

What will you study?

  • Creative Research Project.

  • Portfolio Development.

  • Final Exhibition.

  • Floristry Design Installation.

Entry Requirements

  • You should have a relevant Level 5 qualification and an appropriate academic reference

  • Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

  • If your first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.


Duration

1 year full-time/2 years part-time


Careers

Upon graduating students can progress into a wide range of careers in the industry at a senior level or working in retail floristry including: Freelance Florist Floristry Business/Venture Teaching Opportunities Private Flower School Wedding Planner Corporate Events Planner Overseas Florist; Floristry Judge (upon completion of further qualifications) British Flower Grower Flower/Foliage Wholesaler Retail Florist Manager


Bishop Burton College are a finalist in the Student Team Competition at the Interflora World Cup in Manchester.



 

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