Floristry Level 2 Certificate in Floristry (City & Guilds) Print this page

Dates: 09/01/23 - 17/07/23
Days: Monday 09:30 - 15:30
Sessions: 22
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S10014G03NE
Fees: Standard - £1,214.00
Concessionary - £0.00

Course Information

Learning Aim: 50063595

If your passion is to enhance your skills and express your creativity using flowers, this Level 2 City and Guilds Floristry Course is the vehicle that will ensure you have a solid foundation for work in the floristry industry; understanding different flowers and foliage, knowing how to select and care for plant material and how to use them to maximum effect and wow spectators. Stop being an onlooker and become a creative designer in the world of floristry. Join this course at Sutton College to develop higher level knowledge and skills in the industry. The experience you will gain from our award-winning teachers who are all professionals in their own right is unparalleled. The skills gained will be those required for employment in the floristry industry as well as equipping you to create more complex designs if you are a hobbyist. 

You may be entitled to the concessionary fee if you are in receipt of a low income or means tested benefit. For further information please contact


Purpose of Course

The City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Floristry Course has been designed to focus on the skills and training required to work within the Floristry Industry as a new career path, or for those wishing to update and enhance their existing skills.

The course is 1 day per week over the duration of one academic year and you will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence to include your practical work, completed unit assessments, written assignments, photographic captures of your work and sketches.

The course will consist of:

The creative design process for florists to include colour relationships and the elements and principles of design.

Identification, care and conditioning of fresh materials. Costing fresh materials for retail purposes, calculating VAT.

Planning, assembling and evaluating floral designs/arrangements to include costings, care, storage, transport and suitability.

Planning, assembling and evaluating tied floristry designs/bouquets to include costings, care, storage, transport and suitability.

During the course there may be the opportunity to attend nearby floristry events, visit flower markets and to create window and internal floristry displays.

On this course, you will develop the following life skills:

Mental Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing

English Skills

Maths Skills

Employability Skills

Digital Skills

Presentation Skills

Design Skills

Confidence building

What level is this course & what skills do I need?

This is a Level 2 City and Guilds Course

Though not mandatory, it would be advantageous to have completed either; Introduction to Floristry, Floristry Foundation or Level 1 Floral Design before starting this level 2 course.

You will have a good command of English and be able to follow instructions.

A large lever arch A4 portfolio file plus an A4 ring binder for handouts and notes, A4 lined note paper and dividers and general stationery are essential.

In addition you may choose to purchase books costing approximately £15 (You are advised not to purchase text-books or equipment until after the course start date).

There will be 2 - 4 hours of homework set per week on average.

Is a course approval interview/assessment required?


To be considered for a place on this course, you are required to attend a Course Approval session to ensure this course is suitable for you. You may be asked to complete a test/tests.

You can make an application by clicking on ‘APPLY’ at the bottom of this page. If you do not already have a Sutton College online account you will need to create one first. You will then be asked for further information and will receive a link via email that will enable you to book a Course Approval date and time.

Additional information

You will need a floristry tool kit. If you do not have a kit, you will be able to purchase one from the college the price is £70.00. Fully funded learners will be able to claim for this through the Learning Support Fund. Once you have enrolled onto the course, you will be given the opportunity to make this purchase. If you have any queries before then, please email:


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Receptacle to take your designs home

The course will be held within the college, however, before the start of the course you will be invited to join a Google Classroom which is the tool that will be used to share information with you about the course, update you with important information etc.

What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry

Floristry for Entrepreneurs

Easter Flower Workshop

Christmas Workshops

If you are unsure of your next steps for education, employment or career choices our Advice Service can help. Contact

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