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For a future in flowers

The Floristry School is an independent training college in Kelham Island, Sheffield.

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Our courses are designed to develop professional florists and students alike.

Courses & Training

The school is an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, creative and inspired at all times.

Our Courses

Our focus is on improving skills, developing professional business practice through our bespoke courses, accredited programmes and national apprenticeships.


Why us?

We individualise all our learners and encourage them to develop in a way that will suit their learning style. We have a wealth of commercial floristry experience, together with formal teacher training qualifications which enables us to inspire and guide our learners through the courses and qualifications we offer. We add value to all our courses by working with specialist florists, floral artists and designers, bringing them to The Floristry School to work with our students on specialist subjects, helping to give the students a knowledge and understanding of the wide floral industry.

Can I do any course?

Have a chat with us if you are unsure of which is the right course is for you. Most of our courses are aimed at florists who have achieved a level 2 floristry qualification or who have been working within the industry for some time. We are currently developing further initial training courses for students new to the industry and these will be posted towards the end of 2021 both on the website and Instagram. Just drop us an email telling us about yourself and how you'd like to develop in the floristry industry.

Applying for a course

Please contact us by clicking on the 'Apply now' button on our website and completing the information asked for or alternatively email us on: and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We need to know that each student has chosen the course best suited to them so we interview all potential students to make sure they are confident the course will be developmental and achievable so that progression through the floristry world with the correct underpinning skills and design knowledge is achievable.

What will I learn?

Each course shown within the website, whether it's an accredited course or a masterclass workshop will have a detailed description of the course content attached. The information on the specific designer delivering the course is also shown so you will be able to understand their design styles and inspirations. Once you have enrolled on a course you will be sent a detailed list of tools which you will need for the class, timings for the class and any other relevant information needed. All flowers, foliages, plants and sundries needed for the workshops will be provided by The Floristry School.

What about Covid-19?

Please see The Floristry School's Covid policy shown at the base of the website. We have a large workshop with windows opening on both sides of the building, where students are able to socially distance adequately. There are hand sanitizing areas, hand washing facilities and signage throughout the workshop. We will ask you to use your NHS app to sign in once you arrive on site and we have an electronic thermometer to check your temperature. Our workbenches are set at 2.5m intervals throughout the workroom and only one student will work on a workbench at a time.

Just a little bit about the area

The Floristry School is located in Eagle Works within the Little Kelham development of Kelham Island in Sheffield, in a beautiful refurbished steel mill. The area around Kelham is home to numerous independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants where students can pop out for a coffee and sandwich during break times. For students who are staying overnight there are many excellent hotels and guesthouses within walking distance of the school.

Masterclasses & Workshops

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Introduction To Professional Floristry - Part 2

Developed by the tutors at The Floristry School, this course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to create and develop some of the key floral designs used by professional florists in the industry.

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An evening with the floral enthusiast Mark Entwistle

Come and join us for an evening with the fabulous Mark Entwistle, also known as @thefloralenthusiast.

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Join Charlotte here at The Floristry School for a beginner friendly 90 minute workshop and learn how to make your very own Macrame plant hanger!

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Our School

Our contemporary training workshop is based within Eagle Works, Little Kelham, Sheffield

Courses are delivered by our team of industry and academically qualified tutors who have many years of commercial, business and educational floristry experience. This is enhanced and supported by visiting teachers and trainers who bring with them a wealth of specialist, creative and commercial knowledge.

Our Team

Joanne Biddle MDPF, AFLoPF, Cert.Ed. EMC

Jo is an English Master Florist and qualified teacher and has taught Floristry related subjects for over 20 years, during which time she owned a successful floristry retail business in Lincolnshire for 10 years. Jo is a member of the BFA Education and Training Committee and has helped to develop the new Level 2 Apprenticeship Florist Standard with the BFA and the Institute for Apprenticeships. Jo is currently studying towards the final part 3 of her European Masters qualification in Floristry. Jo teaches on the Level 5 Master Diploma programme and oversees and verifies the apprenticeship programmes.

Abigail McGuire ICSF, AFIoPF

Abby has been in the floristry industry for over 27 years and has owned a successful retail floristry business in the Sheffield area for over 20 years. Abby teaches on the Level 2 apprenticeship programme and also the Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry. Abby is a qualified teacher and a member of the BFA. She is currently studying towards her Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry.

Rebecca Hough MDPF, AFIoPF

Rebecca is a Master Florist and qualified lecturer with a successful background in competition work including winning RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year. Rebecca is a member of the BFA Education and Training Committee and works alongside the team to develop industry qualifications and Standards. Rebecca teaches on the Level 5 Master Diploma programme and is responsible for overseeing the quality and delivery of the Apprenticeship Standards and Level 4 Higher Diploma programme.

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For more information on our courses & events, we'd love to hear from you.

0114 322 2820

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