About this course

Florists who have been bench trained over several years may also be able to undertake this course after discussion with the course directors.

The core elements of the level 4 higher diploma are based around design development and enhancing your knowledge of techniques within the industry and being able to use them in a profitable and commercial setting. You will also develop and adapt your current knowledge, skills and understanding of the floral industry whilst working on trend development and style.

There will be several elements taught throughout this course:

1: Botanical concepts 
2: Historical floral design and influences
3: Event design and commercial practices
4. Business development for floristry businesses
5: Marketing, promotion and display for floristry businesses
6: Technical floristry skills – Tied designs
7: Technical floristry skills – Wired and Glued designs
8: Technical floristry skills – Designs in a Medium
9: Technical floristry skills – Design Trends

The course takes place weekly during two academic years.

At the end of the two-year training period all students will be expected to sit two examinations, one theory and one practical and will have developed and evaluated a portfolio of evidence of higher level, commercial designs.

Successful completion of the course and the examinations will entitle a student to be an Licentiate member of the IoPF.

Any students who are currently training with us will qualify for a discount on courses/workshops delivered by visiting designers which can be seen on the – events pages.

Start date- September 2025