About this course

This level 5 qualification is aimed at established florists within the industry who are qualified to level 4 and currently working within the industry.

To successfully complete this qualification students’ need to be dedicated, developmental and innovative in their approach to their practical design work and be able to exhibit meticulous standards of workmanship throughout. Commercial design speed is expected and the ability to work within, understand and adapt current and past trends within the greater design industry is an advantage.

An understanding of environmental concepts, cultural floristry, diverse and ethically sourced products and services, together with a greater understanding of the national and international floral industry is essential to be able to develop your knowledge and skills within this Master level qualification.

There are 10 units which need to be complete to successfully pass the level 5.

1: Applied botanical concepts and practices for floristry
2: International studies for floristry
3: Floral event management
4. Business management for floristry
5: Marketing and promotion management for floristry
6: Professional floristry skills – Tied designs
7: Professional floristry skills – Wired and Glued designs
8: Professional floristry skills – Designs in Mediums
9: Professional floristry skills – Design innovations
10: Professional design concepts for floristry.

The course takes place over two days once a month (Sunday and Monday) for a two-year academic period. Additional mid-week optional workshops and training days will be added throughout the academic year for students to enhance and develop their skills away from their retail space in the training environment.

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 an evaluated portfolio of evidence for a minimum of 30, professional, bespoke and unique commercial designs.

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.

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