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Floristry Apprenticeship Level 3
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Horticulture & Floristry 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language and Maths.

Floristry Apprenticeship Level 3

Floristry apprentices are based with an employer 4 days a week and attend college 1 day a week on a day release basis for knowledge, portfolio building and assessments.

About the Course

The college has links with floristry employers and will try to place apprentices in employment, however this cannot be guaranteed so we advise applicants to look for their own employer.

Key Units

On this unit based course you will learn how to:

  • Negotiate and agree terms and conditions for the sale of floristry products and services
  • Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse floral designs
  • Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse tied floristry designs
  • Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse floral designs for weddings
  • Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse funeral designs
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace
  • Manage Your Own Resources
  • Building Working Relationships with Customers

In addition to your main floristry qualification you will also study:
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • One additional Certificate in either Retail Knowledge (pending approval) or LANTRA Award in Business for the environmental and land-based sector.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language and Maths.


The course is assessed by the gathering of work-based evidence into a portfolio. In addition to a portfolio assessment you will undertake on-going practical assessments.

Where does this Lead

Successful students continuing in employment can progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship or into employment.

Future Opportunities

Full-time employment.

Tell Me More

Staff and Facilities:
At The Sheffield College's Hillsborough Campus you will learn from staff with a range of floristry qualifications and floral industry backgrounds. There are excellent practical facilities available for Floristry and Horticultural courses.

  • Modern workshops
  • Three modern, fully automated glasshouses 
  • Several project gardens
Will the course suit me?
This course is suitable for those who wish to gain a floristry qualification while in employment and develop their careers within the industry. You will need to be practically minded and be prepared to do some study in your own time.

Qualification Title:
The qualification will form part of the Apprenticeship framework for Floristry and you will gain a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Floristry.