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Our floristry courses are designed to allow students interested in a career in the floristry industry to develop the confidence, ability and skills they need whilst studying or working.

Our outstanding facilities are used extensively, these include well stocked floristry classrooms and our commercial floristry outlet - Broadview Florist - which provides a high standard of retail floristry. This ensures our students develop good vocational, practical and employability skills.

Course structure focuses on the development of floristry practical skills alongside the associated underpinning knowledge of design theory.

The subject involves conditioning and maintaining fresh flowers, foliage’s and plants and being able to develop floristry techniques and design principles.

It will also involve learning a popular range of flower, foliage and plant names as well as an introduction to creating displays to promote floristry goods and services.

All aspects of retail practices such a business management and marketing, trends and event floristry are included. Duties will also be carried out maintaining the College floristry facilities where students will develop their knowledge alongside their practical skills.

The floristry staff have a wealth of experience within the team ranging from the highest level floristry design skills with the associated underpinning knowledge to ensure every learner can achieve their optimum personal best and to be a successful retail florist. All have current industry knowledge in various sectors and bring this knowledge and experience to the delivery of the course.

These courses are aimed at someone who wants to either gain employment in the floristry industry or progress onto a higher level floristry course.

Partnerships for Area

British Florists Association and Institute of Professional Floristry


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Sarah Bateup

I started on the L2 and progressed onto L3, worked in the industry and returned to manage Broadview Florist, studying for my L4 and 5 whilst working here.
Sarah Bateup
Broadview Florist Manager

I started on the Level 2 Floristry Course when I was 18 and we were taken on a fantastic study trip to the Netherlands, taking in the amazing flower markets of Amsterdam and the surrounding area.

I enjoyed the course so much that I chose to progress onto Level 3, going off to work in the industry before returning to manage Broadview Florist, studying for my Level 4 and 5 whilst working here.

I think the fact that I studied four courses here is testament to the quality of the teaching at Hadlow. I love the variety, the huge scope for creativity and challenge that the floristry courses provide.

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