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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


  • Florist
  • Display Merchandiser
  • Florist Manager
  • Floral Buyer


Tracy benton

Tracy Benton

Lecturer & Course Manager for Level 2, Floristry

Tracy is a Master Florist, member of the Training and Education committee for the British Floristry Association (BFA) and Area Manager and Academic Fellow for the BFA’s Institute of Professional Florists (IoPF). She is also a Principal Moderator and Consultant for City & Guilds and a qualified floristry judge on behalf of the UK Floristry Judges Guild.

She has been in the industry for over 25 years, and has been the sole trader for Blooms of Benton, creating bespoke floral designs for events and businesses, for over 20 years. She still works in industry to inform her Continual Professional Development and to embed current market techniques and trends into her teaching.

As a member of the Skills Council, she was invited in 2012 to talk about CPD in subject specialist for Institute for Learning (IfL) in front of House of Commons and was invited back there to launch the Institute of Professional Floristry in 2015.

Tracy has conducted numerous workshops and demonstrated at many venues, from NAFAS events to RHS Chelsea. She was Event Florist for Imperial College, Knightsbridge for 5 years, where she had the privilege to create flowers for The Queen.   


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Rebecca Yussuf

Studying the NCFE courses gave me the confidence I needed to set up my own floristry business. 

NCFE 2 & 3 in Floristry, as well as various part-time floristry courses
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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.

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