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Newton Rigg Diploma in Practical Floristry


If you have already completed a suitable qualification (see entry requirements below.) and have an interest in extending your skills as commercial junior florist this is the course for you. The course is designed to develop your knowledge in constructing designs, extending your skill to create designs suitable for specific purposes. Students are taught how to apply their skills to construct a range of work suitable for weddings, funerals and small events. The course involves lectures, demonstrations, practical skills, personal research and project work. There is no formal assessment for this course.


Description: This course gives students the opportunity to further develop their floristry techniques for specific styles of design. You will learn how to use wiring and create more intricate pieces of work. Through the programme you will cover;

Practical work: This will cover how to create beautiful designs suitable for a wedding party and dress a small venue. You will also learn how to create a number of tribute designs using correct techniques and a variety of mediums. You will use your theoretical knowledge acquired in previous learning and apply it to the new designs that you create along with learning new skills and techniques of wiring and gluing in a variety of ways. Teaching will pay particular attention to the underlying skills required to develop your creative design work. Through the course students will be able to use a range of mediums (including eco -floristry techniques) and will be given the opportunity to consider and evaluate the advantages and challenges of each.

Theory: The course will extend and consolidate your knowledge of the theory of colour and principles of design required by a commercial florist, you will learn to utilise and apply this in a commercial setting throughout the year. You will deepen your skills of communicating with clients to identify their needs, share your creative ideas and cost of designs. Throughout the year you will use and extend your vocabulary of the Latin names of fresh flowers and foliage and associated essential facts. You will also learn about to operate in a commercial environment from display/ health and safety and marketing.

Entry Requirements

Newton Rigg Certificate in Practical Floristry or City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate

Further Study

City and Guilds Level 3 with a full portfolio demonstrating skills acquired across the Newton Rigg Practical Certificate and Diploma .

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400