How can I become a florist in the UK?
Currently, you do not need to be certified for becoming a florist in the UK. But, there are some educational options to develop floristry skills. The first option is learning from professional teachers in a college. It will give you a great qualification and employability learning from a professional teacher the whole way. Moreover, learning this way will lead you to achieve an NVQ in Floristry between 1 and 5 levels. The second option is an apprenticeship. It is for people who either currently work, or already have experience in the floristry. The apprenticeship can still be managed by a college or educational institute, but you are learning at an actual floristry job. Thus, you can achieve level 2 or 3 NVQ, and of course practical experience. The highest qualification in floristry in the UK is the National Diploma of the Society of Floristry. Most professional florists in the UK are members of that society.
Do I have to be certified to become a florist?
Currently, you do not need to be certified for becoming a florist in the UK. Everybody can become a florist if he/she opens their eyes to the beauty of flowers. Like everything in life, we become better and better in things we do with love. So, start experimenting with flowers! If you need some inspiration you can find it at the Flower School. The diploma is not crucial, the knowledge is. But the competition in the floristry industry is rising so you need to out-perform the rest to get the job. So, ask yourself What sets you apart from others?
What skills do I need to become a florist?
Creativity - as a florist you will need to match flowers in different colours, shapes and sizes requiring a reasonable amount of creativity. Like every job including the handwork.
Knowledge - to be a successful florist you need to know the different types of flowers and their meanings. You should know which one of them is appropriate for certain occasions.
Hand-crafting techniques - as a florist you will deal with different materials and containers for the creation of a bouquet. So, you will not only focus on arranging flowers.
What does a florist assistant do?
Floral assistants mainly assist the florist with daily operations. The job responsibilities include customer service, delivery operations, or processing orders via phone or internet.
Where can I find the Flower School?
The Flower School is at a garden centre located in Hampstead Garden Suburb with address 788A Finchley Road.
How can I get to the Flower School?
Reach us by bus - The nearest bus stop is Temple Fortune Hill which is a 6 minute walk from us.
Reach us by Tube - The nearest tube station is Golders Green which is a 15 minute walk from us.
Reach us by Car - The nearest car parks are Indigo Car Park and Brent Cross Station and prices are at around £5-6 per hour.
How to contact the Flower School?
Phone number: +44(0)207 724 7525
How to book a course at the Flower School?
Select one of the courses at our website www.flower-school.co.uk , choose one of the available dates and click the Book Now button. Then finish the payment. Book a course by phone: +44(0)207 724 7525.
How can I pay for a flower course at the Flower School?
You can pay for your floristry course at the Flower School via American Express, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal.
Are the flower courses at the Flower School accredited?
Our flower courses are not accredited. They are meant to be a nice experience with friends learning to be creative.
Can I cancel a flower course I booked and how?
You can cancel or rescedule your booked course 24 hours before the day of the course. Just call us and we will do that for you.
Can I reschedule a course I booked to another date?
You can rescedule your booked course 24 hours before the day of the course. Just call us and we will do that for you.
Are the flowers provided for the course?
All the flowers needed for the course are on us. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee and cake at our Garden Cafe again on us.