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Diploma in Floristry

Learn how to become a florist and create a wide variety of flower arrangements with this free online diploma course.

Publisher: CourseFlix
This diploma course teaches you the essential skills required to become a successful florist. We offer a wealth of information, from flower and plant varieties to floral arrangements. If you ever considered turning your passion for flowers into a budding career, this diploma course also teaches you everything you need to know to run your own speciality flower shop. This course suits anyone with an eye for beauty and a love of flowers.
Diploma in Floristry
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    15-20 Hours
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This diploma course equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful florist. We cover the basics of floristry and explain how to find and successfully apply for a job in the floristry industry. We explain how to run a flower shop, from purchasing essential equipment for arrangements to marketing your floristry skills on social media. We examine the anatomy of plants and flowers and explore different colour associations and usages. The course lays out the dangers and treatment of ethylene as we show you how to process, store and maintain plants. 

We then study specific species of popular flowers, foliage, greens and fillers to use in flower arrangements. There are many floral design styles, both western and eastern, and we take you through the elements and principles of each, including the popular Japanese ‘Ikebana’ technique. The course provides step-by-step instructions in creating specific types of floral arrangements, starting by identifying the role of vases and available flowers. We test your creative skills when we cover container and vase arrangements, hand-tied bouquets, boutonnière, basket gardens and fruit baskets. The course concludes with an in-depth study of the floral business, industry etiquette and flower arrangements specifically for weddings and funerals. 

This diploma course suits anyone who dreams of turning their passion for flowers and floristry into a career. We teach you everything you need to know to turn natural beauty into art and that art into a business.

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