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IoPF Memberships

Institute of Professional Florists Memberships

 

Belonging to the Institute of Professional Florists should be an essential part of your portfolio as NOT ONLY will it endorse to our customers and the public in general that we are maintaining standards within our Industry by obtaining industry approved qualifications BUT ALSO that our members are participating and recording continuous professional development. 

Contact Us if you are unsure which membership applies to you, we're here to help.
 

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

By joining the Institute of Professional Florists (IoPF) you are agreeing to adhere and uphold the aims and objectives of the Institute and comply with the membership criteria

Aims of the Institute:

  • To uphold the professional status of florists in the UK and to encourage florists to engage in the process that will record professional development.
  • To ensure we maintain consistent high standards within the floristry industry through our training and qualifications
  • To support our members to meet their professional development needs and help floristry businesses identify learning opportunities for their teams.

Therefore on joining you must:

  • Provide and upload evidence onto the Skills Manager programme, in order that you can be endorsed as having met the criteria of the level of membership you have applied for within the required timescale.
  • Identify personal training and career needs associated with the Floristry Industry.
  • Regularly upload and maintain evidence of ongoing continuous professional development

After you have applied you will be issued with:

  • Unique password to access the Skills Manager programme Once level of membership has been endorsed you will receive your Membership certificate with the relevant letters that you will be entitled to use behind your signature (not applicable to students)
  • Regularly upload and maintain evidence of ongoing continuous professional development
  • Identify personal training and career needs associated with the Floristry Industry. 

 

LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

IoPF Student Membership (£30 inc VAT)

Semi skilled basic knowledge – either training in the workplace or registered with a college. Student card or letter from employer/workplace training provider as evidence of training.*

 

IoPF Member (£60 inc VAT)

Florist Craft/Skilled – successful achievement of a recognised awarding body Level 2 qualification.*

 

Senior IoPF Member (£60 inc VAT)

 

Senior Florist Supervisor/ skilled – successful achievement of a recognised awarding body Level 3 qualification*

 

IoPF Licentiate (£78 inc VAT)

Manager specialist – successful achievement of a recognised awarding body Level 4 qualification*

 

 

IoPF Fellow (£78 inc VAT)

Owner/Senior Manager – successful achievement of a recognised awarding body Level 5 qualification*

 

 

IoPF Academic Member (£60 inc VAT)

Category for Tutors, Level 1 – tutor having achieved a recognised awarding body Level 3 qualification and working towards Level 4*

 

 

IoPF Academic Fellow (£78 inc VAT)

Category for Tutors Level 2 – Having achieved Level 4 or Level 5.

 

* Bench Trained Florists

We welcome bench trained florists into the Institute and we have criteria for all the levels of membership.  We ask that you contact the IoPF Skills Manager at iopf@britishfloristassociation.org and she will advise you of which level to apply for.

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