Glasgow Clyde College - British Florist Association

Glasgow Clyde College

Glasgow Clyde College (GCC) is one of the largest further education institutions in Scotland.  Situated in the thriving city of Glasgow, the multi-campus college has long been established as the leading provider of certificated floristry courses in the West of Scotland.

Over the past 25 years, the college’s Floristry and Horticulture department has expanded, with a wide array courses on offer.  GCC students can benefit from the fantastic new Horticulture Centre of Excellence which opened in 2017 at Langside Campus, this facility boasts state-of-the-art classrooms and substantial planting facilities. 

Years of industry experience and exceptional teaching standards make Glasgow Clyde College a natural choice for professionals and hobbyists alike.

Full-time courses currently on offer:

City & Guilds Diploma in Floristry (Level 2) – 1 Year

This runs over one year, three days per week in college plus industrial experience commitment. 

  • Art and Design in Floristry
  • Display and Event Decoration
  • Wedding and Funeral Designs
  • Identification, Care and Conditioning of Flowers, Foliage & Plants
  • Working in the Floristry Industry
  • Hand Tied Designs and Arrangements.

Part-time course currently on offer:

City & Guilds Diploma Floristry – Beginners (Level 1) – 1 Year

  • Safe & effective practices in land-based industries  
  • Develop performance in land-based industries
  • Industrial experience in land-based industries
  • Carry out basic floristry tasks
  • Identify flowers, foliage and plants   
  • Produce and maintain shop displays
  • Produce planted designs       
  • Assemble basic floral designs            
  • Portfolio Grading Unit
  • Multiple choice exam

City & Guilds Certificate Floristry – Beginners (Level 1) – 1 Year Evening

  • Safe & effective practices in land-based industries
  • Identify flowers, foliage and plants
  • Carryout basic floristry tasks
  • Assemble basic floral designs            

City & Guilds Award Floristry – Beginners (Level 1) – 1 block

  • Identify flowers, foliage and plants
  • Assemble basic floral designs            

Technical Certificate in Floristry – 2 Years

This will run on a part-time basis one day per week over two years.

Year 1

  • Health & Safety for land based industries
  • Working in the floristry industry
  • Care for and maintain floristry products
  • Prepare to create floristry designs
  • Creating floristry designs

Year 2

  • Working in the floristry industry (continued)
  • Customer service       
  • Principles of design    
  • Creating floristry designs (continued)
  • Working in industry evidence
  • Theory Exam
  • Synoptic assessment  

Other courses available include

Flower Arranging

You will learn how to create modern and traditional designs using different techniques and a variety of sundries to complement the flowers.

We also offer a range of full-time Horticulture courses…

  • HNC Horticulture – 1 Year
  • HNC Landscape Management – 1 Year
  • NC Green keeping – 1 Year
  • NC Introduction to Horticulture – Level 4 – 1 Year
  • NC Introduction to Landscape Design and Green keeping – 1 Year
  • NQ Landscape Design Construction and Management (Level 5) – 1 Year
  • City & Guilds Diploma Horticulture – 1 Year

Contact Details

Telephone number: 0141 272 9000 
Email address:


Langside Campus
50 Prospecthill Road
G42 9LB

Please note that the information provided was accurate at the date of publication. However, courses are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change, please see their website for the latest information

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