Hugh Baird College - British Florist Association

Hugh Baird College

Hugh Baird College is a further education College situated in Bootle, Merseyside. We are one of the largest providers of education and training in the region, delivering over 300 courses to more than 5,000 learners. We offer courses from Entry Level to Level 3, Apprenticeships and University level courses, Foundation Degrees and Degrees.

Floral Design Courses

We offer Floral Design courses at two levels, Level 1 and Level 2. Alongside the design aspect, is the opportunity to learn the processes of inspecting new stock, displaying floristry goods effectively and negotiating costs when buying and planning for events. The courses are highly practical, and students will have the chance to discover more about the industry through work placements and in our own retail outlet, L20 Flowers.

Floral Design – Level 2

This one year course will give you an insight into the floristry industry and will allow you to develop basic skills in a wide range of floristry techniques including the construction of tied designs, wedding designs and general floral arrangements.

The course is mostly practical and will be delivered in the college’s floristry workshops, the development of practical skills will be supported by classroom sessions to develop an understanding of the theory of floristry including the selection, identification and use of flowers and foliage. Work related experience is a required course element so you will have the opportunity for a high quality work placement which will give you an insight into the everyday operation of a floristry business. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills to further support your employability.

Floral Design – Level 3

This one year course will give you an understanding of the floristry industry and will allow you to develop higher level skills in a wide range of floristry techniques including the planning, assembly and evaluation of sympathy floristry, diverse floral wedding designs, novelty designs, cultural floristry designs and diverse floral arrangements.

This skill development will be supplemented by an understanding of the business management techniques in floristry including retail merchandising, legislation and marketing strategies which will prepare you for entry into employment or progression to a higher level course. This course is the equivalent of 3 GCE A Levels and generates UCAS points that will allow you to progress into HE onto one of the diverse floristry and floristry related degrees that are becoming available .

The course is mostly practical and will be delivered in the college’s floristry workshops, the development of practical skills will be supported by classroom sessions to develop an understanding of the theory of floristry including the selection, identification and use of flowers and foliage. Work related experience is a required course element so you will have the opportunity for a high quality work placement which will give you an insight into the everyday operation of a floristry business. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills to further support your employability.

Course Costs and Finance

  • Aged 16-18: Free.
  • Aged 19+: there may be fees associated with our courses.
    • You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.
  • Financial Support (all ages)
    • You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. 

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

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 the college website for the latest information.

Balliol Road Campus

Balliol Road
Bootle
L20 7EW

Website: https://www.hughbaird.ac.uk/
Email: enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk
Telephone: 0151 353 4444

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