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IOPF - Institute of Professional Florists

Floristry is a highly skilled profession, florists train for many years and during this time they gain many qualifications, as well as this traditional training, florists will continue to attend workshops and course. As with many artistic industries trends change and techniques develop so florists will continue developing their knowledge and skills throughout their career to stay abreast of all developments within the industry.


The Institute of Professional Florists, upholds the professional status of florists in the UK by maintaining consistently high standards within the floristry industry through training and qualifications.


You can find out if your local BFA florist Business has members of their team with Institute of Professional Florist status as you'll see the IOPF badge on their profile page, so look out for this when searching for your florist through our 'Find your local BFA florist page'.


The aims of the Institute are:


  • To uphold the professional status of florists in the UK and to encourage florists to engage in the process that will record continuous 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

In order to achieve the above aims the remit of the IoPF Committee is:


  • Identifying the training and career needs of the floristry industry and working pro-actively with LANTRA to ensure that these requirements are met.

  • Promoting the benefits of training to all businesses regardless of size.

  • Promoting the take-up and development of careers within the floristry industry.

  • Communicating with education providers

  • To promoting and running the WorldSkills UK Competition in Floristry.



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