Institute of Professional Florists Membership - British Florist Association

Institute of Professional Florists Membership

Belonging to the Institute of Professional Florists is an essential part of your portfolio as an individual professional florist. Not only will it endorse your professional skills to customers and the public, it will set you apart individually when applying for jobs, freelancing or endorsing yourself to clients.

Maintaining standards within our Industry by obtaining industry approved qualifications shows that our members are participating and recording continuous professional development. Therefore showing, without doubt, that you are an active and enthusiastic member of the industry.

Contact us if you are unsure which membership applies to you, we’re here to help.

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. 

The points awarded for various activities can be seen in the file below. Please make sure you will be able/committed to achieving these before applying

£40 per year

In training in the workplace or registered with a college on an industry recognised floristry course from an approved awarding body. Student card or letter from employer/workplace training provider as evidence of training.

Please note this category of membership is only applicable for one year.

£60 per year

Member Florist – successfully achieved an industry recognised floristry Level 2 qualification from an approved awarding body.

£70 per year

Senior Member Florist – successfully achieved an industry recognised floristry Level 3 qualification from an approved awarding body.

£78 per year

Licentiate Florist – successfully achieved an industry recognised floristry Level 4 qualification from an approved awarding body. (City and Guilds Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry (ICSF) (HDF) or Foundation Certificate Professional Floristry and Floral Design.)

£78 per year

Fellow Florist – successfully achieved an industry recognised floristry Level 5 qualification from an approved awarding body. (City and Guilds Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry (NDSF) (MDPF) or BA (Hons) Professional Floristry and Floral Design)

£60 per year

Academic Member Florist Tutor – A floristry tutor (teaching an industry recognised floristry qualification from an approved awarding body) having successfully achieved an industry recognised floristry Level 3 qualification from an approved awarding body.

£78 per year

Academic Fellow Florist Tutor – A floristry tutor (teaching an industry recognised floristry qualification from an approved awarding body) having successfully achieved an industry recognised floristry Level 4 or 5 qualification from an approved awarding body. We will require a teaching qualification certificate.

Click here to see the recognised awarding body qualifications

Bench Trained Florists

We welcome bench trained florists into the Institute and we have criteria portfolio for membership.  We ask that you look through the portfolio requirement, download is below, which will be assessed by a panel. If you wish to proceed then contact the IoPF Skills Manager at iopf@britishfloristassociation.org and they will talk to you about the next step.

IOPF Membership

Complete the form below to create your profile, you will then be redirected to the checkout to make a payment for your membership. Our team will then review and activate your membership within 5 to 10 working days. Your membership is valid for 1 year, we'll send you a reminder by email when it's time to renew.
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We wish to apply for membership of the British Florist Association and agree to abide by the British Florist Association Code of Conduct. We confirm that the information given here is true and accurate and we understand that the submission of misleading information may lead to the refusal of the application or subsequent cancellation of membership.

IOPF Membership renewals

To renew, simply select the membership plan from the product opposite and make a payment. Once payment is received our membership team will renew your plan.

from £40 per year


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