Floristry Design at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

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Course summary

This foundation degree in Floristry Design is focused on developing your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of floristry skills and techniques, supported with essential theoretical studies. The programme is designed to help you gain a firm understanding of essential commercial floristry skills and to give you the ability to develop these skills further, becoming confident with contemporary techniques and a wide range of approaches to floristry design. The will experience a real life work environment for a learn whilst doing approach, allowing your development of enterprise and entrepreneurial skills. What will I study? Year 1:

  • Academic Skills Development - 20 credits
  • Commercial Floristry Techniques - 20 credits
  • Visual Communication - 20 credits
  • Bridal Design Project - 20 credits
  • Floristry Practice - 20 credits
  • Contemporary Design Skills - 20 credits
Year 2:
  • Floral Composition - 40 credits
  • The Business of Floristry - 20 credits
  • Contemporary Techniques and Materials - 20 credits
  • European Practice - 20 credits
  • Floristry Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - 20 credits
Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. What is the Contact Time? For each 20 credit module students will receive approximately 54 hours of class / contact time with the tutor. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (146 hours per module). Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What else can I expect?
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you:
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website:
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
What kind of job could I get when I graduate?
  • Retail Florist
  • Freelance Florist
  • Floristry Business / Venture
  • Wedding Planner
  • Corporate Events Planner
  • Overseas Florist.


You will study; Commerical floristry techniques Bridal design Contemporary design skills Visual communication Academic skills development Contemporary techniques and materials European practice Floristry enterprise and entrepreneurship Floral composition The business of floristry Floristry practice.

Assessment method

The assessment methods used will require you to use a range of approaches demonstrating knowledge and skills across a range of contexts. By adopting a wider range of assessment methods, it will promote a more inclusive approach with consideration to individual learning styles. Assessment includes written assignments, presentations, practical work, online portfolio and coursework. There are no formal examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support your development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20 working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton welcomes applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications. Advanced entry may be possible due to prior experience or certificated learning; applicants will be invited to complete the recognition of prior learning approval process.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above or equivalent. A suitable reference.

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5966 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5966 Year 1
Scotland £5966 Year 1
Wales £5966 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Floristry Design at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS