About This Course

This course can help you to gain an understanding and allow you to progress and develop the skills you need to design, source and create varying floristry designs for events, celebrations, or just for fun. It will also be a useful start should you want to progress and work as a florist.

You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Floristry could help you to get a job as:

  • An Assistant Florist
  • A Wedding Flower Arranger
  • A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
  • A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager


The course consists of 10 Modules:

Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies


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