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Think about how often you see flowers – weddings, funerals, for loved ones or just for decoration. The skills and knowledge required to create such masterpieces are in demand and will never fall out of fashion

The sheer range and variety of amazing creations produced by florists is truly breath-taking. There will be a flower or decoration for every occasion. In our local region there is a demand for new entrants into the industry to create high quality products and displays. Florists account for many self-employed business opportunities.

Study part time

Gain new skills around other commitments.

Career prospects

The need for new florists is high in this sector.

Great facilities

Study in modern purpose-built classrooms.

We all love flowers

The range of floral requirements is almost never ending.

Key information

Training takes place on our Rodbaston estate and is further supplemented by close links with regional industry experts. You will be taught through a combination of classroom and practical activities that replicate the skills and knowledge required by modern industry. Our purpose-built floristry classrooms are bright and airy – ideal for showing off your latest creation! You can also access the beautiful backdrop of Rodbaston Hall for photo opportunities.

As well as achieving a nationally recognised qualification in floristry you will also have the opportunity to achieve qualifications in English and maths.

You can become a…

  • Floral Assistant
  • Floral Designer
  • Shop Manager
  • Florist Manager
  • Florist
  • Small Business Owner
  • Wedding Florist
  • Design Teacher
  • Freelancer
  • Grower

Take the next step with a career in Floristry

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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