Train to be a Florist

Train to be a Florist

Have you always been interested in floristry? Always wondered if it could be the career for you? Then why not contact Rose Cottage today to discuss how this dream could become a reality

What skills are needed to become a florist? Don’t worry if you only have a few of the below right now, training here at Rose Cottage is very comprehensive and is applicable to all levels from the complete beginner to those with more experience

  • A good sense of design, shape and colour – Elements and Principles
  • Knowledge of flowers and plants, seasonality and availability
  • Current and future floral trends
  • Different styles of floristry such as contemporary or vintage although you may choose to specialise in your own particular style
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Business acumen
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures and laws relating to floristry

With over fifteen years’ experience as a floristry business owner and educator, you’re in safe hands to learn everything you need to know from creation to business planning and experience sharing. There’s a lot to be said for ‘lessons learned’ and here at Rose Cottage we find satisfaction in supporting one another through our own learning and experience

Here at Rose Cottage we pride ourselves on offering everyone the best training experience and continued support during your journey.

We offer a variety of programmes, which suit everyone’s training and learning needs.

Our programmes and workshops are as below, so why not contact us today and kick start your journey into the flower world, we promise you won’t regret the decision. Follow your dreams and train in something you love today

Option 1
5 Day Career Change course 

NEW for 2022, our 5-day intensive career change programme is the perfect way to kick start your journey into running a successful floristry business.

This course will not only give you the practical skills you need to launch your business, it will also offer you an insight into branding, business models, making a profit, social media and photography.

During the course you will also meet past and present students who will share their story and offer you guidance for your story.

During the 5 days we will work through everything from the basic hand tied bunch through to creating a sustainable meadow design and how to cost designs. It’s important to be commercially aware.

This Course is all about developing your own creative style, taking the time to master the basics, learn from each other along the way and become part of the Rose Cottage community who will be there to support you every step of the way.

All of our flowers are fresh every day and all of your designs are yours to take home, in total during the 5 days you will create 10 beautiful designs that are yours to photograph and use for your portfolio. Here at Rose Cottage we offer plenty of opportunity to take the perfect photograph and ensure you are happy with the images you take both at Rose Cottage and at home.

We kick off the week by learning all things flowers!  During some sessions, you’ll be encouraged to select your own flowers; this will help you learn what works well together in terms of colour palette, textures, seasonality and will help you learn the flower names which is vital in building confidence.

On completion of the  course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a welcome into our Rose Cottage community group, which has now been running for over 3 years.

We see this course as a great starting block for your career but would encourage students to continue their learning through our 4 day wedding floristry course or one of our one on one master classes which could include funeral floristry.

Fee: £1650
Dates for 2022:
21 March  – 25 March  see information
25 July – 29 July see information
12 September – 16 September see information

Option 2
One on One – 3 day course

A similar programme as Option 1, but on a one on one basis scheduled around dates to suit you. This programme will  be designed around your specific needs. Give me a call to discuss further 07738556949
Fee: £1500

Option 3
A Bespoke Programme of One on One Training Days

A bespoke one on one programme can be created for you focussing specifically on those aspects of floristry that you would like to learn or practice. You will most likely already have some skills and will just need to add to them or update them in order to achieve your potential and live your floristry dream.
Fee: from £250 3 hours or  from £400 per day including flowers and materials.

Option 4

Here at Rose Cottage we also offer a Consultancy service that you can book by the hour. This is an excellent way to get one on one expertise on how to progress your flower business. We are dedicated to working with our students to ensure your dreams turn into reality. See more about the consultancy service here

Successful participation on all of our above courses is rewarded with our Rose Cottage Floristry School Certificate of Achievement. Perfect to add to your portfolio or to display on your professional certificate wall.

Contact me to have a chat and find out more so that together we can explore which option will best suit your needs and your budget.