City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in
Floristry Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

This comprehensive practical course is for those who wish to pursue a career in floristry.


Why take this course?

This course acts as excellent preparation for pursuing a career in a modern floristry business, and will equip successful learners with the essential theoretical understanding and practical skills required to style and create a range of traditional and contemporary floral designs. 

What you will experience

You will learn all about working in this increasingly popular industry, focusing on display and event decoration whilst gaining extensive practical experience in wedding, funeral and sympathy designs. You will also develop a thorough understanding of identification, care and conditioning of flowers and foliage, and learn more about what it is like to work in the floristry industry.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should at least have National 4, Intermediate 1 or Standard Grade Foundation/General level qualifications. Applicants should also have core skills communication at SCQF Level 4 or above.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Those who successfully complete this course generally progress directly in to employment.


Career opportunities include working as a florist, retail manager or freelance designer.

  • Floral Designer
  • Florist
  • Freelance Florist

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.