I’m a qualified florist! Yes! I’m delighted to share the (official) news that I’m a qualified florist! I received with my certificate at a wonderful ceremony last week.

It was a special treat to return to Shipley College for a grand presentation ceremony. All the horticulture and floristry students came together to celebrate our achievements.

I'm a qualified florist

What I learnt

The NVQ Level 3 course was a great opportunity to expand and develop my skills. Being a qualified florist was important to me. I have attended courses with the British Florist Association and with Leafy Couture, however this was more formal and certified training.

My tutors are practising florists with years spent in the industry. Plus, my fellow florists had wide and varied experience. They were always eager to share their knowledge too.

I learnt some amazing new technical skills in design and composition. Plus wiring skills I never thought would be possible. My knowledge of design is broader than ever before. My ability to create unique designs and balance colour and texture is much improved.

These technical skills matter because they are the basis for every design. Understanding technical aspects means I can create even more amazing designs for my clients.

A proud moment

It was a proud moment when my name was called. I received my certificate from Jill Saunders, Head Gardener at East Riddlesden Hall who was the special guest speaker for the event.

I'm a qualified florist

I also enjoyed meeting up with my fellow students. It was a chance to find out what they have been up to since our course finished in the Summer. And hear about their future plans.

When I started the course I was ready to learn. Ready to work hard. Listening to the advice of my tutors was vitally important. Plus, I read around the subject when we had assignments to complete.

I knew that a ‘pass’ would not be enough. So I worked as hard as I could. And I achieved the highest possible grade – Distinction*. I am so proud and pleased – and I’m a qualified wedding florist!!!

What this means for my brides and grooms

When you ask me to create designs for your wedding, my qualifications will give you peace of mind. I can assure you that:

  • I’m committed to learning and developing my skills and can offer you the best possible service
  • I’ll use the best techniques to create amazing floral designs
  • I will always try to be better with each design I create
  • I am professional and take my work seriously

If you’re looking for a professional – and qualified – florist to create your wedding or event flowers, get in touch.

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